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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1161   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2006
[Bottle] A great dark black stout with a hardy flavor. The aroma was a deep dark rich coffe and chocolate smell. The flavor was also as good this was one top stout. There was such a deep awesome flavor this is a great beer. A must try for stout lovers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2006
12oz bottle. Pours as dark as dark can be, with a thick beige head. Aroma is primed with lots & lots of roasted malt goodness and a trace of chocolate. Flavor is also packed full of the roasted malt, with a little bitter chocolate and some toffee. Very smooth on the tip of the tongue followed by a little bitterness on the back. Very smooth. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2006
12oz bottle. Thick, dark and opaque. Two fingers of tan beige head. Spotted. Looks good! Initial aroma is anise. Toffee and roasted malts. slight coffee note. Defined coffee and cola notes. Vanilla and raisins. Thick and full bodied. Toasty and malted milk ballls. Thick roasted and delicious. Chilled ,but starting to open up. Cola and bitter. Good and good! Toffee and bitter chocolate. Don’t get me wrong, this is a fantastic stout. Tar and pitch. Damn! I did what I had to do t get this to a 4.0 rating. And it was worth it. So good. so smooth! This is a patened...F’N A. Yeah!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2006
12oz Bottle Pours out a nice dark blabk. Topped of with a Great tan head. There is a good tast of roastiness. Over very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2006
This was really a GOOD stout. Poured jet black with thin tan head and okay lacing. Aroma was that of chocolate mixed with dark fruit..grapes, plums, cherries. Taste was very much chocolate malt. As beer warmed, alcohol became more noticeable about mid-glass, but perfectly blended with the flavor. Very good, long, smooth finish. This has to be my favorite stout to date....just sorry I can’t readily obtain in GA

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2006
A good stout with all the tastes a stout should have. The dark rich color, the coffee and some chocolate taste.Just what you would expect from Deschutes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2613) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 10, 2006
Pours a blackout black with a nice tan head. Tastes of roastiness, malts, coffee and chocolate tones, and a nice amount of hops present. A great stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2006
I enjoyed this. Lacked the magical intensity of a Storm King Draft, but geat balance of chocolate and coffee, good sweet malt, and enough hop bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Draft - An excellent stout with tons of chocolate and coffee flavors. Bif malty flavor. An excellent stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2006
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Full bodied, plenty of dark chocolate, cappucchino and dark malts. Well balanced sweetness with flowery hops in the background. Slightly toasted finish.


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