Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 1214   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.

Troobie99's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
I can tell that Oregonians are out of step with the usual beer drinkers by seeing the average rating here--3.81. I think in Oregon it would be closer to 4.8. We love stouts, and this one is loved more than the rest. But to me it’s got too much dark malt and is cloying and syrupy. I’d take a Shakespeare instead, thank you.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erussell (4) - - FEB 23, 2015 does not count
Aroma and taste were too sour for my taste, though it may be what you'd expect for a beer called Obsidian. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
briandwagner (10) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Solid stout with a very full body and a subtle undertone of espresso and really dark chocolate. Very smooth and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABS (624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted to burnt malt nose. Coffee, dark, red fruit and alcohol. Medium body. A bit oily. Soft carbonation. Sweet. Bitter ending. Roasted malt, some milk, smoke, hint of chocolate and caramel flavour. A bit to roasted flavour without a body to back it up, but quite good nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nittanytide (244) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Poured black with a foamy, tan head. Aroma is cocoa. Taste is chocolate with a little bit of orange rind on the sides of the tongue. Great stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (995) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Roasted coffee malt aroma with vanilla bean and cocoa. Flavor is Roasted malt start with black coffee with cocoa and vanilla finishing with dark roasted coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (532) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
Deep brown to black color, light brown head. Coffee nose, milk chocolate, roasted malt, brown sugar. Licorice taste, roasted malt, sweet, coffee, dark chocolate, dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (500) - Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Dark brown stout with dark brown head. Roasty dark espresso stout aroma. Flavors of light molasses booze and some black coffee. Semi sweet finish. Very nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (5085) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2015
Typical black body with a fine thick beige head. Good lacing. Dark malt, espresso and some chocolate. Medium + body. Nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. Creamy texture. Lovely complex and tasty flavor. WoW! Dark malt, espresso, toffee, mild roasted and some chocolate. Oh yeah. Spot on!
[Bottle from a trade with RickFifty]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brandon1989 (388) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Pours a dark black with some ruby and a medium khaki head. The aroma is dark roasted malts, burnt caramel, sweet, and slight alcohol. The taste is very strong and full flavored. There is some bitterness and dark fruit, as well as, pine.

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