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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1183   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.


ljthiessen's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (468) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with a nice mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, some roasty malt and a touch of dark fruit. Flavour is espresso and dark chocolate with some more roasty malt, bitter at first but sweetening as it warms. Fairly full-bodied for a stout. One of the best regular stouts, in my opinion - very nice.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (608) - 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 (297) - 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 (198) - 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 (430) - - NOV 14, 2014
Julie says nice Carmel malt a little bitter in the back end. Overall she gives it a 3.2

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4135) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Draught at Arcadium. Light creamy bittersweet chocolate stout that is very easy drinking and full of flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6818) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Pint on tap at Cock & Bull in Hyde Park. Black color. Good layer of khaki head. Cool ascending-nitro body. Good sheets of lace. Medium body. Smooth, creamy, lighter carbonation. Light slick. Good coffee, dark roast. Some dark chocolate. Earthy hop. Moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet. Great, super-easy drinking flavorful stout.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltOne (226) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Aroma is typical Premium American Stout, coffee, deeply roasted malts, slightly beery. Pours nearly black brown, nice frothy dark coffee and cream head. Flavor is rich and dry... strong coffee, lighter chocolate, dark roastiness. In spite these strong and rich flavors, it is not overly heavy and actually has some of that refreshing quality. This is an exceptional stout without crossing into the Imperial range.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (2193) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2014
From the 12 fl oz bottle dated 03/17/15. Deep dark black pour with tan head and a lot of lacing. The aroma boasts notes of dark malts, chocolate and sweet malts. Medium body. The taste also has a wonderful sweet dark malty character. I think if the body was bolder I would have rated it higher.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1581) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
September 25, 2014. Bottle at SBWF. Pours black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, ash. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, light sweet caramel notes. Finish is dry bitter roasted coffee and ash. Medium bodied and average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
undsioux7 (807) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Pours black with a big tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and clean hops. Taste is the same with a nice clean finish. Nice.


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