Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 1319   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5533) - 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 (1116) - 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 (13805) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 29, 2007
Bottled. Dark, ruby red with a dense, tan head. Chocolate, mocha, smoke, some roast and even more chocolate in both aroma and flavor. Full body. A really nice one. (070413)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2007
12 oz bottle. Best by 12/06. Dark brown with a thick cratered tan head. Rings of lace. Raisin, dusty oats and light molasses. Bitter black licorice and cocoa with pithy tang. Juicy lime leads to a dry, bittersweet chocolate finish. Medium body but drinks lighter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2007
Has a very nice chocolate aroma.Pours black with a light tan head.Smooth chocolate with some big roasted malt in there as well in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a bitter/roasted finish.

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