Omen Belgian Raspberry Stout (Apocalypse Series) | Elysian Brewing Company

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Omen Belgian Raspberry Stout (Apocalypse Series)Omen Belgian Raspberry Stout (Apocalypse Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by harrymel on 10-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
12.68%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: black with just a little bit of brown highlight around the edges. Head pours two fingers of frothy, creamy tan foam with a nice lace. Attractive.

Smell: chocolatey and toasty malt aroma with a little bit of biscuit. Vegetal hops are also present. A light fruitiness perhaps identifiable as raspberry is also present. Not bad, but the biscuit is not to my taste and it's a bit muddled overall.

Taste: nice basic stout right up front with a good chocolate and roasty character. The raspberry then appears, first with an acidic tartness indicating real fruit but then developing into a mellower raspberry essence. Lightly bitter, but balanced. I rather like the overall effect.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a nice, smooth creaminess. I like it.

Overall: after the aroma, I was a bit worried as to how successful this beer might be. If you are not into fruit beers, then this is probably not for you. However, I do feel that they largely met the promise of the name; I will note, however, that there's not a whole lot of Belgian-type character here. On the whole, though, I like it and would have it again.

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3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bottle purchased for $8.59 @ Chuck's 85th Hop Shop, Ballard, Seattle. Dense tightly bubbled quickly dissipating dark tan wispy lace head. Opaque somewhat hazy appearing dark brown black color. Fresh tight tan sediment. Mild raspberry roasted chocolate subtle Belgian front.Medium light textured smooth mildly sweet balanced fruit ester mellow raspberry chocolate body with minimal roasted/burnt notes. Clean light sweet end. Well balanced tasty light rich Stout.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Elysian snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black in the glass. Half finger light brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of raspberries, dark toasted malt and a hint of chocolate. Flavor of toasted malt, raspberry juice, light chocolate and charred coffee. Nice balance of raspberry and malt. Flavor is reminiscent of a foreign/export stout with the addition of fresh raspberries. Finishes with light toasted malt, a bit abrupt. I did not detect much Belgian influence, except maybe a light fruit element. Medium bodied. A nice low-key raspberry stout with a light finish.

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3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a half finger of fluffy off white head that dissipates quickly. The smell is sweet with some roasted malt and a good amount of raspberries. I'm also getting a hint of dark chocolate. The flavor reminds me of a chocolate covered raspberry. There is a good combination of bitter and sweet with just enough fruit. The finish is more on the bitter side with the raspberry hanging on. The body is a bit thin and the carbonation is smooth. The amount of fruit in this beer was good. I'd have another.

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Omen Belgian Raspberry Stout (Apocalypse Series) from Elysian Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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