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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Nice black pour with a slight smoke aroma and some malt as well. Tasted very smooth with nice chocolate and smoke flavors. Had a real subtle coffee feel to it also. Good stuff

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
L5V9 (5) - Colrain, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2007 does not count
I first had this beer on tap in Olympia WA and it was an experience that opened my eyes to good beers. Beautiful obsidian in the glass with a thick creamy head. Full bodied, smooth and hearty with subtle smoke and chocolate notes. A wonderful everyday stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Another jet black pour for the evening with a smoky chocolate aroma. Similar chocolate body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
Pitch black with a light brown, huge and creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and chocolate. The mouthfeel is quite full. The flavour is surprisingly mild, but it has a nice body with notes of chocolate, cocoa, licorice and coffee. The balance and bitterness is nice, and it is a nice stout for beginners too. Thank you Tom/After4ever for this nice beer, that I had on my wishlist! 1911

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Black, creamy tan head. Nose held soft notes of dark roast coffee and black chocolate, and lighter wafts of citrus. Flavor was a bit more intense then the nose with notes of lightly smoked coffee, roasty chocolate, a touch of vanilla, and some faint ashy earthy bitterness. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry bittersweet finish. Well made stout. Thanks for sharing Schutzenliesel....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2007
12oz bottle from Jake65 - thanks! Nice inky black stout with a sweet roasty aroma. Very drinkable, not excessive mouthfeel. The dominant presence is chocolate smoothness, but as it warms there’s a touch of bitter roastage. Very fine stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of Schutzenliesel. Thanks, Tom! Pours a dark black center with a reddish tinge; light tan head. Pleasant cocoa and milk chocolate aroma. Full, chewy cocoa mouthfeel: dark chocolate, roasted malts, plenty of smoke; vanilla and light bitterness. Medium, burnt malt and milk chocolate finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Pours brown with a thin tan head and great lacing. Smells of roses, pepper, spices and earthy hops. Tastes of sweet malt, chocolate and raisins.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4969) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
This has a light coffee aroma. Simple, straightforward malt flavor, only a little roasted taste and very light chocolate-coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4609) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Pitch black color with a medium head. A pretty strong roasted malt aroma with a little nuttiness. Big, thick, roasted malt flavor. Nothing crazy, nothing subtle. Just a solidly bitter malt taste with a little chocolate on the end. Nice.


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