poisoneddwarf (1911) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours opaque black with brown edges and a beige head that falls into a ring of big-bubbly foam fairly quick. Aroma consists of doughy bread, baked bread, faint raspberry (Iím thinking jam), molasses. Taste starts out sweet, turns tart and finishes savory and bitter; very stout-like. Thereís only a hint of raspberry in the flavor, making me think this belongs in the stout category rather than fruit beer category. Good beer, but it seems these Apocalypse beers are getting less interesting as we reach the Mayan end of the world date. The best two so far (that Iíve had) were #4 and #7. Since then, theyíve been a little dull. Like a good book, these beers should be rising towards a climax, meaning they should get increasingly more interesting as we get closer to December 21, not get more prosaic! But thatís just the geek in me talking. Addendum: raspberry definitely gets more pronounced as the glass warms up. I still think this belongs in the stout category, though. Or foreign stout, because as someone else already mentioned, this tastes like Dragonstooth with added raspberry.
hopdog (9618) - 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 Caponeís. 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 (723) - 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 Augustineís 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 (7622) - 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 (6940) - 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. Iím not getting a ton of Belgian yeast in it. The overall flavor is super sweet berries and light stout flavors. Pretty good.
fiulijn (16175) - 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. Augustineís, 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 doesnít blend with the roasted malts.
Could be an OK beer for somebody, but the result is cacophonous.
GarrettB (1180) - 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 - Elysianís 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 itís 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 prophetsí standards.
bpreo (1982) - 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 (794) - - 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.
samsmith33 (525) - - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours jet black. Medium grey head. Lasting.
Aroma is mild yeast, plum, raisin, slight raspberry.
Taste: raspberry is prevalent in taste, even though faint in nose. somewhat astringent.
Aftertaste has some coffee, ash.
Feel: Medium low carbonation.
Interesting, but not stellar.