Black Raz
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

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Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Texas, United States
American Imperial Stout
3.88 | pDev: 11.6%
Feb 03, 2021
Jan 25, 2015
Very Good
Black RazBlack Raz
Notes: Raspberry Chocolate Stout

This black beauty lures you in with her nuanced aromatics and balance of luscious raspberry and unadulterated cherry. She’ll tantalize your senses, while caressing your palate with subtle hints of vanilla and the voluptuous full-bodied finish of decadent dark chocolate. She’s built for speed, and for comfort.

30 IBU
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Rated: 3.4 by thegreatnicoli from Texas

Feb 03, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 20, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Dec 11, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Apr 16, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by Shafaegalo from Texas

Jan 05, 2017
Rated: 3.48 by BdM from Netherlands

Aug 21, 2016
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours pitch black with a small foamy head. Head retention and lacing are good. Aroma a mixture of cherry and raspberry.with some slightly roasted malts. Smells a little medicinal. The taste is more medicinal cherry. Someone said Robitussin, and I agree. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Jun 04, 2016
Rated: 3.42 by aknalley from Texas

May 13, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by archero from Texas

Feb 06, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by lillitnn92 from Virginia

Jan 10, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Lawl3ss from Texas

Dec 03, 2015
Rated: 3.51 by Jhavey from Texas

Sep 24, 2015
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Reviewed by breezyday from Texas

4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a tulip glass and it built a small 1/4" inch lacy head, but quickly dissipates to a light ring about the glass. The color is opaque and dark black and there is no way you can see effervescence. The smell has a light floral scent of fruit...with the fruit being a blend of cherry and a berry (buffalo bayou label stated aromatics of cherry and raspberry) ... which when tasting the beer the raspberry comes into mind as there is a slight tartness. The feel is smooth and leaves no lingering afterthoughts other than a dark chocolate brew with cherry and berry. Overall the taste, color, fragrance and feel is balanced and pleasant. It is a quality beer and the 'Black Raz' is true to its label description. This bomber bottle (1 pint, 6 fl oz) was bottled in 2015. Tasted in early August 2015. Opened from the refrigerator and it slowly warmed during the tasting .... with a pleased beer advocate review.
Aug 08, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by ambruns1979 from California

May 27, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by JamesStreet from Louisiana

Apr 25, 2015
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Rated by Bagman007 from Texas

5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Really great beer. Great raz taste. Overall awesome.
Apr 16, 2015
Rated: 3.35 by ForcedWhimsy from Texas

Apr 16, 2015
Rated: 4.41 by jdimento from Texas

Apr 11, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by jheezee from Texas

Apr 10, 2015
Rated: 4 by Musineer from Texas

Apr 04, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by belgbeerdrinker from Colorado

Mar 25, 2015
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Rated by PhatAtUT from Texas

2.43/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
way too sugary for me. tastes like a scoop of confectioner's sugar was dumped into beer. kind of a fine, chalky mouthfeel too.
Mar 14, 2015
Rated: 4 by abex44 from Texas

Mar 02, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by nathanmiller from New York

Feb 28, 2015
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Reviewed by champ103 from Texas

3.22/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
On tap at several places around Houston. It is about time I put my thoughts down...

A: Pours a dark black color, nearly opaque. A large foamy tan head rises, and eventually recedes to a ring with plenty of lace.
S: Syrupy, medicinal, Robitussin aromas. Not a lot of roast, and a minimal amount of chocolate in the background.
T: Again, this is about as medicinal as anything I have had in a while. Robitussin, children's cough syrup. A bit of baked bread and chocolate in the background. Which almost makes this palatable. Though right when I am getting comfortable, the medicinal quality takes over again. Arg.
M/D: A medium to full body. Well carbonated, and fairly smooth. The syrupy character is a bit much after a while though. While the alcohol is well hidden, it is just not something I am going to be getting much of anymore.

I tried this several times, seeing if I kept getting that big medicinal character. Which I did. Not a fan of this one.
Feb 17, 2015
Rated: 4.33 by n2pux from Texas

Feb 15, 2015
Rated: 4 by brandon911 from Texas

Feb 13, 2015
Rated: 4.26 by JohnBender from Texas

Feb 10, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Feb 09, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by mesmart530 from Texas

Feb 08, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by greenspointexas from Texas

Feb 07, 2015
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Feb 06, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by Ben7773 from Texas

Feb 02, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jan 27, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jan 25, 2015
Black Raz from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 35 ratings