philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. Bottle purchased for $8.59 @ Chuck’s 85th Hop Shop, Ballard, Seattle. Dense tightly bubbled quickly dissipating dark tan wispy lace head. Opaque somewhat hazy appearing dark brown black color. Fresh tight tan sediment. Mild raspberry roasted chocolate subtle Belgian front.Medium light textured smooth mildly sweet balanced fruit ester mellow raspberry chocolate body with minimal roasted/burnt notes. Clean light sweet end. Well balanced tasty light rich Stout.
jgb9348 (5021) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a large-bubbled head just showing a touch of deep brown colours. Strong chocolate and spice in the nose with a bit of raspberry and grain, but a lot of roasted malt and a bit of coffee as well. Medium-bodied; Strong roasty flavours with some lactose and coffee noticeable, but a large presence of malt, raspberries and grain. Aftertaste shows some malt and coffee with milk sugars and some cream noticeable, all finishing with some raspberries. Overall, a nicely balanced beer with a good profile and a touch of fruit. This naturally should be classified as a sweet stout, but a good beer, not great and not bad throughout. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom, Eye St NW), DC on 25-May-2015 for US$8,99 sampled at home in Washington on 01-June-2015.
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a black color with a smaller sized off white head. Berries, roast, and chocolate.
pictoman (737) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the tap. Black with minimal beige head. Mild roast malt, very subtle raspberry sweetness, a little spicy Belgian yeast at the end. A little light.
stantheman (732) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap taster at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A very dark almost black beer with a light tan head and lacing, with a fruity and roasted nose. Fruity for sure, faintly raspberry, malty, low bitterness. More raspberry on the finish. 3.3.
DuffMan (7633) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by phantomhennes on game night. Medium-dark brown, lively tan head that settles into a thick pad. Fresh tart raspberry is very subtle, dark cacao chocolate, mild roast without any ashiness. The raspberry is very genuine and somewhat understated, which serves this beer well. Very tasty.
douglas88 (6960) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a ruddy black color with a medium light brown head. A big chocolate and light berry nose. The flavor is sweet raspberries, coffee, dark chocolates. I’m not getting a ton of Belgian yeast in it. The overall flavor is super sweet berries and light stout flavors. Pretty good.
fiulijn (16214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Black color, compact head. Mild aroma of roasted malts and cardboard. Roasted malt flavor, rather dry, also more body was expected given the high ABV, and once more the raspberries add nothing g good to black beers, as their tartness doesn’t blend with the roasted malts.
Could be an OK beer for somebody, but the result is cacophonous.
GarrettB (1184) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 13th, 2013 - Elysian’s Omen has rolled down the hills from Adelphi, destined for my glass, where it bubbles and froths above, and below sits murkily, dark and black. The smell is eager to express its raspberry notes, enough so to mask the chocolate, and it’s sweet enough that I feel as if I am huffing raspberry jam. The flavor is much like a frambozen, but the aftertaste brings in the kick of a stout at the end - deep, rich and malty. A cool blend, and unpredictable, in by prophets’ standards.
bpreo (1984) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wild variety of styles combine in this beer. Stout, Belgian, and fruit beer.
zoucrew102 (801) - - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Roasted malt aroma with light hints of raspberry and Belgian yeast. Pours black with one finger of light brown head with excellent retention and decent lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt flavor and a slight hint of Belgian yeast. Finishes smooth with a bit of raspberry sweetness before the roasted malt takes over again in the end and lingers on the palate. Pretty good, but the other flavors are overwhelmed by the roastiness of the beer.