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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of flagmantho
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%

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 +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barleywinefiend
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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Photo of beertunes
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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La Petite Mort from Black Raven Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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