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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1229   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
Pitch black with a light brown, huge and creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and chocolate. The mouthfeel is quite full. The flavour is surprisingly mild, but it has a nice body with notes of chocolate, cocoa, licorice and coffee. The balance and bitterness is nice, and it is a nice stout for beginners too. Thank you Tom/After4ever for this nice beer, that I had on my wishlist! 1911

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Black, creamy tan head. Nose held soft notes of dark roast coffee and black chocolate, and lighter wafts of citrus. Flavor was a bit more intense then the nose with notes of lightly smoked coffee, roasty chocolate, a touch of vanilla, and some faint ashy earthy bitterness. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry bittersweet finish. Well made stout. Thanks for sharing Schutzenliesel....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2007
12oz bottle from Jake65 - thanks! Nice inky black stout with a sweet roasty aroma. Very drinkable, not excessive mouthfeel. The dominant presence is chocolate smoothness, but as it warms thereís a touch of bitter roastage. Very fine stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of Schutzenliesel. Thanks, Tom! Pours a dark black center with a reddish tinge; light tan head. Pleasant cocoa and milk chocolate aroma. Full, chewy cocoa mouthfeel: dark chocolate, roasted malts, plenty of smoke; vanilla and light bitterness. Medium, burnt malt and milk chocolate finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Pours brown with a thin tan head and great lacing. Smells of roses, pepper, spices and earthy hops. Tastes of sweet malt, chocolate and raisins.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4833) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
This has a light coffee aroma. Simple, straightforward malt flavor, only a little roasted taste and very light chocolate-coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4558) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Pitch black color with a medium head. A pretty strong roasted malt aroma with a little nuttiness. Big, thick, roasted malt flavor. Nothing crazy, nothing subtle. Just a solidly bitter malt taste with a little chocolate on the end. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Pours a jet black with a tiny tan head. Nice smokey nutty aroma with hints of bittersweet chocolate. Medium carbonation with a nice toasty smokiness. Light chocolate flavor accented by a nice citrus hop touch that finishes unbelievably.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Thanks to BuckeyeBoy for trading this one to me. Black with a average tan head. Big roasted nut, chocolate, and coffee aroma. Flavor is light smoke, huge roasted nutty, coffee, and chocolate. Has a mild dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 12, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2007 Bottle. Thick and dark with a small brown head with lots of lacing. Has no sweetness, some nuts and lots of roast and chocolate. Has hints of smoke in it as well. Big thick mouthfeel that goes down really smooth. Itís hard to find anything I donít like about this beer. Loads of flavor. A quality stout if Iíve ever had one. Very satisfying.


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