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La Petite Mort - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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La Petite MortLa Petite Mort

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
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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beerhorn12

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

08-06-2012 05:10:38 | More by beerhorn12
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Abrengle

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

06-06-2013 05:46:48 | More by Abrengle
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

09-23-2013 16:37:13 | More by pknyc
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beertunes

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The brewery lists this as a "Abbey Brown Ale", so if this review is miscatagorized that's my bad. Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clear, sharp, medium brown, sort of leather colored. Had a over an inch of fluffy light tan head, that dissipated at a moderate pace leaving just a hint of lacing.

A sweet aroma hits the nose first, followed by a slight hint of spice. The flavors are much bolder than the aromas lead me to expect, with a sharp tang on the front, followed by the expected malt sweetness and finishing with a nice touch of spicieness.

The body is solid and full without being heavy. The only reason drinkability suffers is due to the strength making it tricky to have more than a couple. I think this beer will develop a nice smoothness with a little time. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2009 21:17:38 | More by beertunes
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NWer

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Belgian Abbey Strong Brown 2011 release 7/14/2011 draft pour at the brewery.
Nice dark deep red/brown appearance.
Nothing significant on the nose that I could pick up.
Taste nutty, sweet, balanced.
Mouthfeel smooth and somewhat on the thin side.
Much fanfair from my favorite brewery left me a little disappointed. Drinkable alright but too much so. I expected more.
I'm glad I tried it but wouldn't go out of my way for it again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2011 23:42:33 | More by NWer
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TysonA

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-12-2013 21:14:44 | More by TysonA
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510a

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-16-2014 07:41:25 | More by 510a
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beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-19-2011 03:06:07 | More by beefandbean22
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dankness3

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-18-2012 15:27:16 | More by dankness3
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-24-2013 05:17:54 | More by rab53
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SirChugsAlot

Washington

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at black raven and was really excited to try this!

Poured a dark rather clear beer with superb amber hints and a decent head into a tulip glass and due to the style i don't exactly know what i would pour this into if i had a bottle.... Nice 1/2 finger head that stuck around for a bit before fading

Smell was a bit funky with a touch of sour. A wbit sweet with spices and cloves.

Taste was sweet and malty with a bit of hops up front and a funky farm toward the back which made for an interesting brew with some weird twang to it..

Mouth was solid and well slid out for the expected style. I wasn't expecting anything too thick or over carbonated for the style... maybe a bit more carbonation but this works well..

Drink was well balanced and i really enjoyed it. a friend of mine said it was hoppy up front with some smoke in the back, but she was drunk =)

Overall a solid beer and i would get this again, but i would try a different style of glass just to check it out

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2009 05:14:27 | More by SirChugsAlot
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a brownish color with ruby highlights, good carbonation, nice white cap and bubbles

S: Some dark fruits and sugar

T: Caramelized sugar, brown sugar, toffee notes with fig and raisin and a hit at nuts and a nice booze presence

M: Nice body, easy to drink the mouthfeel is abit thin but tasty and very drinkable

O: Good

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2011 22:18:24 | More by barleywinefiend
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kevwcamp

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-17-2011 05:14:01 | More by kevwcamp
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dirtylou

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-07-2013 03:29:24 | More by dirtylou
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jmccraney

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-16-2014 18:22:10 | More by jmccraney
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AirborneBeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-26-2013 03:08:31 | More by AirborneBeer
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ScreamForMe

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-20-2014 04:39:40 | More by ScreamForMe
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-25-2014 21:12:03 | More by Kurmaraja
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-01-2012 07:18:47 | More by HuskyinPDX
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adkieffer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-05-2012 22:28:44 | More by adkieffer
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boogyman

Washington

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured from cask, this supposedly the last cask of this batch of La Petite Mort from the summer. Black Raven is releasing a new Bourbon La Petite Mort tomorrow which should be amazing. Anyways, to the beer!

Glass came to me with a light head and and left lots of bubbles around the sides. Lacing is alright. Color is a dark amber or maroon.

S- Very fruity like plums and pineapple and just of citrus. Very good smelling and the aging i am sure brought out a lot in this brew.

T- This has a nice woody flavor to it. All of the fruits from the nose come out on the palate. I also get a dose of hops on the back end which is just awesome.

M- Goes down and in very smooth. Cannot taste the high ABV at all which is nice.

D- At this ABV, it is dangerously drinkable. So smooth and good. I could start and finish my night with something like. Thanks Black Raven and can't wait to try the bourbon LPM.

Serving type: cask

12-10-2009 02:12:42 | More by boogyman
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2014 02:42:33 | More by Kuaff
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-29-2014 21:29:55 | More by Seattle_Suds
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Birdlegs

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-24-2012 04:16:55 | More by Birdlegs
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dionito

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

09-26-2012 01:15:18 | More by dionito
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La Petite Mort from Black Raven Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.