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Deschutes Obsidian Stout

Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 1345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Deep, robust and richly rewarding, this is beer to linger over. Obsidian has distinct notes of espresso, chocolate, roasted malt and black barley, with just enough hop bite to cut the sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adwoan99 (305) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Stark contrast to Black Butte, nose on this is chocolate right up front. N2 tap pours nice and smooth. Flavor is mostly roasted malt, with a nice breadiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrianehendee (56) - - OCT 20, 2016
Had on tap at brew pub in Bend. Completely black, no light getting through. Noticeable brown top. Strong chocolate smell. Super thin. Could drink in winter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theprof (522) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle. Aroma roasted malts with coffee grounds finish. Pours black with tan creamy head (thickness depends on how steady your hand is). The flavours may be robustly malty with a sweetness that may edge it to the stout/porter border. But it draws appeal from both. Splendid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crispaire (57) - - SEP 11, 2016
Pours as black as obsidian with an appealing crema head. Aromas of espresso and deep roasty malts. The flavors of a French Pressed coffee permeate the tastebuds. The boozy heat lingers on the finish. This is a beer that’s meant to be sipped and enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
colui72 (677) - HONG KONG - AUG 23, 2016
Black with a regular brown head, good lacing. Nose of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. About the expected in the palate: roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, with good dry hops to balance. It doesn’t add anything to the stout universe, but it’s a damn good stereotypical stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016, Olympia, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee aroma. Tastes quite similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, espresso coffee, slight bitterness. Decent stout from Deschutes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (1221) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2016
Black liquid with tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Tastes same, medium sweet, medium bitter, light+ sour. Medium body, soft carb, long fin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2016
Cask @ GBBF 2016. Very dark brown with a small brown head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, coffee, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter / fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3016) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Draught at Toronado. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, chocolate, hops, vanilla, nuts and a bit coffee. Bitter finish with roasted malts, hops, coffee, chocolate, nuts and a bit of licorice. Very nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1564) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with small brown reddish head. Aroma: roasted, sourish, coffe, chocolate, hay. Taste: medium bitter, dark chocolate, coffee. Medium body. Just a good stout, nothing special you just can drink it one after one. Good.

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