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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1233   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.


mobrew's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mobrew (19) - Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2005
Nice - black color with a beige head. You can taste coffee, chocolate and it is very smooth with just enough hops to make it a very complex beverage. GREAT cold weather beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2064) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
355ml bottle from Saveur-Biere.com. Pours opaque black with thin tan head. Light fudge / coffee aroma. Great bitter / roasted malt taste. I like.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slipstream (2171) - USA - MAY 4, 2015
First rate stout. It’s hard to believe they can pack so much flavor into a 6.4 abv brew. Lots of malty complexity in the flavor and mouth feel - marshmallow , coffee, wood smoke. The price was right too for such a fine release.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpmaster (1223) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2015
12 ounce bottle purchased at Archer Liquors by Midway Airport Chicago. Very good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2015
Poured on nitro. Opaque, jet black. Ample creamy tan head. Deep dark expresso and dark chocolate, sausage and umami. Dark roasted bitterness, not much in the way of sugar and sweetness. Long dry finish, bigger body, creamy mouthfeel. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (453) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - APR 18, 2015
355 ml bottle from Saveur-biere.fr, France. Black body with a thin light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted notes. Taste is bittersweet with chocolate and dark fruits, paired with coffee and roasted notes. Medium body with low to medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kespecial (103) - - APR 15, 2015
Pours opaque black brown with dark tan head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, overall chocolate covered malt balls. It’s well hopped, so the chocolate combines with the bitterness for coffee and caramel in the mouth. Not quite the heights of black butte, but damn good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skk325i (2) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2015 does not count
Great roasty flavour, nice lacing. Overall a fantastice medium bodied stout with mild carbonation. Beautiful rich taste with hints of chocolate and coffee. Mild sweetness and a nice bitter note to it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (675) - CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours opaque deep brown with barely present brown highlights, two fingers of fluffy tan head, good retention and excellent lacing. (4/5) Nose is dark roasty malt, dark chocolate, coffee, toasted grain, mild liquorice and vanilla. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (8/10) Medium to full body, mild carbonation, dry and slightly warming finish. (4/5) A very good stout, and only slightly “American” - the ABV is somewhat higher than most traditional English stouts and there’s a tiny hint of citrusy tartness in the finish, but that’s the extent of its variation from type. I’d like to try it on a nitro tap, though, for some extra smoothness. (16/20)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1673) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2015
Cervesa amb aroma i gust a cacau, en boca té una textura molt sedosa. Cerveza con aroma y sabor a cacao, en boca tiene una textura muy sedosa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SODAK14 (301) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Pours a nice dark brown, almost Guinness-like though the head doesn’t come close. Had a much more pronounced coffee taste than chocolate...not a bad thing. Left a bit more bitter taste than I wanted, Was actually expecting to rate this higher but 3.5 isn’t a bad score.


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