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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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3.6
   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.


3.7
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2017
draft to snifter that poured a darker brown to black. aroma I chocolate, raspberry and Belgian notes. the flavor is solid, nice Belgian backbone with chocolate and a good amount of raspberries.

3.4
thegreenrooster (4516) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is a big raspberry with some char malt and alcohol. Flavor is a thick sweet cloying raspberry, a minor roasted malt with a little alcohol heat. Finish leaves a nice berry on the tongue as this goes down. I don’t get much "Belgian" aspects out of this but as a fruit flavored porter this is fine just a little bit too much of boozy hotness.

3.4
j12601 (13028) - 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.

3
Beffrey2 (36) - Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Very tasty Ale. You can really taste the raspberry. Slight bitter but well balanced. Did not notice much lace or head. Would drink again

3
rumproasts (5573) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
bottle. Deep brown with small head. This sounds much better than it is in reality. The chocolate and raspberry flavors seem to be fighting. The creaminess of the malt is interrupted by the tartness of the berries with a boozyness that doesn’t help. I like the idea, but not quite there.

1.8
cheap (6009) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
From my future son in law. Smells like alarming volatile fruit. First taste is a big alky whallop. Yes, quite high in alky impact. Alky overcomes the whole personality of this brew. Way over the top, you’d never know its a fruit beer, heheh. Yes, this is black beer but its not stoutish at all.

3.3
Sammy (12610) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle from August NC trip. Belgian pale with raspberry and chocolate. Understated flavours. Drinkable but not for everybody.

3.7
jtclockwork (17100) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle at Bobby’s tasting. Pours dark brown off white head. Nose/taste of red wine, roast chocolate, black raspberry, oak, vanilla and coconut. Medium body.

3.7
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, light fruit and other malt aromas. Chocolate, roasted tones, bit of liquor barrel tones.

3.4
geologyguy (1647) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Little sour and medium bitter good strong flavor, light dark cherry, hint of cough syrup...decent


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