Style: Flavored Stout
Elysian Brewing Company Omen Belgian-Style Raspberry Stout
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How we review
What the brewers say
“Omen’s heavy body combines the dark richness of stout, the brightness and tang of Washington raspberries, and the heady flavors and aromas of a classic Belgian yeast.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Raspberries dominate with a dark chocolate malt background. This reminds me of raspberry chocolate mousse my mom made when I was young. Some nice roasted malt and chocolate in the aroma, but not enough to balance the fruit.”
Flavor: “Big raspberries supported by dark chocolate malt. Medium to light sweetness and bitterness throughout with a firm acidity from the fruit. Finishes medium dry. Not a lot of roast in the initial impression, but the aftertaste is coffee and black malt. Still, the stout flavor is quite understated.”
Overall: “Chocolate covered raspberries! Captures the real complexity of the raspberry—not just sweet, but tart. Very creative and easy-drinking beer that would benefit from fuller body and more chocolate sweetness.”
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