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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1214   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3196) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Thanks to harlequinn for bringing this to the Georgia 14% gathering! This is black with a smallish Mocha colored head. Roast malt dominates the aroma with some coffee and caramel. The flavor is roasty with a nice degree of roast malt tang coming onto the palate along with some sweetness. Not too bad a Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5318) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Black, tan head. Burnt, smoky aroma. Chacoal, schocolate, Subtle hop flavors throughout, as well. Seems a bit watery, though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9423) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Dark black in color with a small brown head. Coffee and chocolate smells. Roasted, mocha and bitter coffee tastes. Not a bad stout.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2677) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Bottle Pours nearly black (of course) with a large frothy tan head but little lacing. slightly sweet coffee/nutty hint on the nose but faint and not much else. Flavor is mainly coffee but faint, dark toasted, burnt wood. Feel is a bit thin but finished clean with a little lingering bitterness. Another good offering by Deschutes but a few other stouts will rate higher for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2004
A nice stout with alot of the usual stout characteristics. It pours a dark brown/black with a tan head. The aroma is primarly chocolate and coffee. The flavor was rather sweet but I did detect a bit of sourness in there. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and caramel stand out. Somewhat of a bitter finish. Good deal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Pours a rich dark chocolate color with a dark tan head. MIldly malty caramel and coffee aroma. Body is sweet smooth and roasty with a nicely hopped balance. A quite drinkable and enjoyable stout. Thanks to harlequinn for bringing this to the Georgia 14% gathering!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Lovely pour, nice head and decent lacing; aromas of chocolate, dough, and sweet malt; smooth body, roasty, bittersweet flavor with a creamy mouthfeel; GREAT stout!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2004
(Best by 9/2/04) A beer with an outstanding aroma falls short on the palate. The parts of the beer do not come together and make a complete beer. With some fine tuning this could be a special beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Nice dark color with a strong head. Fully roasted aroma. Wonderful nutty notes bring out a smooth and slightly sweet stout. Wonderful beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Color is true to style. Nice tan head slowly fades toward the end. Light roasty aroma. It’s semi-sweet and a little dry. The dark malts come through nicely. Very smooth and easy to drink. If you like stouts, this beer is worth a try.


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