Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 1317   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.

ARH's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (1093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 On nitro, poured into a shaker. Being on nitro, the aroma was mostly muted, but what did come through was a tobacco hint, an espresso note, and a slight grass aroma. Of course, aided by the nitro, this pours a beautiful black body with a very soft velvet, marshmallow head - tan in color - which sticks around forever and leaves a heavy spray of lace all over the empty glass. The taste is a nice blend of medium light sweet and medium light bitter with flavors of espresso, grass, some ash-like quality, toasted grain, nuts, and chocolate milk. It’s a pretty slcik texture with a medium full body and an unnoticed / impossibly smooth carbonation. As it mellows out, some caramel starts to show up, along with a note of pine, at the finish, but it’s mostly espresso.which sticks around in the aftertaste with notes of cherry and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ozzy70 (453) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3332) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3444) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
@ Deschutes 16-3-10: trevlig rostat smak med en hel del kaffe, arrak och vanilj. Torr eftersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6896) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
donandres (257) - , Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2016
From 12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass, drank before 08/21/2016 Appearance: Pours black- even the edge of the wine glass is black no to minimal head some lacing Smell: Hint of toasted grain Taste: Toasted grains, bitter, but well balance with nice follow through Feel: creamy, very good Overall: Excellent beer, something to drink again Drank: March 10, 2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (1415) - ISRAEL - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle. Deep brown black almost opaque with a nice creamy tan head. Coffee, roasted beans, espresso, cocoa, dark chocolate aroma. Moderately sweet with flavors of coffee, caramel, chocolate licorice, burnt malt, bitter finish. Medium bodied, smooth with moderate carbonation. Great Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theswiftsa (55) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2016
Pours deep black with a tan head. Nose is dark toffee and molasses. Taste is creamy dark chocolate, coffee with a hint of caramel. Creamy mouth feel with moderate carbonation. Top stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bookseeb (134) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Appearance of almost black with a creamy tan head leaving nice lace. Smell of rich chocolaty coffee notes and sweet dark malts. Taste has the same notes as the aroma with a nice hop balance to round off the flavor. Mouthfeel is viscous with good carbonation. overall a very nice bold stout that would go very well with some rich chocolaty desserts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Khaymanbb (7) - Topeka, Kansas, USA - FEB 7, 2016 does not count
Milky, chocolatey, just a hint of Kona coffee. Almost black as midnight with a supreme creamy texture. Has a slightly bitter aftertaste that lasts until the next quaff. Almost a smidgen of brown sugar sweetness as well. Very delicious. My local distributor said he can get me a 1/6 brl of this, and I think I may just do that. Very good out of a bottle, cannot imagine how good this would be from a nitro tap.

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