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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

bottled
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RATINGS: 1329   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.


mensch's rating

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Thick and rich and chocolate. Not creamy, but more roasty. Roast coffee up front, plus some burnt raison fruitiness. Complex layers of flavor- sweet espresso, dark chocolate and dry dark roast malt bitterness. I could drink this stuff all day.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tommygun453 (36) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Pours dark coffee black with medium tan head. Smells like coffee and chocolate and caramel in the nose. Taste is nutty with notes of chocolate and coffee. Finishes off with a bitter clean finish. Good stout will drink it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13061) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2016
355ml bottle - thanks Allyson
Lovely rich tarry roast aroma. Black as your hat, lovely tight tan head. Fullish, but surprisingly light palate, pleasant carbonation. Very deep rich burnt roast, but staying just shy of ashiness. Nicely earthy bitterness. Very solid stout, packed full of character, but highly drinkable. Finish has a pleasant bitter tingle. As it warms it gets more character, gets really quite spicy. Like it - thanks again, Allyson!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lownote (470) - USA - JUN 20, 2016
Very roasty coffee aroma. Pours black with a rich tan head. Pretty big bubbled. Thinner body than expected / to balance the richness of the flavor. Sweet. Chocolate. Coffee flavors. Bitter flavors at the end do not interfere with the chocolate sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (999) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 8, 2016
Really dark brown color with brown head. Aroma has dark malt, brown sugar and a good dose of hops. Taste starts with dark sugar, roasted malt and bakers chocolate. Body is quite thin for a stout, carbonation is medium. Overall itís a good stout but nothing to remember.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngunity (119) - - JUN 5, 2016
From 330ml bottle. Poured with huge tan head; was amazed how gassy it was and had to wait 2 mins to finish the pour. Appears browny black. Subtle aroma hinting at complexity and booze Drinks with roasty flavour, tiny hint of coffee, hint of booze, complex and balanced a delicious stout. really excellent

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cwill (56) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Pours jet black with huge frothy rocky tan head that sticks all over. Aroma of chocolate, espresso coffee, and cocoa. Taste is very smooth and creamy with a malt sweetness up-front that is cut quickly by the bittering acidic burn of the roasted barley which lingers. Some sugar flavour make their way to the taste buds. The hop bitterness is at par with the roasted barley. Espresso, roast coffee flavours appear midway and fade a little with the other roasted flavors. This a great stout, one of the best Iíve tasted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (2115) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2016
12oz bottle from Total Wine. No room to safely pack it, so Iím rating it in my room. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, dark fruits and roast. Flavor is chocolate, dark fruits, a hint of molasses, roast to balance. A pretty good stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3309) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
355ml brown bottle. Black pour, dark brown head, thick glass coating lacing. The aroma shows licorice and roasted malt., dark chocolate and coffee. Taste has bitter roasted malts, coffee, toasty, nutty. Dry and bitter finish. Big flavours, very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 13, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Msdrbeat (349) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2016
On tap at Hopcat. Smokey notes. Pours dark on nitro. Smooth mouthfeel but thin. Not a huge fan of the smokey.


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