Bfpierce (10) - - AUG 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful beer on tap in Redmond wa. Unique fruity dark beer. Love it. Quite strong.
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maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at SB. Pours a mostly clear dark brown color with a small tan head on there. Nose is effectively missing from this beer, as I couldn’t even smell it with my nose in the glass. Taste is slightly sweet, with some caramel in there as well as some candied fruit.
jsnicholas (140) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at black raven. Dark but fairly clear. No head. Tastes like toasted semisweet chocolate. Pretty good.
Prufrockstar (962) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Black Raven.
Aroma: Dark fruit; like a stronger, fruitier version of their scotch ale. chocolate and leather.
Appearance: Dark ruby brown, clear, no head.
Taste: Dark, sweet fruits; little hop presence; sweet; rich; some alcohol burn, some caramel, some oxidation.
Palate: Syrupy texture; full body, soft carbonation.
Overall: Rich sipper. Interested in trying the bourbon version.
OldMrCrow (1829) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Deep copper pour, limited head. Aroma of scotch and scotch tape. (More like bourbon, really, but I thought myself clever for the phrase). Fairly sweet, entirely drinkable though not a standout in the style.
mikedR (1219) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This one is Nice. Smooth dark Belgian. I'm getting fruity notes, but not overly sweet, and fitting for its deep ruby color. Almost a chocolate aroma, but could be tobacco. Belgian tangy ness comes in a bit later, but sticks around. Some smokiness too -- quite a bit going on; complex! Easy drinking, and not particularly carbonated. Highly recommended! Sampled from bottle purchased at brewery on release day, 2013. A.
Nikiel (877) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Black Raven, advertised as 9.9%Pours a dark red/brown. Tastes sweet with hints of raisins and ends sweet, but very alcoholic with hints of bourbon which become overwhelming as it warmed up.
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black Raven Brewery – Redmond, WA
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Lots of Belgian yeast aroma and flavors. Fruity with light spices. This was a pretty tasty beer.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is yeasty and spicy with notes of toasted malts, lots of dark pitted fruity. Dark brown pour with a decently lasting head. Spicy belgian yeast notes, dark fruit, some toasted malts, Sweet and fruity. Some sugary notes as well. Sweet, spicy, fruity, and lightly alcoholic.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Dark brown pour with a small off white head. Yeasty aroma of dried fruits, dates, dark bread, nuttiness, a little spice. The flavor has a hint of cocoa with the slightly sweaty leatheriness a lot of belgian browns seem to have, plus more dried fruits, earthiness, candy caramel sweetness, more spice. I really like this new batch.