Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 1165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2005
12oz - Strong smell of burnt coffee, malt, and chocolate. Black with a medium brown head that dissaptes quickly. Still a little lacing. Taste is smokey choco-malt coffee that lingers for a good amount of time. A nice drinkable stout that I will get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeissGuy (10) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2005
i can kinda smell a hint of melon its great, then there is a rosty smell after that wich is a killer combo. I cant even see any light when i hold it up to a bulb. It has a really full feel in the mouth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2006 Pours pitch black thin off white head thin milky lacing. Slightly hoppy smell strong coffee tones, hints of chocolate. Leaves a thick coating in the mouth with a strong coffee after taste. Initial taste is hoppy with a really nice subtle coffee taste that becomes more prominent as the aftertaste kicks in. Damn nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Poured an opaque deep,dark chocolate brown with a nice carmel/beige head. The aroma is of roasted barley and espresso . The taste starts with sweet cocoa and finishes with bitter coffee notes. Hops are bearly noticable in the end. This beer isnt trying to be anything its not. Its a good simple stout, true to what its ment to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbabybeer (39) - langley, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2005
dark, murky beer. small head with slight release of gasses. creamy and smooth and rather earthy, with strong tastes of malt and toast. chocolate and hops, nuts, and some hints of dried fruit/plums. pretty well rounded for a dark stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2005
black appearance with no head...smooth palate...aroma of nuts and roasted malts with a touch of chocolate and coffee...flavor has some sweet notes in it, as well as chocolate coffee, and nuts

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (5621) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
Bottled. Black with a beige head. Nutty and burnt nose. Dry, fresh and nutty flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2004
This beer pours a dark brown to black color with a thick carbonated brown/tanned head...absolutely massive! It dissipates rather quickly and left little lacing. The aroma is strong and enticing. Surprisingly complex aroma with strong hops, citrusy notes, nuts, cotton, wood, twigs, cocoa and chocolate. The flavor is surprisingly equally complex. Theres almost a little trace presence of alcohol in the finish with a thick chocolate tongue coating front and a slight bittersweet hop and butterscotch syrupy finish. Definitely a wood/nutty type deal going on here that makes this beer truly interesting. Full bodied, light carbonation, and truly one of the best stouts Ive tried to date...though itd be unfair to admit that I really do love stouts. Fairly wet finish for a stout, medium to low carbonation. Candy sugar and nut finish with a hint of cotton candy. Very impressive and surprising beer...id like to get more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Nice, rich stout. Simplistic to a degree, but very pleasant and enjoyable. It has initial flavor and it has a finish and the only reason Im putting these few words that take this above and beyond the tiny sentence submitted by one rater with thousands of ratings is to bypass the 75 character minimum, okay?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Dark chocolate brown colour. small dark frothy head. robust roasted malt nose. thin chocolate and coffee taste

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