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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1161   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dragon99 (57) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2001
A great stout. Dark, heavy. Good malty flavor, light hops. Roasted flavor is distinguished.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - OCT 29, 2001
Overall good beer. Beige head leaves nice lacing. Roasted aroma and bitter. Good job on this Deschutes!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2003 Maybe if I drank it during the cold winter months my rating would be higher, but a stout in mid August just doesn't hit the spot.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hilladen99 (25) - Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2001

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2001
Chocolatey and smooth. It’s like a Black Butte kicked up a few notches.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 27, 2001
An easy-going stout. I would have liked to have seen it more assertive and flavor-packed. Certainly not bad, but I’d say this in the bottom half of this brewery’s line of beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stove Top (43) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2001
Thick dark black brew with mild roastiness but good dark malt bite. A semi-sweet stout with noticeable PNW hopping. Excellent on tap ....in a bottle it loses a lot of it’s luster.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12514) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2001
Surprisingly nutty, and with a hint of chocolate. Drinks mild.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoutOrDeath (121) - USA - MAR 17, 2001
I’ve only had one of these (brought back to me from a friend on vacation), so I am prbably not qualified to comment. It was a nice, stout-esque beer. A little too watery for my taste. A bit like Sam Adams, but with a little more flavor. If you live where you can get it, give it a whirl!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2000
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2003 The most beauteous thing in the world is a “Stout” setting in its “Chalice”, that magnificent ebony color crowned by a thick head all chocolate brown, frothy and the left over lace a nice sealing sheet upon the glass. Toasted grains, Starbucks coffee, bittersweet chocolate, sweet and inviting, as is the malt-laden start and the top thick and chewy. Finish has a spicy hop bite, moderately acidic, bittersweet chocolate dry and a real treat to the palate and a top notch “Stout” in my book.


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