tntracey (133) - Hood River, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2017
12 oz bottle poured into frosted pint glass. One my absolute favorite "mass produced" craft beers. Predictable, well balanced and good to the last drop stouts. Kinda early in the season to begin drinking dark and heavy beers, but I could not resist! BlazerT (1379) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 7, 2017
Nice, smooth, velvety, creamy, light to moderately coffee and dusty. Medium body, oily texture, light heavy bitterness. In overall nice, decent and drinkable. KevinReddirt (280) - Midland, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Always pleased to get to try a Deschutes beer for the first time. That is the case here, a single 355 ml bottle picked up in North Dallas and carried home. Poured into my Buffalo Bayou tulip glass it delivers a tuxedo black liquid and a dark tan head that promptly subsides. Taking a smell, dark raisin, baker's chocolate, malt and rock candy. A sip now, dark roast coffee, licorice, malty and hoppy both, a very small touch of sweetness. Finishes with a strong, decent bitterness. I would like to have again if it ever shows up. Klimaet (3229) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2017
Tap @ Deschutes, Bend as Nitro. Pours black with a medium creamy dark brown head. Aromas of roasty ashy malts, chocolate, bread. Taste is roasty, bitter, coffee, ashy notes, bready malts.
sulawang (1226) - - AUG 13, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 1 year). Pours ultra dark brown without a head but temporary surfacing bubbles, thin ringed retention, barely visible singular micro streams.
HighlanderOne (1410) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Nose: toffee malt, sweet cocoa, chocolate truffle. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: off-dry crisp, roasty malt impression
Mid-palate: background controlled acidity, (lvl-3-sweetness), coffee fruity overtones, medium dry roasted barley malt
Finish: long-lingering medium bitter dry woody roast, roasted exhale
Summary: Lots of lengthy roasted malts with a just enough sweetness and acidity to balance it out. Medium bodied, low creaminess. Smooth drinkability.
Poured from bottle / can
AROMA - malt and cocoa
APPEARANCE - stout black, lacing.
FLAVOR - roasted malt, dry cocoa, licorice, hint of coffee.
PALATE - smooth, full, slightly sweet
OVERALL - I would buy again
hman43 (2007) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2017
It pours black with a tan head. It has moderate coffee aroma. Also hints of chocolate and dark roasted coffee flavors. Spicy elements and slightly burnt notes. charlotte (5527) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2017
Bottle.Black colour with small head. Aroma og expresso and roasted malt,nice nots of Cold coffee and malt good full body and malty mouthfeels well balanced and nice by style beer overall. HourGlass13 (1148) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Sans aucun doute l’un des meilleurs succès. Les plus magnifiquement dans le verre sont brun foncé profond, avec une tête nitro en cascade. Saveur de chocolat noir avec malt sombre. Le goût est soyeux lisse et crémeux. Doux, mais pas trop. Presque parfait. Magnifique bière. Sur le robinet à Blue Rock Pizza High Point, NC. freekyp (2525) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2017
FreekyP is drinking an Obsidian Stout on nitro at Blue Rock, High Point NC. He thinks it is the best stout he has had in quite some time. The nitro pour brings out all best qualities of this beer. FreekyP thinks it may be the creamiest beer he has had in recollectable history. Unfortunately, recollectable history does not go that far back for FreekyP due to excessive consumption of malted beverages. This one strikes a perfect balance between roast and chocolate with espresso bitterness rising in the finish. FreekyP is impressed with the huge dollops of tan lace that are stuck to the sides of the glass as he consquarbles this beer. He thinks of heavenly thoughts, like midgets covered in chocolate syrup squirming in a trough of cotton balls. FreekyP has an extensive roster of issues which will not be discussed in this public forum, but he has an expert beer palate, and vehemently insists that this beer is "the shit". And so it is.