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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Omen is a delicious combination of darkness, raspberries and the classic flavors and aromas of Belgian yeast.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2021) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (4057) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2015
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts some belg spice yeast a little raspberry hint aswell. Taste is more of the roast malts some chocolate sweetness a touch of the berries and the Belg touch gives it a interesting end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a dark chestnut brown color with faint mahogany edges and a one finger tan head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Roasted dark malt aroma with vinous dark fruit and subtle spice. Some burnt toast, oatmeal, dark chocolate and coffee bean along with candy sugar, pepper, dark cherry, raisin and raspberry. Slightly smokey with faint lactose and lighter chocolate as well but the balance of roasted malt and dark fruits dominate the nose. Medium bodied with a strong smokey, roasted roasted malt presence thatís countered by the Belgian yeast, spices and dark fruit notes. Very similar to the aroma with burnt toast, oatmeal, dark chocolate and espresso bean followed by pepper, licorice, candy sugar and dark berries. Slightly syrupy/medicinal with strong raspberry sweetness lingering in the finish. Decently balanced but the raspberry/dark fruits donít come in until the end of the sip and the roast is a bit too strong in this store for my preference. Still, itís a decent beer thatís fairly easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5695) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, raspberry, charred wood, and some cocoa. Taste of roast, cocoa, raspberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2151) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2015
On draft at the Butcher and Barkeep. Quickly becoming one of my newest favorite places! This beer poured an almost black color with a nice tan head that laced nicely around the glass. The nose didnít tip off the raspberries much. There was mostly light chocolate, toasted malt, cream and a hint of hops in the aroma. But as you finish that first taste, the fruit comes through in a big way. The texture is very creamy and smooth and the flavors are well balanced. There isnít an overload on the fruit to make the beer too overwhelming. Overall, the flavor profile is on the sweet side with plenty of raspberry. But the light hops, creamy tone and deep malt balance the beer nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Larkin (25) - Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2015
From bottle, cellar aged one year. Pours dark with nice lacing and little head. the nose is of sweet stout malt and notes of raspberry. Starts with a nice lightly sweet malt followed quickly by raspberries and notes of dark chocolate and coffee, with and earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2015
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark black pour with a thick tan head. Dark roasted malts and light tart raspberry aroma with a hint of spice and yeast. Flavor is lots of roasted chocolate malts with a good blend of Belgian spices and yeast with a very subtle hint of raspberry at the finish. Really smooth.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanscourt (1065) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Not what I expected. At first taste it's confusing. Can't discern the flavors. Then you realize it's got a raspberry under flavor and the chocolate of a standard stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mrnoluv (247) - long beach, California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
One of the worst beers I have had in years!!! Wow, this was incredibly bad. You would think there would be some sweetness to even out the tart, sour, funky taste but not really. Just grab a bottle of Russian River Damnation, pour sour raspberry and wheatgrass and you have the idea of this beer! NOT GOOD AT ALL.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Brown pour, light tan head. This is a fruit beer meets quad meets porter. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with 2 fingers of off-white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is raspberries with some chocolate and roasted grains and a hint of yeast. Taste is a raspberry tartness with a chocolate malty sweetness and roasted grain bitterness with a dry yeasty finish. Medium bodied with nice carbonation that pleases the palate. Overall, this is a really enjoyable brew with a nice balance.

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