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La Petite Mort - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 07-15-2009)
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Photo of BCross
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

BCross, Oct 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

I've only drunk a few dark Belgians. This is one of my favorite American Belgian beers outside of Russian River and Great Divide. Just enough raisin.

peteinballard, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Sound_Explorer, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.65/5  rDev -12.7%

I had this on-tap in a snifter at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: rich dark amber with minimal haze and a thin layer of creamy ivory foam. Very attractive indeed.

Smell: lightly toasty, spicy aroma. Quite subtle.

Taste: very toasty and biscuity malt with a lightly fruity, yeasty character; there's also just a touch of chocolate here. It reminds me very much of a dubbel. Not bad for the style, but in general it's a bit biscuity for my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess. Not as largely creamy as a nice bottle-conditioned Belgian, but nice enough.

Overall: it is the rare Belgian dark ale/dubbel/amber that grabs me, and alas this beer is not among them. Not a bad beer at all for the style, but not really to my taste.

flagmantho, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

DaveMiller, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

TwoTrees, Aug 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Jwlas, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

ScreamForMe, Jun 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

CaptainQ, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Kuaff
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Hopvine in Seattle. In a snifter.

It appears a deep, dark, brackish ruby with a solid finger of off-white froth as a head.

Smells like bourbon, raisins, cherries, maple, and molasses. A tempting aroma.

It tastes pretty much exactly like it smells, but with the addition of a classically Belgian, bready finish. The flavor also has more vanilla, I think.

The feel isn't overly spritzy for a Belgian ale, which I like. Sweet and syrupy.

Really a lovely dark Belgian ale.

Kuaff, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

jmccraney, May 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Seattle_Suds, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

510a, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Kurmaraja, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

pknyc, Sep 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Ross_Haddow, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

AirborneBeer, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

rab53, Jul 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Abrengle, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

TysonA, May 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

dirtylou, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

adkieffer, Oct 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

dionito, Sep 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

benbjb, Sep 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

beerhorn12, Aug 06, 2012
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La Petite Mort from Black Raven Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.