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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


BenDover's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenDover (219) - Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a half inch of creamy tan/brown foam that leaves behind some fine lacing. Aroma is roasty and nutty, but rather faint. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, some dark chocolate, a bit bitter finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3269) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
355ml brown bottle. Black pour, dark brown head, thick glass coating lacing. The aroma shows licorice and roasted malt., dark chocolate and coffee. Taste has bitter roasted malts, coffee, toasty, nutty. Dry and bitter finish. Big flavours, very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (516) - USA - MAY 13, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Msdrbeat (287) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2016
On tap at Hopcat. Smokey notes. Pours dark on nitro. Smooth mouthfeel but thin. Not a huge fan of the smokey.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeliriumT (459) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2016
Pours black with quickly dissipating head. Aroma of burnt toffee, black coffee and dark chocolate. Flavour is smooth with a rich mouthfeel and lightly bitter aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Omar1991 (8) - - APR 30, 2016 does not count
Beer looks great and smells very good but tastes terrible. Even worse is the after taste. It just lingers and hits you in the back of the tongue. Stay away from this beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ozzy70 (477) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 26, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Poured black with thick dark tan head. Aroma was coffee, espresso and molasses. Taste was roasted coffee and mild bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheWoolyBooger (7) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016 does not count
A very very good stout! Beautiful head and lacing. Quality beer very evident. Hoppiness is a pleasant surprise. Won world’s best stout for a reason!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3411) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2016
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malts and toffee. Taste is coffee and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3476) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
@ Deschutes 16-3-10: trevlig rostat smak med en hel del kaffe, arrak och vanilj. Torr eftersmak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7168) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
On tap at the Brewpub in Portland. Black with a small tan head. Rather creamy with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Also some hints of dark fruit and caramel. A pleasant one.


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