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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: 1319   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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Icommonsewer (124) - TUCSON, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2007
this stout has a harsh bitter character that overwhelms the taste buds... there is a late bite on the palate that is displeasing as well

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robforbes (2129) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2007
black with medium size khaki head. smell of roasted malt, cocoa, whiff of coffee. nicely bitter, smooth, taste of dark cocoa, the cocoa taste hides the alcohol extremely well, you can just taste a little bit on the back-end. very, very, nice stout, deschutes did well with this one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Poured from a bottle. Poured a deep brown, nearly black color with a nice tan head. Initial smell is milk chocolate and roasted malts. Taste matches the aroma with a nice milk chocolate start that leads into roasted malt flavor. Little bitterness. It is thick, and nice lacing is left throughout the glass. Very nice stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Draft at Taphouse Grill in downtown Seattle. Pours midnight brown with a tan head and good lacing. Aroma of subtle dark roast, milk, and chocolate. Full bodied with a slight creaminess to the texture. Initial flavor of milk chocolate, hazlenut, and dark roasted grains that transitions to coffee and tamed bitterness mid palate. Moderate amount of residual sweetness. Finish is semi-dry and smooth. Very well done. Almost, I say almost, as good as Bells Kzoo Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Pours a opaque black with thin, dark tan head that fades quickly into a thin layer of cloudy tan with a few patches of large bubbles. The head laces the glass heavily. The aroma is big and dark: dark fruit, sugar, coffee, malts, and alcohol. The flavor is quite nice - it starts bitter-sweet with loads of coffee, chocolate, and fruity hops. The middle of the tongue picks up more roasted grain flavors (burnt toast, coffee) combined with hop flavors and sweet malts with a hint of caramel. The beer finishes with a touch fruit, lots of dark, roasted, bittersweet malts, and a light dose of hops. The mouthfeel is pleasantly creamy with just a subtle impression of acidity from the carbonation, and it finishes full in body. Overall, an awesome stout.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tatinek (51) - South Dakota, USA - AUG 19, 2007
The best stout I have had to date. Very smooth body nice tan head that stays. Wonderfully rich and malty flavor with a faint coffee essence. My first Deschtes beer. For this beer alone I wish Deschutes was marketed in my state.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Thanks to hellbilly for the bottle! pours dark with thick creamy head, that slowly disapates to a killer film. lots of lacing.roasted malts, choolate, figs, and coffee. finish’s with a wonderful dry chocolate, vanilla, and hops. very complex with all types of nice this going wonderful balance as well. I wish i could get this on the reg. very rich beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2008 Amazing full rich malty roasted grain aroma and flavor. Jet black base, dense sandy head. Bold, fierce taste that warms like a hug from yr grandmother. Not too thick, not too thin with a bit of some alcohol bite.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Pours dark, small tan head. Very smooth and very flavorful, excellent beer from Deschutes

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3994) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Nice rich coffee-chocolate aroma, toasted-burnt grain, and a smoky sweetness. Light milky sweetness. Dark brown-black clear with foamy-frothy tan head. Medium heavy body with medium carbonation. Great toasted-burnt malt sweetness with chocolate and light coffee bitterness. Tangy carbonic finish with nice dryness. Molasses and mild alcoholic after.


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