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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Belgian Strong Dark Ale brewed with Nelson Sauvin Hops and Klug Farms Black Raspberries. Nelson Sauvin hops, Belgian yeast, and black Raspberries?! Whatís this abbot (about)? Brother Razbeardo may be razzín you, but heís not kidding around; this ale is a slam monk (dunk). The juicy hop aroma will entrappe (entrap) you, while the tart black raspberries and warm, spicy yeast character will make you speechless. Brotherís brewed a real zen outta zen (?). Better pour this one on the dubbel (double)!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle from Liquor Barn on sale $6.99. Delicious aromas of spices,plum, blueberries and Belgian sugar . Dark brown and reddish color. Deep intense flavors of dark fruits, caramelized figs and raisins. Toffee, caramel, fermented berries. Lots of things going on with this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
6th July 2014
Opaque purple - black beer, small purple head! Smooth palate with fine nibbly carbonation. Semi dry. Mellow blackcurrant with touches of blackberry and raspberry. Touch of spicy yeast. Light finish. Pleasant enough but not sure what Pipeworks were aiming for here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Honestly this is funky but I sort of love it. Itís like a weird fruit beer with a bitter hop nose. Pours super dark and black like juice. Hop nose. A raspberry flavor but not over sweet. Taste of alcohol hits hard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demmbonz (590) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Shared 750ml to snifters. Dark Brown red pour. Hoppy aroma. Sour berry flavor. Strange combination. Changes on the palate a few times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured a reddish/brownish color with a smaller sized head. Berries, fruity, some earth, and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft on tap at Polar Beer Fest 2014 (Chicago, IL). Pours adeep luscious raspberry juice hue, crimson glow on the edges with a good haze in the body. A frothy reddish tinged head sits atop, sticks around, laces ok. Really nice color. Aromas are seedy raspberry and some bready malts, a touch of spice, fruit and biscuit. More raspberry pulp, gentle yeast and sweetness. Initial is a good dose of raspberry juice, a bit fuzzy and tannic, the ellement isnít just sweetness. Touches of biscuit, toast, and vanilla, some fruity elements start to play as we hit the middle. Some peach, gentle dryness as we hit the backend. More raspberry, tannic skin, with some spice, yeast elements. Overall, I think the raspberry certainly sets the pace here. A touch sweet at times, but quite genuine for the most part, juicy and flavorful overall. The Belgian yeast gets covered up a bit, touches of candi sugars and fruit linger or strike a certain note at times. Solid fruit beer. Looks great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1523) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Very dark purple almost black unless in direct light. Taste and smell like raspberry jam. Pretty sweet no sour or tartness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours purplish red with pink head. Nose and taste of berry jam, cherry pit, pie crust, creamy berries, malt and earth. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle and served in my PW snifter: Pours a interesting purple-ish hue with a pink-ish head and spotty lace. First impression: BOOM there is an overload of Black Raspberries, right up in your face! Some red wine, plum, clove, anise, aromatic and bready malt attempt mostly in vain to make an appearance. This beer is all about the fruit with some invert sugar, yeast spices and acidic wine notes along for the ride. Shocked on how dry the finish is considering all that came before it. Got to say I love some parts of this beer but also will say that after one glass it got old quick, I should have shared this... Oh well, I fear a headache in the morning from this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Dark red pour pink head.smell is a dead ringer for Finnish raspberry licorice. The flavor has spices, white wine, slight berry, bittersweetness. Better warmer than colder.

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