Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 1139   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.

AWISLguy's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1160) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2012
On tap at Collins Pub on nitro. Pours coal black with super smooth even head. Aroma has coffee and caramel with some earthiness. Taste follows, perhaps charcoal in it? More bitter than sweet. Nitro smooth. Finishes bitter and somewhat rough in flavor despite the nitro smoothing out the edges. Nice on election night!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3002) - 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 (1372) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (310) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with a nice mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, some roasty malt and a touch of dark fruit. Flavour is espresso and dark chocolate with some more roasty malt, bitter at first but sweetening as it warms. Fairly full-bodied for a stout. One of the best regular stouts, in my opinion - very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
khays (48) - - JUL 4, 2014
Smells of chocolate, roasted malt. Pours black with a tan head. Tastes bold, slightly bitter, not sweet, roasted malt. Heavy body, moderate carbonation dry finish. A good solid stout, however a little more one dimensional than I would have thought, but is nails the profile on that dimension. Being a higher than normal ABV, I would expect a few more bright notes, but the malt is the most prevalent feature about the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2337) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours black in color with a tan head. Bitter chocolate, espresso and more roasted notes in aroma. Nice. Dark chocolate, coffee and light spicy sweetness in taste. Quite smooth as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3582) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2014
355ml bottle. Jet black colour with average, creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Roasty, dark malty aroma, slightly salty, herbal, tart-ish. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty, notes of espresso, high-percentage dark chocolate, very subtle dark malty sweetness, herbal and minimally bitter hoppy overtones, a salty touch. Bone dry, clean, intense dark chocolately.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1569) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at Tim’s place. Thx for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: black beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: caramel, sweet, liquorice. TASTE: chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla, long lasting taste, though little watery, nice though!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (3414) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 24, 2014
Black bodied and small stable head. Nutty, roasted and dark chocolate malts. Very nice hop backup to really bring out the full malt character, funnily. Very clean yeast, very appealing. Really stunning beer without being over the top ever. Perfection. (Bottle from Saveur Bière),

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1544) - FINLAND - JUN 23, 2014
A colablack beer with a dense and light brown head. The nose has roastiness, black coffee, nice chocolate, some sourness of milk. Taste is roasted, coffee, some chalk and liquirice. Succesfully sweetness thus the taste is not totally dry. Medium bodied, quite smooth to drink. Succesfully stout with strong flavours. Good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (176) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2014
355ml bottle from Saveur Biere

Deep black colour with a large brown/beige head. Very nice aroma of roasted coffee. Good flavour of chocolate, coffee and some toastiness. Good basic stout.

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