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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle, courtesy markwise. Black pour, with red highlights, and some thick tan lacing on the glass. Funky nose, sweat, some raspberry, and some peaches, too. Dry coffee flavors, roast, raspberry, slight toasted malty sweetness. Medium-bodied, some spicy elements that almost the drinkability. Overall not so bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Dark clear reddish brown. Aroma of raspberries and a hint of coffee. Taste is roasty with some coffee and some faint fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2009
SpringsLickers Fish Fry. Sample from a bottle thanks to Butters. 1265/1750. Dark dark brown with minimal light tan head. Big roasty aroma, fruity raspberry. Taste is nice roast base, ashy import stout note, iodine, then raspberry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (6120) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2009
A burnt coffee aroma from a deep brown almost black pour with a creamy tan head and lace. Raspberry with hard coffee. A full bodied beer. Ill be honest I knocked .2 off because I rated this as a stout at first.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bomber at the brewery, #898 of 1750. Black with a thin brown head. A Belgian ale? Really? Sounds like an identity crisis. This beer smells like a raspberry stout with some Belgian yeast notes. Tastes like it too, chocolaty and light, sweet raspberry. Whatever it is, it was clearly the best beer at Big Boss during my visit.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4058) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Sampled at Springslickers Fish Fry 09. Bottle 1265 of 1750. Very dark brown pour with small tan head. Dark roast and raspberry aroma. Flavor isnt quite as good. Maybe even a little vegetal. But pretty good i think.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
WeeHeavySD (3385) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2009
How is this beer so well rated? This beer is a mess. Bomber shared by joey, smokepot23, thanks dude! Pours black with a tan ring. Nose has some sweet malt notes and tunafish, yup its tuna fish, messed up. Taste is slightly razzy, with more tunafish. blech!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6288) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2009
Black, with no head. Nice whiff of raspberry and coffee and some red wine notes. Flavor is some raspberry mixed with coffee, plus some smokey note and some chocolate, as well. Like a good stout with a just a touch of fruit. Sampled at Springslickers Fish Fry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle from ROBORB. Thanks! Pours dark and almost black with a creamy short lived light tan head. Smell is chocolate, tobacco, graham crackers and raspberries. Nice looking beer and unique smell. Taste is dry, and tart with a bit of roasty char, and dark fruity raspberry. More like an ashy stout with dry fruit flavor than a belgian ale, I thought, but I definitely prefer it that way. Really unique flavor and a light tobacco and ashy bitterness to it as well. Medium to full body and a smooth mouthfeel overall. Really enjoyable stuff!


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