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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1322   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2007
This one poured quite black, I guess that name isnít an ironic one. Quite a sweet smelling aroma, with a bit of molasses, but on tasting it was dry. A bit of nuttiness in the aftertaste. A little lacking in body, but overall itís a decent drop.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Pours black with a thick tan head that reduces to a noticeable film. A nicely pungent aroma composed mainly of hops with some roasted or earthy malt tones mixed in. The more I smell, the more different aromas I find. Initial flavor has the bite of the hops, but it gives way to the chocolate/burnt malt flavors that dominate the finish. Itís a very noticeable and nice transition. Itís not too heavy on the tongue - a nice medium bodied beer. Great finish that leaves me wanting more. I think Iíll stock up on this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3333) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Nice subtle roasted malt aromas. Creamy textures with a burnt coffee/french roast finish. A little bit of sweetness in the taste along with some cocoa. This one is medium bodied and well rounded for a stout. Good and smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Courtesy Quake. Black/brown. Small brown cap. Roasty, chocolatey malt in the nose, not much else. Flavor adds bittersweet chocolate and a bit of coffee. Simple but good. Medium body, balanced carbonation. Decent, very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel malt, chocolate, and coffee. The flavor is mostly roasted malt and coffe, with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Nice aftertaste, maybe a little too much coffee for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (973) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Black with a big tan head. Smells and tastes sweet and a little roasty. Good stout but I think it really should be a sweet stout instead of just a stout. Itís a bit too sweet for my liking as an everyday stout. Still though itís solid.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (2046) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Dark malt and yeast aroma. Pours black with a brown head that dimintshes quickly. Sweet malt taste. slightly creamy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Bottle. Roasted malts with chocolate aroma. Fairly clean and dry finish - fairly bitter and very drinkable. Not bad

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle... Poured a black tone with a fluffy, brown head. Roasty, malt, and chocolates on the nose. Really enjoyable and smooth palate, flavors of chocalate, malt, hops, caramel, vanilla bean and a bit leafy.. very smooth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Black with a thick dark tan soapy head. Sweet aroma with some light roast notes, a bit of hops, too. Lighter palate. Light chocolate roast flavors over a slight hop middle and bitter finish. Wish I could get enough to give it a proper session.


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