Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 1238   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3693) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Dark beer with some reddish hues when held against the light. Frothy beige head. Nose of some sweetened coffee, chocolate and toasted grains. This is a very nice, full flavored stout with lots of bitter chocolate and coffee notes, some dark grains and a bit of sweetness with molasses and burnt caramel. The finish has some ash and a bit of coffee bean bitterness. I forgot how much I enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - MAR 11, 2015
Nice full bodied stout. Big choco and coffee also bit of spice. Nice stout, checks the boxes but nothing Too special

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1229) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Black pour, big brown head. Roasty, cocoa sweet aroma, flavor is also roasty and strongly of cocoa. Fantastic mouthfeel: creamy, smooth and full. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1581) - Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Nitro draft. Black. Creamy beige nitro head. Nitro creamy. Lighter medium body. Light roast. Cocoa. Licorice. Smooth Mild dry. Pretty clean. Too quiet. Speak up a little!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erussell (7) - - FEB 23, 2015 does not count
Aroma and taste were too sour for my taste, though it may be what you'd expect for a beer called Obsidian. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
briandwagner (20) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Solid stout with a very full body and a subtle undertone of espresso and really dark chocolate. Very smooth and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABS (687) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted to burnt malt nose. Coffee, dark, red fruit and alcohol. Medium body. A bit oily. Soft carbonation. Sweet. Bitter ending. Roasted malt, some milk, smoke, hint of chocolate and caramel flavour. A bit to roasted flavour without a body to back it up, but quite good nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nittanytide (247) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Poured black with a foamy, tan head. Aroma is cocoa. Taste is chocolate with a little bit of orange rind on the sides of the tongue. Great stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1116) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Roasted coffee malt aroma with vanilla bean and cocoa. Flavor is Roasted malt start with black coffee with cocoa and vanilla finishing with dark roasted coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (630) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
Deep brown to black color, light brown head. Coffee nose, milk chocolate, roasted malt, brown sugar. Licorice taste, roasted malt, sweet, coffee, dark chocolate, dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

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