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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The Belgian Black Raspberry is a strong black ale brewed with imported malt, hops and yeast. This beer is aged for 9 months and infused with 150 pounds of real raspberries. It is smooth, strong and culminates with an amazing dark raspberry finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Interesting aromas of chocolate covered raspberries and dark malt. Flavor was more understated than I expected, with an almost lambic sour character from the fruit. While I appreciate this as a Belgian Ale with raspberries, I wish that there had either been stronger fruit flavors or more intense malt. Overall, a fine effort.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2008
On tap at The Federal, Durham. Lustrous dark pour, looking very much like a big porter or stout. Decent head, dissipates a tad quickly. The nose is big and booming, and there’s little mistaking the black raspberry. It’s fairly forward, but somehow not so aggressive despite that. Slight hop presence, relatively thick body, and it ends up like a moderately flavored stout (Belgian? not so sure, but it’s a decent brew).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2008
On tap at the Federal in Durham, NC. Very dark brown with a tan head. Chocolatey aroma with a strong dose of raspberry preserves. Some roasted malts on top of a ton of raspberry brownie flavor. Alcohol is very well hidden. Surprisingly easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2009 Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Raspberry and roasted malts on the nose. Im not sure why this is classified as a belgian ale. Thin bodied. Flavor was very malty with hints of chocolate and raspberries. Raspberry flavor was very light. Nice dry finish


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