Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 1381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (434) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2016
pours black with a medium dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Rich malty taste with some black coffee bitter notes. Thick creamy mouth feel. Some mild bitter linger. Not overly heavy, very drinkable. An enjoyable stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidezdonz (465) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - DEC 8, 2016
A 355ml bottle with a best before date of 30th January 2017, poured into a Spiegelau Stout glass. It poured black in colour with a big frothy three fingered mocha brown head with pretty good retention and great lacing. Aromas are light roasty, milk chocolate, coffee and a hint of raspberries. Tastes sweet-ish milk chocolate, a touch of dark fruit with a bitter roast coffee bean and espresso finish. Creamy, medium to light bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, an easy to drink Stout with nice chocolate and coffee notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4582) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2016
Bottled. Pours black with an average tan head. Aroma of roasted, coffee, chocolate and dark fruits notes. Sweet flavor that ends up being more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Stout. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StevieT (1953) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2016
On nitro at Deschutes Public House. This could be the best stout Ive ever tasted, smoother than a milkshake, amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fitztout (1) - Billerica, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2016 does not count
Its my favorite, and while there may very well be a better one out there somewhere, I havent found one I like more, so I gave it my top rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6957) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Backlog, Bottle in 2010 or 2011 with Joe. Pours ultra viscous black with smaller head. Smell and taste of dark chocolate, burnt coffee, toast, barley and roasted malts were the main tasting notes we got out of it. Nice but possible too much char?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adwoan99 (305) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Stark contrast to Black Butte, nose on this is chocolate right up front. N2 tap pours nice and smooth. Flavor is mostly roasted malt, with a nice breadiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrianehendee (56) - - OCT 20, 2016
Had on tap at brew pub in Bend. Completely black, no light getting through. Noticeable brown top. Strong chocolate smell. Super thin. Could drink in winter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theprof (880) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle. Aroma roasted malts with coffee grounds finish. Pours black with tan creamy head (thickness depends on how steady your hand is). The flavours may be robustly malty with a sweetness that may edge it to the stout/porter border. But it draws appeal from both. Splendid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crispaire (210) - - SEP 11, 2016
Pours as black as obsidian with an appealing crema head. Aromas of espresso and deep roasty malts. The flavors of a French Pressed coffee permeate the tastebuds. The boozy heat lingers on the finish. This is a beer thats meant to be sipped and enjoyed.

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