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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (2155) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1314) - 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 (1098) - 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 (2159) - 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 (13655) - 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 (8734) - 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 doesnt drink like its 8%, although its a little thin). Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4822) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Consumed this under the description of "chocolate raspberry stout" which seemed passably accurate, Brewery website says "BELGIAN BLACK RASPBERRY ... black ale". It is near black in color with a dark tan head that leaves very good lacing. The aroma fits "raspberry stout", with little detectable chocolate. The flavor has a well-balanced mix of chocolate, raspberries, and dark malts. Perhaps a touch too sweet despite a kick of bitter in the finish from dark roast and hops. M: creamy smooth but a tad thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
I thought this was a really weird beer. Looked like a stout, but sweeter, like a belgian dark, then the raspberries showed up at random points. Curious, but I dont think I would want it again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maslupulos (39) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Great looking beer from Big Boss. Deep dark pour with a little bit of tan head. Smells of toasted malts, caramel, cherries, and, of course, raspberries. Silky smooth taste, with dark chocolate and just the right amount of fruit, subtle and not overwhelming. This beer definitely surprised me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Near black brew with some tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, raspberry, some chocolate. Lots of raspberry flavor, smooth and chocolaty.


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