RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle at Bobbys tasting. Pours dark brown off white head. Nose/taste of red wine, roast chocolate, black raspberry, oak, vanilla and coconut. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13548) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11824) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle from August NC trip. Belgian pale with raspberry and chocolate. Understated flavours. Drinkable but not for everybody.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10983) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Bottle... OsS&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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10882) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle shared with my wife. Pours a clear dark brown with a faint tanned white head at the edges. Big stone fruit and yeast on the nose, a soft bit of cocoa and some papery oxidization. Medium-bodied, sweet and fruity, berries over warming sweet alcohol, roast and cocoa. Raspberry and chocolate syrup through warm booze, fruity yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9908) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8659) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - 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.

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