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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.


wnewberr's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2012
12 oz bottle. MUCH better on tap. Raspberry aroma but of an unpleasant sour aroma too. Strong chocolate malt flavor pairs well with raspberries. Head retention needs improvement.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8443) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle at Bobby’s tasting. Pours dark brown off white head. Nose/taste of red wine, roast chocolate, black raspberry, oak, vanilla and coconut. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, light fruit and other malt aromas. Chocolate, roasted tones, bit of liquor barrel tones.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (691) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Little sour and medium bitter good strong flavor, light dark cherry, hint of cough syrup...decent

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (1226) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours black, with a medium, tan head. The aroma is bitter chocolate, tart raspberries, some earthiness, and a little cinnamon. Mild sweetness, with a significant bitterness and just a hint of tartness. Medium body, lightly acidic, sticky and astringent. Overall, this is a nice attempt, but it is much too bitter. Not really pleasant to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ErikDavid (11) - - MAY 7, 2014
Low to no head, lightly carbonated pretty close to flat, and served on draft. The color is a dark black, with just a hint of red at the meniscus. Flavor a bit too much raspberry for me, maybe a bit bigger will more mouthfeel would help.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Awesome aroma of decadent chocolate with a pinch of raspberries at the end. So much chocolate. Taste brings the baker's cocoa powder forward, yet cannot assemble itself into an equally impressive flavor profile. Solid nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
12oz at my place with Patrick. Pours dark brown with red tint. No head. Aroma is dark raspberries and chocolate, cocoa powder. Some roasted malt in the background. Taste is slightly thin, cocoa powder, lightly roasted malt, a booze burn like vodka, some dark fruit in the background, is smells better than it tastes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1381) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Light dusting of cocoa powder, a twinge of raspberry infusion, but legit raspberry, not fake raspberry syrup flavor. Somewhat lacking as a complete picture though, just a couple neat elements here and there with little direction.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
A dark brown ale with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with light alcohol and berry notes. In mouth, powdery chocolate malt with light berries, a bit of off character, grassy, OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5458) - Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared by jmborggren). Looks good; a fairly opaque dark cola with thin beige lacing. Smells of dark malt and mild raspberry with some black pepper notes. Tastes like it smells, only better, and a heavier raspberry presence without the pepper. Solid on the palate (it doesn’t drink like it’s 8%, although it’s a little thin). Enjoyable.


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