Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 1102   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CopterScott (81) - Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roast and coffee. Flavor is coffee, roast, nutty, and chocolate. medium carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
I had this on nitro tap. Dark black brown blocks out light. Big creamy head. Nutty smoothness in the scent. Creamy head floats on a chocolate coffee nuttiness, perfect beer for nitro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (196) - CROATIA - MAR 17, 2014
Tap, black with a khaki head. Definitely notice the chocolate and coffee notes. Slight bitter aftertaste. Excellent stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (671) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
Black pour with tan head. Aroma is dark berries, chocolate. Flavour brings out smooth roasted malt flavours followed by a light citrus bitterness. Really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (585) - Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a dark black with a sliver of highlight at the edge. A big khaki head that settles to a dollop and then a film and leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is a bit subdued, maybe because I have a cold, but still detect roasted malt, chocolate and some caramel sweetness. Taste had some sweetness at first and some underlying fruitiness which was a bit surprising but enjoyable. You get the dark chocolate and smooth roasted flavor combining and then transitioning into a coffee with light cream. Finishes with a little sweetness and lingering coffee and bitterness. Mouthfeel flirts at being both soft and creamy with a medium body and medium/high carbonation. Good stout that has more sweetness than some but not too much. Has a smooth bitterness and overall smooth character to the flavors. Nothing overpowers but blends nicely and tastes bigger than it is. If it has any fault it’s that may be over carbonated. I’d drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastmaster (204) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2014
On tap at ling and Louis dfw Airport. Large black body and frothy tan head. Creamy expresso and roasted malt nose. Medium light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brucebruce81 (253) - Wyoming, USA - FEB 28, 2014
This was one of the best beers I have had in a long time, guam doesn't know about beers and they imported this gem. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hypo_Luxa (52) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle, cellared 1.5 years. Big, creamy, fluffy, thick deep brown head. Very dark beer. Smell is crisp, clean, vanilla, chocolate. Very soft and silky mouthfeel. Nothing overly going on at all. Cellaring really took all the sharp edges off. Soy, umami, chocolate, doughy, marshmallows. Gets some smoke as it warms up. Not bad but prob not worth cellaring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (336) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
From notes, consumed on 6/21/13. Bottle poured into a tulip pint glass. Pours black with two fingers of tan head that fades slowly. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel. Tasting notes of bitter coffee, chocolate, caramel. Medium-light body with a semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cwsample (160) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On nitro at World of Beer. Looks fantastic, mouthfeel isn't as creamy as I thought it'd be. Also was hoping for more espresso. Maybe it's the nitro? Not sure.

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