La Petite Mort | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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4.14/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
blackravenbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beertunes on 07-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,879
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
41
pDev:
8.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
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3
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 7
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of poppollutesminds
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arayboyd
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of BCross
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of peteinballard
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of flagmantho
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Kuaff
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Abrengle
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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La Petite Mort from Black Raven Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 41 ratings