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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: 1333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiquidLotus (12) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Light head, brownish. Nice roasted, smokey aroma and flavor. Good Stout, although a bit thin for my liking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5100) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at Taphouse in Seattle. A rather expensive sampler at $9.95 for four 4-ounce samples. Great whipped brown head with an opaque body. Nose of creamy coffee. Flavour is fruity and bound with coffee. Strange.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2506) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Decent sized brown head of dense and creamy bubbles. Light coffee, roasted grains, decaying grass and some lactose notes. Color is a essentially black. Sweet and roasty flavor. Medium bodied with more milky notes, dark chocolate and a little bit of herbal hops presence. Dry and pasty mouthfeel. Finishes roasty with a lingering bitterness. A decent stout.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CasperQuaffer (142) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Aroma rich, almost smoky. Color is about as black as it gets. Head is brown but weak. Flavor is strong, deep, rich malt and moderate bitter. Creamy palate with a sparkle of citrus aftertaste. Well worth many repeats.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Nitro pour in San Francisco - Black color with a medium but persistent head. Aroma is a nice chocolate/roasty mix that gives the impression of dry and sweet together. Flavor is very roasty, dry/sweet, chocolatey - lots of good stuff going on here, but the nitro detracted from the flavor in my opinion. solid stout that I will have to re-rate with a bottle.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7467) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2007
12-oz. Wow, didn’t realize until last night that I hadn’t rated this, and I had also forgotten just how good this one really is. Black with a thick, rocky burnt tan head of great depth and swiss-cheese-hole-having-ness. Settles quickly to awesome webby lace and a nice splatch of film across the top. Big peppery, herb-like hop nose. Delicious. No other beer smells quite like this. Thinking this must be a very fresh bottle. Medium, tingly-carbed body. Roasty, charry, peppery, spicy mid-palate. Dang, this is really, really good. Lingering pepper and pine finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours a thick, pitch black body with a medium-sized creamy tan-brown head. The aroma consists of quality bittersweet chocolate, some tobacco, toffee, and cookie dough. This stuff is insanely silky and quite flavourful. Flavour has bitter roast, cocoa, and a fair amount of hop chewiness. Finishes with some light ashy oat and resin notes.
The parents picked this up sometime in the summer of 2007.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2007
a fine looking stout that poured black with a small head.Roasted notes on the nose.The mouthfeel was creamy.Flavors of roasted coffee with a slight bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
bottle. I tried this beer in the middle of summer on a hot San Diego day so, my rating might be a bit skewed. Black in color like motor oil. A thin tan head with nice lacing was left on the glass. Nose off freash coffee, cocoa, molasses, and dark fruits. Thick and chewy. I’ll have to give this beer another go around one day soon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2007
One of the first Oregon beers I had the honor of tasting. Poured a deep yet clean black-brown body with a medium tan-grey head. Notes of coffee and chewy roasty malts. Warm molasses finish with caramel and dry coffee flavor. A Pacific Northwest classic!


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