Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 1282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Nice dark color with toasty mild chocolate flavors. a little carbonated on the palate. a lighter taste with not too much depth. Could be a bit smoother.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2007
can’t see any light through the glass...nice! aroma is nutty with a lot of malt. flavors of darkened malt, bitter chocolate and scalded cream. nice rich beer. i’ve always walked past it at the store... now it’s a regular

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Deep brown/Black in color with ruby highlights and a light tan colored head. Aroma/flavor is of roasted malts, slight chocolate with a touch of sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2007
350 mL bottle. Pours black with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and fruit. Sweet dark malts come through in the taste, smooth palate, with a slightly bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Pours an attractive dark brown with a nice tan head (lasts longer in a narrow glass). Aroma of some sort of raspberry-ish tang, dirt, caramel, chocolate (not too dark), and milk/creamer. Dry roasty taste, with some milk chocolate and a tangy hop taste. Finishes very earthy, dirtlike with some black coffee there. Great mouthfeel (creamy, low-carbonation, not thin, but drinkable) and a good stout overall. Tangy-qualities are out of place though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StumpMe (30) - Bellingham, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Very dark in color, I had this one on nitro so it drank smoothly. Average head retention. On the palate it was thick and rich. I could taste roasted coffee and definitely chocolate notes. There is a prevalence of hops in the finish; a little bit of a bite, but taste didn’t linger in my mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1059) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2007
aroma of nougat (like the center of a 3 musketeers, w/ caramel & cocoa. opaque darkest brown w/ thick mocha foam. thick & smooth in the mouth, tongue feeling the dark & slightly sour. flavors of roasted & smoked malts, marshmallow, citrus underneath. complex finish, including darkest chocolate. I can see its base in Guinness, but the NW revolution, with more hops, body & alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2007
12oz bottle Best by 04/13/07. Pours black with a 1/2 finger tan head that dissipates to a ring and a thin film after a minute. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee, grain, oats, light anise, tobacco, and maybe a bit of soy. Flavor is somewhat bitter and roasty up front, with some salted nuts, grain, some molasses sweetness, and a little earth. Big roasty bitter finish---mmmm good! Medium smooth body with some moderate carbonation. Very good stout--I wouldn’t mind having this more often at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Courtesy Quake1028. Pours a pitch black with a light tan head. Smells really nice, some coffee, lovely chocolate, dark malts, and a little roastiness as well. Fairly light bodied, big chocolate and coffee, especially in the finish. Very roasty as well, with a good bit of nuttiness. Not a bad stout at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2008 Bottle: Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, hop, chocolate. Flavour is sweet, coffee, fruit, hop, chocolate, roasted. Nice and harmonic beer.

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