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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (485) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2015
Bours black with a fine tan head. Nose is coffee and milk chocolate, a little caramel. Body is heavy and rich. Chocolate cake, coffee, spiced chai, a little burnt toast. Medium to heavy body, surprising given it’s not that heavy a beer. Creamy and viscous mouthfeel. A bigger beer than I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/16/15] Draught at Cameron’s Inn in Half Moon Bay. Black with a nice brown head. Nice roasty aroma with dark chocolate and coffee. Bittersweetish roasty flavor with coffee and some dark chocolate. Creamy and slightly watery nitro mouthfeel. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3625) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Black body, large, creamy off-white head, soapy lacing. Earth, bittersweet chocolate, light roast, a little bit of chalk. Medium bodied, velvety effervescent on Nitro tap, mild bitterness, semi-dry throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (343) - Napa, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle: Clear, dense, red hue, light head and moderate lace. Lifted fruit, spice, malt, anise, clean, fresh and certainly not excessively roasted. Dry, not sour and moderate bitterness. Palate is clean, only medium weight. Good balance and texture. Flavours are complex with coffee, chocolate, fruit and brown spice. Nice beer but lacks the next level of saturation and mouthfeel that i’m looking for.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1734) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
10.7.2014. Black beer, quickly disappearing brown head, looks highly carbonated. Oily appearance. Aroma is sweetish, slightly roasted, malty, some chocolate. Lowish carbonation, slightly oily texture. Similar notes than in aroma, plenty of malts, some chocolate, roasty and liquorice which maybe gives the sweetish touch. Slightly bitter finish. Guess this is somewhere between stout and IS but not quite there. Rather simple still but good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3743) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (512) - - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1350) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1681) - 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!

2.9
   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


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