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La Petite Mort - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

35 Ratings
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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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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

beerhorn12, Aug 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Abrengle, Jun 06, 2013
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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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

pknyc, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

BCross, Tuesday at 01:49 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Sound_Explorer, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of beertunes
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

beertunes, Jul 15, 2009
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3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

NWer, Jul 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

TysonA, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

510a, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

beefandbean22, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

dankness3, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

rab53, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of SirChugsAlot
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
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

SirChugsAlot, Aug 06, 2009
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4.22/5  rDev +1%
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

barleywinefiend, Aug 07, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

kevwcamp, Nov 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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

jmccraney, May 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

AirborneBeer, Jul 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

ScreamForMe, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Kurmaraja, Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

HuskyinPDX, Jun 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

adkieffer, Oct 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

DaveMiller, Sep 02, 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
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La Petite Mort from Black Raven Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.