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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (293) - Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 The aroma is dark malt and chocolate. A big chocolate smell as it warms. The taste is intense dark roasted malt and dark baking chocolate. Flavors are clean and defined. Great beer.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Knilas (22) - Sidney, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Midnight black in the glass. Tan head...just not much of one. Heavy mouthfeel. Rich, dark coffee and chocolate. Some molasses in the background. Lotsa malt. Hops come in just enough to balance everything out. Well made. Worth the coin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (119) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle from Schnucks. Aroma is of roasted, smoky malts. Appearance is opaque black with 1 finger-width beige head and trace lacing. Taste is roasted malt with dominant smoky flavor with moderate bitterness. Palate is surprisingly light-to-medium bodied with thin texture, minimal carbonation and long bitter finish. Overall, a good beer but a little thin and a little more bitter than I’d prefer for the style beyond just the smokiness. Still good, but there are better ones out there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1677) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Nitro-tap. Served a dark brown color with a thick tan head and good lacing Aroma of roasted malt, some coffee, bit of chocolate and nut. Taste of roasted nut, nice touch of coffee and chocolate. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Full body, quite thick and creamy with a nice robust feel. Enjoyable beer

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (1648) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Really it is that good on nitro. Creamy chocolate slight burnt. Nice grain aroma. Just awesome overall. Good mouthfeel and sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Dark brown colour with nice beige head on top and lots of lacing. Aroma has roasted malts, dark chocolate and some coffee. Taste has espresso coffee, dry roasted flavours and more coffee. Medium body with medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reberiii (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Nice and roasty, notes of coffee, bitterness that sticks to the pallette. Overall, very nice yet thinnish stout.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Another great beer to style from deschutes. Robust coffee and some toffee and caramel to round out beer. Very mild hops. Silky smooth carbonation and toasty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerPacker (7) - - JUN 6, 2015 does not count
roasty, alcohol, smoke, black, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, umami, soft carbonation, bitter, medium body, two months till due date.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tapthis (167) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Very nutty and malty to the taste. Good carbonation and lacing. Aroma of nuts and malts.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Excellent example of a Pacific Northwest stout. Jet black with tan head. Coffee aromas come out nicely. No alcohol like a RIS. Flavor of slight vanilla earthy hiops and an abundance of light roast coffee.


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