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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009

Name: Big O
Date: February 06, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Footset Foreplay Friday
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: earthy dark malt aroma, light roasted, woodsy earthyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, light roast, dark chocolate, winey sweet fruit
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9790) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8907) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Bottle... O’sS&BS-I-T-YVBThrowdown... Pours black with a creamy, light brown head. Good retention. The nose is dominated by charcoal, black coffee and cocoa with an unfortunate touch of acetaldehyde. Medium to full-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is tart, tangy and fruity with a dab of chocolate thrown in the mash for good measure. Finishes tart and lightly bitter. Kudos to dchmela for bringing this bottle to the Throwdown!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8044) - , 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Served on draft at Thirsty Monk South. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and berries. The taste is roasted malts, nutty notes, chocolate, herbal hops and mild berries in the finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Courtesy of markwise. Pours deep dark with cherry red hues and lasting thin mocha head The aroma is malty with malt balls, chocolate, some roastiness and a modest level of cherry fruit sweetness and tartness. The taste is much different starting with an initial pulse of malt and caramel sweetness followed quickly by cherry and berry tartness. The flavor only has hints of the maltiness noted in the nose. It ends with lingering cherry tartness and fading sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2009
courtesy of markwise. pours dark brown/black with off white head. Aroam of raspberries, roasted malts. Taste, some sour notes of raspberries, roasted malts, and a light tart fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Bomber (courtesy emacgee) into a tulip glass. The pour is black with red on the edges with a 1-finger brown head that fades to half then sticks a bit. The aroma is a unique mish-mash of chocolate-covered raspberries and Belgian yeast. The flavor is fresh sour raspberries followed by creamy chocolate with a definitive lingering roasted malt finish - not exactly coffee - but definitely dark roasted malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle shared by paul. Pours a dark brown body with an off white head. Lots of berry and hints of raz, licorice and a cherry like grainy wheat. A bit vegetative, eh its okay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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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