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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1157   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3824) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 18, 2014
I was surprised 12 oz bottle from Country Club Liqours. Nose is dark bitter chocolate with some roast nuttiness. Black with a medium lightly lacing tan head. Flavor is lightly bitter with chocolate and a very nice body and mouth feel. Very nice drinkable regular stout at a decent price.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. A- Mocha, cocoa, espresso, roasty. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Coffee, cocoa, roasty, malty, slightly bitter. P- Medium body, slightly thin texture, average carbonation, roasty finish. O- This one was good but by the end, it just didnít quite leave me wanting another. The aroma was very rich but the taste didnít quite fulfill the promise that the nose brought. Now, there certainly arenít any complaints for this one, but just nothing wowza about it.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (847) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Tap. Dark pour with a finger of mocha head. Wow. Milk coffee, raisin, roast. Smooth. Silky body with a great balance of bitterness and milky sweetness. Very nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1259) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2014
5 oz draft from the brewery. Very nice aroma of expresso and cocoa. Medium bodied. Creamy texture. Very good stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikedevilsfan (134) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2014
great color and beige creamy head. woody taste with a smoky charcoal on the back end, good stout especially for a session beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3724) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Draught (Nitro) @ Deschutes, Portland, OR

Pours pitch black with a smooth brown head. Aroma of smooth roastiness, cocoa, chocolate and coffee. Taste is slick, smooth, chocolaty and oily with some coffee and cocoa notes. Finish is slick smooth and roasty. Nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (203) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
スタウト あんまり好み&

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (499) - Delaware, USA - MAY 29, 2014
bottle pour..black color slight mocha head..nose is excellent with notes of chocolate, espresso..dark roasted malt..mouthfeel is pretty tasty with medium body action..slight bitterness on linger..a pretty tasty stout that has got everything in check..a solid stout that feels more substantial in both taste and character than the 6%..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
yackery (156) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Very persistent and solid mineral colored head over nearly opaque mahogany body. Aroma of toasted biscuit and roasted cocoa and sophisticated and delicate like a French chef took a shot at making cocoa puffs. Mmmm. Taste is bitter on the order of coffee or dark chocolate. Body is disappointingly thin. But the board said only 5% whereas itís listed at 6.5%, here. Itís a solid beer but Iím not getting the ultra.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (308) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 26, 2014
12 oz Bottle. Tasted on 5/26/14. Bottle from Total Wine & More. The aroma has chocolate, espresso, roasted malt. The taste has similar profile with a rich smooth flavor & a clean finish. Mostly chocolate & more dry than sweet on the finish. Overall a very good stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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