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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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.


Doppelganger's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Deep black/brown, lots of firm tan head. Oily chocolate aroma, lively and green, fresh cut oak. Inky warm dark chocolate flavor, very high frequency and sharp. Dry-leaning finish with lingering resiny bitterness. Good full heft to the palate. Well-crafted beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (398) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2014
From bottle, 2013 Class of ’88. Black pour with thick tan head and lots of thick lacing. Aroma is espresso and roasted malts. Taste is expresso, nicely bitter with a very slight sweetness behind. Medium mouthfeel, no more. Bitter finish. This has been my stocked stout for years. Always good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1406) - Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Nice roasty aroma, with hints of coffee and chocolate. Pours an opaque black with a thin tan head. Slick mouthfeel with a strong roasted flavor, and a slightly slick mouthfeel. The beer fades into a slightly bitter, roasted finish. A very nice stout to spend some time with.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frozer (147) - Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Very Thick tan head. Yeast and malt smell. Roasted coffee flavor a top a medium body. Black as night with little carbonation. Smooth throughout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3471) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 11, 2014
I can’t believe this is my first time trying this beer. It pours a very dark brown color with a beautiful tan head of creamy foam. The aroma is classic with hard roasted coffee, dark chocolate, hints of graham cracker and tobacco ash. The flavor is really nice with more hard roasted grains, hints of ash and black licorice. Dark chocolate. It has a very bitter, roasted finish. It’s pretty viscous and creamy on the palate as well. Hints of caramel and sasparilla add some complexity as it warms. This is a top notch stout as the ratings seem to agree. I guess I’ve been missing out all these years.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Beer 600 on draft. Black with a one finger creamy head. Coffee bean aroma. Taste is similar with some bitter chocolate. Very smooth stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (501) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2014
A good and creamy stout. Nitro at Black Friday Blackout. Really smooth taste going down.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (624) - Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head and nice lacing. Nose is chocolate and a little coffee. Maybe some dark fruit. Taste adds some roast. Bitter aftertaste. Nice stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackfrost9p (308) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Really good. I also like it is a little lower abv. Nice roastedness, chocolate, coffee and sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (211) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle, opaque black, mocha colored head, good lacing. Aroma is roasted barley and raisin, cherry. Flavor is chocolate, cherry, coffee, roasted barley. Palate is a little light, but carbonation is good. Finish is dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
outlawskies (446) - - NOV 14, 2014
Julie says nice Carmel malt a little bitter in the back end. Overall she gives it a 3.2


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