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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (651) - Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Dark brown stout with dark brown head. Roasty dark espresso stout aroma. Flavors of light molasses booze and some black coffee. Semi sweet finish. Very nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (5327) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2015
Typical black body with a fine thick beige head. Good lacing. Dark malt, espresso and some chocolate. Medium + body. Nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. Creamy texture. Lovely complex and tasty flavor. WoW! Dark malt, espresso, toffee, mild roasted and some chocolate. Oh yeah. Spot on!
[Bottle from a trade with RickFifty]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brandon1989 (415) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Pours a dark black with some ruby and a medium khaki head. The aroma is dark roasted malts, burnt caramel, sweet, and slight alcohol. The taste is very strong and full flavored. There is some bitterness and dark fruit, as well as, pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8285) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2015
12 oz bottle. BB 03/02/15. From saveur-biere.com.
Pitch black colour with a small tan head. Sweet roasted malt, vanilla, liquorice, coffee and Roasted malt, coffee, mild hops, liquorice, some caramel sweetness and some bitterness in the aroma. A bit thin. But tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2311) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Black body, brown head. Aroma has sweet roasted malts, liqourice, some ash, robust and midicinal hoppiness. Light sweet sugary coffee. This at first and the comes quite intense roasted notes. Liqourice and alcohol in finish. Thin and turns bit watery, which is strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WABeerFiend (304) - - JAN 16, 2015
08.26.14. Best by date. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 04.06.14. A: Completely opaque black. 1/2 finger head. S: Cocoa, chocolate, roasty malt. Some sweetness too. T: Roasty malt, chocolate. M: Creamy smooth. O: I poured some of this over ice cream and it was very good. On its own, this did not have any weird hop bitterness, which I can’t stand in a stout. The roasted malt kept the sweetness in check.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (506) - HUNGARY - JAN 10, 2015
Éjfekete színű, kakaó-barnán pöffeszkedő habot produkáló, testesnek ható folyamot képző főzet, savanykásra pirított maláta, keserű csokoládé, friss komló jegyeit magán hordozó illatokkal. Bársonyos kortyai közepesen teltek, igényes tartalommal megtöltöttek, a letisztult, klasszikus vonalvezetésű stoutok kedvelőinek igényeire szabottak. Egy halovány égetett barnacukros, ízesített kávés karakter mindvégig a háttérben munkálkodik, az édesebb ízjegyek szerényen jelen vannak, összességében azonban a pörkölt maláta főszerepét élvezhetjük leginkább, azt megelőzően, hogy az elmaradhatatlan komlófüggöny legördülne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
loubar (150) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Aptly named as it pours absolutely jet black with a finger and a half high dark tan head that dies quickly. Nose of roasted malts with some espresso and dark chocolate.Taste of dark, bitter roasted malt underlying the coffee flavors and semi-sweet dark chocolate playing nicely together without any of them dominating. Finishes dry. Nice carbonation helps to moderate. Flavors are nicely complex, rich and smooth. An excellent stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1781) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
A very nice chocolately and smokey stout. A nice dry coffee finish. Outs deep brown in color with a thick tan h ad. Had au cheval ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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