Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 1146   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.

CopterScott's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CopterScott (126) - Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roast and coffee. Flavor is coffee, roast, nutty, and chocolate. medium carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (908) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2014
12 oz. bottle pours an opaque dark brown/black with full mocha head and good lacing. Aroma has chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Taste is sweet with a hint of smokiness and some bitterness in the finish. Body is only medium, with light carbonation. A well-crafted if somewhat thin stout I’ve tried on a couple of occasions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TourDeBeer (116) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
bottled march 2014. choc, coffee, roasty, aroma’s check. colour of a black hole, light bronze head. lasting long but thin. sweetness high, low bitters. low hits of salt. low carbonation, oily thin texture. Maybe the beer is too young and needs to devlope more. I’m willing to buy another and give it a second go in a year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (352) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pure black, thick mocha head and strong lacing. Dark chocolate, espresso and roasted malt aromas. Similar flavours of dark chocolate, espresso and roasted malt, made more complex with just a lick of smoke and and underlying savouriness. Spicy hops and a long, bitter finish, coupled with a smooth, perfectly carbonated mouthfeel make this a highly drinkable, fantastic stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (6900) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee, bittere Schokolade. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, Kaffee, bittere Schokolade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (269) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Pours very dark brown with large brown head out if bottle. Aroma of cocoa beans, vanilla, and bread. Flavor of light cocoa with vanilla finish. Excellent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (605) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: opaque black beer with small carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: oat domination with black bread, coffee and caramel notes. Taste: nice balance of malt with bread notes and oat. Aftertaste: smoothy sensation, creamy coffee taste, caramel ! Nice finish. Impressive sensation on mouth! Good work!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
23/VI/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: I/13/14 (2014-661) Thanks to PriorL for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, irregular beige head, bit stable, non adhesive. Aroma: roasted, mocha, caramel, some coffee, chocolate, chlorine. MF: ok carbon, medium body, creamy texture. Taste: caramel, mocha, some coffee, little bitter, bit sourish. Aftertaste: dark chocolate, mocha, bit of caramel, bitter hops, roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badpuppy69 (208) - orange, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a dark Red amber with minimal Head. Aroma. Is mild chocolate Taste is dark chocolate. Upfront with. Some dark cherries. And mild coffee. Nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3077) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2014
355ml bottle. Near black colored beer, dark brown head. Roasted malts, espresso and licorice in aroma. Flavor has dark chocolate, roasted malt, licorice. Dry finish. Long finish. Decent above average stout, tasty.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1413) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2014
On nitro at Stouts. Dark black pour with a thick and creamy tan head. Malty chocolate goodness in the nose. Starts a touch sweet, then coffee, bitter chocolate and just a touch of hop bitterness in the finish. Excellent.

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