Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 1334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
<b>Bottle 355ml.</b>
Clear medium to dark brown black color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, coffee, dusty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, coffee bitter dusty finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (060808)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39989) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
From tap at Sacramento Brewing. Pours black wit a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malt, vague acidic touch. Hardroasted malt flavoured, light acidity and subdued fruity touch. Roasted and slight acidic flavoured finish. Nice, but also quite simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2005
[At Stockholm Beer Festival 2005] A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of chocolate, while the flavor is weirdly sweet - slightly perfumated, but also with notes of peach and roasted malt. The roastiness gives it a dry end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2006
Bottle at Stockholm Beerfestival. Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma of coffee. Roasted flavour of coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours completely black and opaque with a dense, creamy, light brown head leaving laces. Very burned aroma. Medium body with a very smooth mouthfeel, distinct flavours of burned malt and a high degree of sweetness - this really comes close to a Sweet Stout. Burned, bitter finish. 290307

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (24924) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2005
Bottled. Pitch black opaque, brown mediumsized head. Strong roasted malt in aroma with hints of caramel and toffee. The same in flavour. Aftertaste sweet malty with weak soapy hints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23006) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2004
Bottled. Black with brownish head. Roasty aroma with licorice and grapefruit. Dryish with clean mouthfeel. Salty finish with long bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2008
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small longlasting tan head. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter coffee flavor with some hints of chocolate, also some hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty licorice finish with a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
11th May 2009
Opaque black stout with a brown edge. Thin soft palate. More porterish. Well toasted malt without getting bitter or dry. Minerally freshness abounds! Just a glimpse of hop bitterness in the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (20929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Nitro at the brewery tap in Portland. Black, medium brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate. A bit thin, but decent malts in a chocolate background.

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