La Petite Mort | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.8%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
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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4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
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

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
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

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4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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