Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 1268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.

tatinek's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tatinek (45) - South Dakota, USA - AUG 19, 2007
The best stout I have had to date. Very smooth body nice tan head that stays. Wonderfully rich and malty flavor with a faint coffee essence. My first Deschtes beer. For this beer alone I wish Deschutes was marketed in my state.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (1027) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Midnight blackness with two fingers of toffee on top. Nose is espresso. Bittersweet. Middle is dark patent and chocolate malt, coffee, and coco. Finish is bittersweet and full bodied. Tour de force brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle. A: Pitch black with a large mocha head. N: Roast, espresso, baker’s chocolate, some black cherry, black peppercorn, earth, some leather, some vanilla, more char. T: Bitter and sweet in rich proportions. M: Medium body, no alcohol presence, crisp carbonation. O: A stout that thinks it’s a double and acts like an imperial. Really get the sense of Abyss in this and it is really, really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (523) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Aroma is robust, chocolate, roasted malt, very nice. Appearance is black, light brown head, poured thin. Taste is robust roasted malt, chocolate, lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick, soft carbonation, oily, very nice. Overall, this is very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Draft: (nitro) Black with a creamy tan head. Coffee, roasty chocolate aroma. Slightly smoky....coffee, chocolate malt....mild ashy bitter flavour. Very good...rich....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (364) - Portland, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Roasted malt and chocolate dominate the nose. This thing is BA. Black as night pour with a khaki colored head. Taste is wonderful, coffee, chocolate, smoke and slight bitter hops. Palate is medium bodied and creamy. This is so good, glad I got a six pack, can’t wait to get another one. Must try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1782) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Leans sweet...with heavy coffee and chocolate flavor. Dark black color with thick creamy head

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (645) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Tap @ the chance... aroma is espresso, malts, and chocolate, taste is soy, espresso, coffee, and some hops. A real hop finish on this, very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (6054) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle shared at Leighton’s place. 25/08/2015. Bottle from GBBF. Aroma is toasted coconut, earthy ashy roast, charcoal, oyster. Pitch black coloured pour with a lasting frothy mid tan head. Flavour is composed of ashy charcoal. cocoa, toasted coocnut, dry roast coffee, ashy. Bitter roast in the finsh. Palate is medium full, moderate carbonation. Ok some earthy mushroom.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhp40219 (409) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Nitro tap at the Holy Grale. Pours black with a creamy beige head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma and taste of rich dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, espresso, black licorice, caramel and toffee. Full bodied, creamy and thick palate, moderate carbonation. An absolutely excellent stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (3839) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle share at Leighton’s, thanks to Fergus. Pitch black, big foamy brown head, light lacing. Aroma is ashy, tangy hoppy blackcurrant jam, coffee bean. Body is light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is strongly ashy, biscuity malts, bourbon biscuit, medium bitterness. Has a pleasant ashiness. My kind of stout.

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