Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 1233   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2288) - 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 (301) - - 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 (502) - 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 (145) - 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 (1733) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Star80 (38) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Best by 5/13/15. Opened with huge hiss, good sign, bottle conditioning in full effect. Black as black. Smells like cocoa, coffee, and some faint sweet malt. Tastes more of the same and quite smooth. Nice drinkable black beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (813) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 2, 2015
Color negro con reflejos rojizos y espuma beige duradera. Aromas de regaliz, maltas tostadas, caramelo y leves frutos rojos. Cuerpo medio, inicio ligeramente dulce de melaza con final tostado moderadamente seco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
VeinAle (113) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Subtle Coffee aroma, hints of bread and chocolate. Well defined roast hits both the nose and tongue. Deathly black with that wonderful froth. The combination of malt and hop hit the nail on the head here. Well balanced and only a slight hint of the alcohol in the aftertaste. In the mouth I am getting the feeling that I chose a good one for my first stout. I am satisfied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YigSvartka (186) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Opaque black, sludge like appearance. No head. Absolutely remarkable chocolate milk, roast, and vanilla aroma. Texture is surprisingly thin on the palate. Smooth and creamy. Initial taste is dark chocolate and roast, and the finish consists of a wonderful combination of sweet vanilla, milk chocolate, roast, and mildly bitter hop. Gustatory bliss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KeefOz (1079) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2014
Poured an opaque black with a very fine mahogany edge tint and a one-finger dark tan foamy head that retained very well leaving a thin head for the entire drink. Laced OK. Carbonation medium. Aroma of sweet malt, dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of dark fruits. Taste first up dominated by roasted malt plus sweet chocolate and with a light to moderate bitterness. Medium body. Creamy smooth, dry and with a long lingering roast malt bitterness. Very nice!

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