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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fataldegree (13) - Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Cloying sweet. Strong coffee on nose that reminds me of my morning coffee, which is nice. There was something funky on the palate....very molasses.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (386) - Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a tan head; moderate amounts of lacing left on the glass. Aroma and flavors of roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate notes. Light to medium-bodied. A nice bittersweet finish. I like.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
darbeer75 (320) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Aroma: chocolatey and rich; yummy; Appearance: pitch black with piilowy tan head that lingers; nice lacing; Taste: also rich and chocolatey but not too sweet; Palate: heavy body, smooth; long, sweet finish with a little hops; Overall: lovely stout; would definitely buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dutch23mp (312) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2016
A very dark black with small head and curtains of lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, deep roast malts. A little sweet in the aroma that is not apparent in the taste. Taste is roasted barley, dark chocolate and black strong coffee. Bitters as the finish gets longer. Slick in the mouth not as think as expected. Does not present well but is an excellent brew

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1013) - New York, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Bottled. Pours black, big tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee. Flavor is chocolate, malts, coffee bitterness and hop bitterness. Full bodied. Really solid hoppy Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (610) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Dark with lots of tan head and lacing. Aroma of dark roasted coffee, some sweetness, and espresso. Roasty throughout slight dark fruit but mainly dark chocolate and coffee. Just enough hops to cut the sweetness and keep it fairly dry. Roast lingers for a very long finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5173) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle in Portland, OR. Black oily body with thin tan head. Nose is malts, chocolate, caramel, roasty. Taste is caramel, malts, plums, barley. Oily texture. Sweet, punchy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2508) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2015
12 oz bottle. Don’t even recognize these bottles anymore, and then wonder how the hell i never rated it in the first place. I gotta start going back through all the beers i had in my freshman year of beer drinking. This was definitely one of them. Nice toasty flavor here. Roasted malt heavy. One of the most interesting stouts these guys have. Ill have another.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (3844) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Poured into glass. Nose is a very inviting dark cocoa powder and baking chocolate. LARGE light brown head with large bubbles. Taste is very dark roast coffee and bitter like coffee grinds. Overall very good, but a tad too focused on the dark coffee bitterness without the body to back it up

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayaron (1218) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond, Tel Aviv. Deep black with big brownish head. Aroma of licorice, milk chocolate, lots of wood and some coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, licorice and coffee, bitter finish, dry. Medium to full-bodied. Very nice.


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