Elysian 12 Beers of Apocalypse #10 - Omen Belgian Raspberry Stout

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RATINGS: 101   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 (2444) - Coeur d Alene, 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 (Im thinking jam), molasses. Taste starts out sweet, turns tart and finishes savory and bitter; very stout-like. Theres 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 Ive had) were #4 and #7. Since then, theyve 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 thats 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cobaink2 (590) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2017
22oz bottle. Pour into shaker glass. Maybe 4 or 5 years vintage. Of the last ones of this series this mIght have been one of the better ones that stood the test of time. Nice rasberry with chocolate and lactose. Really hearty body on this. Really like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (4133) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Aroma: chocolate, toasted, dark grain malts, molasses, light coffee. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: marmalade, sticky cake filling, straw and raspberries, cacao, light bitters coming up. Overall: solid Stout (or Fruit Beer), great palate. Pint at Rattle n Hum 33rd, Manhattan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Choc raspberry comes from this dark brown brew with a milk choc head. Full body taste with raspberry and choc combo. Good balance between each other leaving a pleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14104) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle - Vintage 2014 - Dark raspberry and roast. Deep jet black with a light. Tons of raspberry name and some chocolate roast. Nice f you like the flavor combination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6969) - 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 (2804) - 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 thats 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 dont come in until the end of the sip and the roast is a bit too strong in this store for my preference. Still, its a decent beer thats fairly easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6316) - 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 (2301) - 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 didnt 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 isnt 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 (4022) - 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.

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