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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1157   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - OCT 29, 2001
Overall good beer. Beige head leaves nice lacing. Roasted aroma and bitter. Good job on this Deschutes!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3065) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle from Five Bar. Pours black with a small, firm tan head. Nose is very coffee forward with mild dark fruits and brown sugar. Taste is dark fruits engulfed in espresso bitterness and fresh coffee. Very brekky stout-like. Has that fullness and coffee focus one would expect in a brekky stout. Kind of like a less sweet Founders BS. Very decent stuff

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (220) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2014
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2103) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle at GBBF, 2014. Black pour with a beige head. Roast malt, raisin and dark chocolate aroma. Smoke, dark fruit and chocolate flavour. Easy going stout action. I like this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle bought at GBBF 2014. Opaque very dark brown to black, tan creamy head. Nose is nice roasted malt, dark chocolate, expresso coffee, creamy body and all nicely balanced. Taste is smooth chocolate, black coffee, roasted malt. Smoothly balanced and in harmony.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1682) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle picked up at GBBF. Pours a very dark ruby/browm black with a tan head. Lightly sweet vanilla milk chocolate aroma (reminds me of sam smith choc organic). Light to medium body, Light bitter coffee, light dark chocolate, a touch of citrus hops initially then you get a ton of it - lemon, pine, grass and choccy lime. Smooth initially though. A decent beer, lots of citrus hops for a stout. A bit messy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DearBeer2013 (46) - - AUG 15, 2014
Like a Russian Imperial Stout, but more mellow..........................................

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hank37 (38) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours a dirty brown with copperish tinges on the outside of the glass. Aromas toasty, cooking, with some sweet smell I’m unable to discern. Moderately carbed, it has flavours of choc, raisins and a brown sugar hint. Hops are more obvious than in traditional stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (720) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2014
I love the robust espresso character, the thick and fluffy palate and the pitch black color and tan head. This is a true stout. Pretty good flavor. And respectable ABV for the breed. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LesArgen (200) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2014
A new world stout, with lots of alcohol and a noticeable hop presence. I love the dirty brown head. There are raisins, coffee, liquorice and toast in the aroma and those grapefruit and alcohol flavours give it a real kick. Very pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3333) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle in a hotel room in Las Vegas. Black pour, thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, licorice, caramel and somewhat creamy. Flavor is quite smooth roasted malts, slightly bitter, slightly sweet caramel and a bit thin bodied. Well balanced.


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