Beerdedone (3452) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a short tan head. Aroma of raspberry, roast and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malts, dark chocolate, raspberry and had notes of coffee. Medium bodied with average carbonation harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
October edition, thought I coulda sworn the October release was supposed to be a sour....
Pours dark brown on black with a confluent thick sheet of tan foam. Smells of chocolate, black olives, some raspberry mash, soil and a bit of coffee grounds. Flavor is sweet and reminds me up front of a black saison with artificial raspberry flavors. Some coffee, cocoa nib, a bit of sweet yeast esters. Medium bodied with small, loosely gathered carbonation. This is one of the lesser apocalyptic productions.
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2012 hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Pours nearly black with a tan head. Good lacing. Nose is chocolate malts with raspberry . Medium plus body. Flavor ;is a good blend of chocolate malt and raspberry. Raspberry is under control hare. Very tasty. Beergeek23322 (2643) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
11/17/2013. From bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, dark fruit and raspberries. Good balance with hints of raspberry. Mellow finish. Bamsen78 (5562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
Draught @ The Ginger Man, NYC. Pours murky dark cherry red with small light tan head. Clear aroma of chocolate and malt. Dark flavour of malt, roast and chocolate with notes of coffee. Mild finish. OK. A very nice stout, but the fruity note is absent.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Nice. Very raspberry forward. Belgian zing is there, as is the stout foundation. However, I'd personally dial down the raspberries; as it is, they're a little overpowering and prevent any complexity from shining through. B
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone pdx77 (1717) - Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
From bottle purchased October 2012. Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma is raspberry jam, prune juice, chocolate, and light yeast. Taste is of a raspberry dark chocolate candy with some nice yeast notes. Finishes with the jam note and a little alcohol kick. pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle - pours pitch black with thick tan head. Thick lacing on glass. Nose of coffee, chocolate, and floral. Smooth and frothy mouthfeel. Taste is complex blend of chocolate, smoke, tart berry. Nice dessert beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jeremytoni (3083) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick raspberry finish. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Nearly black, large frothy beige head nice lacing.   Pale roastiness with a slight fruity tinge to it.   Hard to nail down, other than to say it has a fruity sweetness on top of the soft roasted malts.
Smooth on the tongue, moderate roast, slight berries, not as fruity as I thought for a "fruit beer".   However, while it feels fairly dark like an Imperial Porter or Stout, it does have a fruity aspect that most don’t have.
Sweet roasted malts, but also fruity/berryish.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Clean finish.   Seems like a very good fruity Stout.   Best of both worlds, biting roasted malt background and sweet fruity
forefront.   Smooth, roasty, malty, but also has a slight fruitiness to it.   More of a Stout than a Fruit Beer, but regardless its tasty!   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Sweet berry like finish, along with a strong
roastiness.   One of the better Apocalyptic releases from Elysian.   Fruity stout for teh win!