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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (1589) - ISRAEL - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle. Deep brown black almost opaque with a nice creamy tan head. Coffee, roasted beans, espresso, cocoa, dark chocolate aroma. Moderately sweet with flavors of coffee, caramel, chocolate licorice, burnt malt, bitter finish. Medium bodied, smooth with moderate carbonation. Great Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theswiftsa (65) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2016
Pours deep black with a tan head. Nose is dark toffee and molasses. Taste is creamy dark chocolate, coffee with a hint of caramel. Creamy mouth feel with moderate carbonation. Top stout

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bookseeb (137) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Appearance of almost black with a creamy tan head leaving nice lace. Smell of rich chocolaty coffee notes and sweet dark malts. Taste has the same notes as the aroma with a nice hop balance to round off the flavor. Mouthfeel is viscous with good carbonation. overall a very nice bold stout that would go very well with some rich chocolaty desserts.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Khaymanbb (7) - Topeka, Kansas, USA - FEB 7, 2016 does not count
Milky, chocolatey, just a hint of Kona coffee. Almost black as midnight with a supreme creamy texture. Has a slightly bitter aftertaste that lasts until the next quaff. Almost a smidgen of brown sugar sweetness as well. Very delicious. My local distributor said he can get me a 1/6 brl of this, and I think I may just do that. Very good out of a bottle, cannot imagine how good this would be from a nitro tap.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oldschool_Mike (316) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a jet black with light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Taste is chocolate and a little coffee with a pleasing bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (1397) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Pours a jet black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and earthy notes. Flavor is chocolate and roast, with some earthiness. Has a nice body. Almost sweet, well-balanced. This is one amazing stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2016
On tap. Rich black mahogony hue and dark walnut on the edges. Medium pillowy tan head that sticks pretty good through the pint. Nice chocolate notes that are smooth and not too bitter. Subtle coffee and burnt toffee notes come in hints. Very smooth and drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1507) - Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Black. Anise aroma some chocolate and esters. Malty. With cocoa and sweet caramel. Anise licorice a bit strong. Piney? Bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derek881 (1247) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2016
A thick, wet black pour from the bottle into a pint glass with a full black color topped by a large creamy-foamy tan head with excellent retention, and average cling and lacing. Its aroma featured a blend of malty tones, including chocolate, caramel, and coffee along with some earthy and grainy notes. The taste was mildly bitter with a rich chocolate and coffee blend, which also had a touch of sweetness and an earthy finish. The beer had a very thick, full mouthfeel with a heavy body and average carbonation for a smooth finish. Excellent stout!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fataldegree (13) - Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Cloying sweet. Strong coffee on nose that reminds me of my morning coffee, which is nice. There was something funky on the palate....very molasses.


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