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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1334   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.


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   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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2007
12oz bottle: pitch black with a brown head, aroma of rosted malt flavor of mostly roasted malt. the flavor lacks a little for a stout and not a whole lot depth for taste, goes down smooth and easy to drink

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudsmeister (74) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Pours a nice dark with quickly diminishing head. Reminds me immediately of Bellís Kalamazoo Stout, only a little more watery. Coffee and chocolate are there. A pretty good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Black color; thin creamy head. Coffeish aroma. Silky mouthfeel, good body, good flavors (caramel, roasted malt, chocolate malt, sweet liquorice); quite sweet. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Bottles from Dirty_Martini and BlackForestCO. Black body with a medium-sized, tan head that fades to a cover. The aroma is lightly sweet with a good dose of molasses and cola, some chocolate and roast in there as well. The flavor is just lightly sweet with dark chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee and a touch of dark fruits. Medium body is moderately carbonated and is a bit thin, especially in the finish. Finish is dry with a lingering presence of bakerís chocolate. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Pours very dark black. Med. thin head with dark mocha foam. Slight Dark Malt aroma. Smokey taste, hops in the back. Tongue tingler!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Deep brown pour with a medium head. Aroma of sweet, milky chocolate and roasted malt. Very sweet flavor; chocolate and lactic with some dark fruits and roasted malt. Medium to heavy body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
runaway (80) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Pours dark brown with a thick dark caramel head. Aroma is rich and sweet. Flavor is sweet malty with chocolate, coffee, molasses notes. Good body, smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 5, 2007
A good stout with big body and matching hops. Robust flavor. A nice Deschutes product.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Black as night with a moderate tan head. Very roasty flavor that leaves a bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable.


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