Monday, August 13, 2012

Beer Review: Black Raven Brewing Co. La Petite Mort

Style: Belgian Dark Ale
ABV: 8.8%

Fun Fact About the Brewery:

Situated in a random commerce park over in Redmond, WA, Black Raven has quietly built a reputation for brewing incredibly solid standard offerings like their Trickster IPA and for brewing neat small batch brews like this one I'm about to review. Their tasting room is totally awesome. I'm curious to see if they ever make the jump to bottling their brews as they are currently only available on draft at various places around the NW.


Belgian dark ales tend to be on the stronger side and this one is no exception. It's a deep brown color and the strongest flavors are nuts, plums and figs. It's a very traditional, yet exemplary take on the style. It's very smooth and drinkable and the booziness is not hidden. But, the aftertaste is generally dominated by the fruit flavors. A top notch beer from a fantastic brewery.

Rating: 4.25/5

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