- My Rating: [A-], I gave it a (4 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Omen Belgian-Style Raspberry Stout 2015 (aka 12 Beers of Apocalypse #10 – Omen Belgian Raspberry Stout) – Elysian Brewing (AB-InBev), 7.9% ABV, 1 pint 6 fl.oz., (Seattle, Washington, USA)
printed on the front-right:
“Omen’s heavy body flutters at the window, combining the dark richness of stout, the brightness and tang of Washington raspberries and the heady flavors and aromas of a classic Belgian yeast.”
- Style: (flavoured – Raspberry) Sweet Stout
- Taste: Bittersweet raspberry roasted barley malt cocoa
- Where I got it : Bainbridge Liquor / Burnaby
- How much: $16.20 (after 10% off), February 2016
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Recommended: yes!
- What made an impression: interesting combo raspberry-cocoa
Visual: (cellared for almost 2 years). Pours dark coffee brown with a dissipating 1cm head, sticky lacing, fine ringed retention with a large island, lots of micro streams near the surface.
Nose: woody barley malt, big raspberry overtones (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: crisp, subdued light sour
Mid-palate: almost creamy, clean juicy raspberry, deep roasted barley malt, (lvl-4-sweetness), cocoa
Finish: brown sugar-molasses, mild bittersweet vanilla, mild tartness
Summary: Clean entry and great balance from start to finish. The raspberry flavour comes through 100% and is integrated well with the bittersweet malt. Extremely sippable and interesting, though I wished for a bit more creaminess and body in the mids as well as a touch more vanilla and coffee. ABV well-hidden.