Omen Belgian Raspberry Stout (Apocalypse Series) - Elysian Brewing Company
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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +9%
22oz bottle poured into a pair of chalices.
Pours black, biggish light brown head that dissipates very slowly. Smell is chocolatey, vegetable, fruity. Yeasty, slight funk.
Taste is super raspberry, some chocolate. Slight funk.
Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin. Silky. Overall, quite good.
05-24-2014 06:15:07 | More by snaotheus
3.73/5 rDev +1.6%
This arrived dark, near black, with hints of ruby, and a nice small head. Lace is moderate.
The smell has nice sweetness and toasted malt, but would have been better if stronger. Flavor picks up a notch in the taste, and the more exotic flavors start to blend in. First raspberry, then dark malts, and finally a hint of coffee and chocolate at the end. The mouthfeel is light for a regular stout, but this is a slightly different animal.
Not popular, but I certainly enjoyed it.
06-18-2013 04:58:01 | More by watermelonman
3.69/5 rDev +0.5%
A: Pours an opaque yet clear very dark brown (approaching black) in color with some light amounts of gentle visible carbonation and some cola brown highlights. The beer has a creamy finger tall light tan head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a small slightly thicker patch and a thin ring at the edges of the glass, Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark and lightly roasted malts as well as Belgian yeast. There are lighter notes of chocolate and just a hint of raspberry.
T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of lightly roasted dark malts and just a light hint of Belgian yeast. At first there are light to moderate flavors of dark chocolate and just a hint of tart raspberry but the raspberry flavors become a bit stronger once the beer warms up. Well balanced as there is very little sweetness or bitterness in this brew.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly smooth.
O: When this beer is cold (or even cool), the raspberry flavors and aromas are fairly subtle but once the beer warms up they become a little more pronounced. I found this beer to be enjoyable and easy to drink - reminds me of a beer that Big Boss (Raleigh, NC) had when I used to live down there...one I really enjoyed. This would be a good edition to the regular or seasonal lineup for Elysian. The alcohol is extremely well hidden in this one.
05-18-2013 00:47:52 | More by dbrauneis
3.66/5 rDev -0.3%
A: The beer is very dark brown (nearly jet black) in color and poured with a half finger high dense tan head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark malts and Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with some hints of chocolate.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has subtle notes of tart raspberries—these become stronger and linger through the finish—particularly after the beer warms up. Neither bitterness nor roasted malt flavors are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an enjoyable and easy-to-drink stout, but you really need to let this warm up if you want to get a lot of the raspberry flavors.
04-11-2013 02:56:34 | More by metter98
4.05/5 rDev +10.4%
a brownish black pour with a finger of tan head, great retention and nice amounts of lacing. smell is mostly of chocolate, raisins, hint of raspberries, dark roasted grains. the flavor up front is bitter and earthy, as soon as it settles on the palate it's all chocolate and raspberries. this is a DELICIOUS combination of flavors.. the roasted grain bill balances it out nicely. medium body with moderate carbonation.
this is the first time i have a raspberry stout, it's usually cherry stouts and those tend to be hit or miss. this is a wonderfully balanced stout with a light raspberry tartness.
03-25-2013 00:19:38 | More by facundoCNB
3.26/5 rDev -11.2%
Served in straight pint glass. Poured a nearly solid black, just a bit of reddish translucence at the very edges, with 1/4 inch of tan head that had moderate retention and very good lacing.
I didn't get any raspberry on the nose, a fair bit of roast, and some solid base grains, but no damn raspberry. I love raspberry! On the tongue, the beloved raspberry showed through a bit, but was dominated by the roast, which was almost coffee like.
The body was a bit light for what I look for in the style. Drinkability was decent, I drank it easily enough, but I wouldn't want 2 in a row. Overall, not bad. Certainly worth a try if you see it.
03-13-2013 00:58:10 | More by beertunes
3.51/5 rDev -4.4%
Bottle opened on 2.27.13
A - Pours a dark brown with a two inch foamy dark tan head with good retention.
S - Malty, nutty, chocolate, raspberry.
T - Very malty and biscuity with a hint of raspberry that lingers in the background but tends to come out more as it warms.
D - Heavier body with medium carbonation. A bit chalky in the mouth.
O - Milder stout with a small raspberry kick in the background that turns worse as it warms.
03-01-2013 05:06:46 | More by HuskyinPDX
Omen Belgian Raspberry Stout (Apocalypse Series) from Elysian Brewing Company
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