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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (15390) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 29, 2007
Bottled. Dark, ruby red with a dense, tan head. Chocolate, mocha, smoke, some roast and even more chocolate in both aroma and flavor. Full body. A really nice one. (070413)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3545) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2007
12 oz bottle. Best by 12/06. Dark brown with a thick cratered tan head. Rings of lace. Raisin, dusty oats and light molasses. Bitter black licorice and cocoa with pithy tang. Juicy lime leads to a dry, bittersweet chocolate finish. Medium body but drinks lighter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2007
Has a very nice chocolate aroma.Pours black with a light tan head.Smooth chocolate with some big roasted malt in there as well in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a bitter/roasted finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2007
Bottle from Iowaherkeye, thanks! Nice roast chocolate scent. Black with a tan head. Medium palate at best. Plenty of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and a tangy sort of finish. Not as good as I had expected.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2007
Bottle : Pours black and opaque with a thick brown creamy head. Tons or roasty coffee aroma and charcoal. Favor is rich with roasted barley. nice malt backbone but the burnt woody and dry coffee take over. Finishes semi dry and clean. Very nice house stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopDuvel99 (39) - Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2007
Dark ruby-brown with abundant, lasting light brown head. Aroma is roasty, malty, alcoholic, licorice. Full-bodied, foamy mouthfeel, roasty/hoppy flavor. Tasty, well-balanced, easy-to-drink. A finely-crafted stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours completely black and opaque with a dense, creamy, light brown head leaving laces. Very burned aroma. Medium body with a very smooth mouthfeel, distinct flavours of burned malt and a high degree of sweetness - this really comes close to a Sweet Stout. Burned, bitter finish. 290307

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2971) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2007
bottle split with Muenster. The pour is pretty black here with a lasting dark tan head. The aroma is spiritous with just a touch of hops. Notes of coffee, bourbon, and even some fruits, maybe apples, are present. The mouthfeel is just slightly viscous. Flavors of espresso are apparent along with that harsh, ashy, burnt oat taste I’m so fond of in stouts. It’s not a very sweet beer, but there is a substantial amount of fruity character like banana or apple. Finish is a bit ashy. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2007
Bottle split with NachlamSie. Pours black, with a nice tan head, and some mysterious sediment at the bottom. Aroma is strong roast, with coffee beans, dark, musty fruit, and some mild hops. Flavor is nice roasty malt goodness with some bourbon and strong oaky notes. Nice stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2644) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2007
Medium statured tan head, good retention and a lovely stringy, coating lace that hangs. Black, opaque brew. Nose is grainy, roasty and fruity with light coffee notes too boot not to mention some tarry notes. Body is med/full, oily with a tangy touch. Nice roast flavors, coffee, citrus notes creeping threw, a hint of black patent and dark fruits. Finish is fairly dry and roasty. Another enjoyable Stout! Props to kenb for this one in a trade awhile ago.


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