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Big Operator - Big Boss Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%


Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian Black Raspberry, is a full flavored black ale brewed with imported malt, hops and yeast. This beer is aged for 6 months and infused with 150 pounds of real raspberries. Culminates with an amazing dark raspberry finish.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 02-15-2008)
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Reviews by tastybeer:
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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Completely opaque, very dark brown brew topped by a dark tan-brown head. Nice big head initially that fades at a moderate speed into a thin tight ring. Aroma is pleasant, deep and soft, with toasty coffee and chocolate, with real raspberries (not syrup-like or candy-like) and light hopping. I sense a little bit of spice, similar to coriander but it could just be the yeast and raspberries. Taste is good also. Thick but soft malts....bittersweet chocolate, roasty coffee, fresh raspberries. Not very complicated and easy to enjoy. The fullish body, smooth and velvety texture, and lightly tingly bitterness are sweet as well. The is easy to drink, but I've discovered I like to take my time sipping this brew.

This would be perfect with chocolate cake topped with raspberry sauce. Mmmm...

Serving type: growler

02-09-2009 00:08:23 | More by tastybeer
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Smell: Baking chocolate with raspberry and tamarind undertones

Taste: The chocolate is more pronounced and delivers a punch, up front, with the raspberries adding a jammy aspect, in the middle; the finish is rather abrupt, though the flavors from the front end continue

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Not much of a BSDA and much more of a Belgian Stout, I would amp up the roasted malt bill to eliminate the confusion

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Big Operator from Big Boss Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.