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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3399) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Acquired via trade with cbkschubert. Thanks! A very nice stout. Aroma was huge coffee and chocolate with a grainy note. Pour was near black with a one finger tan head. Taste was great. Roasted malt, coffee and a bitter mouth drying aftertaste. Excellent carbonation carried the flavors nicely. As it warms, this tastes almost like cold carbonated coffee. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Bottled. Slight coffee aroma, pours jet black, with a persistant light brown head. Tastes of strong coffee and dark chocolate, with some bitterness. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Goes down pretty smooth. What a great name for a stout. Gives me that warm fuzzy feeling.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with thick light brown head. Nice hop aroma. Nice coffee, barley, chocolate flavor. Not oppressive body. A very solid stout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2008
12 oz bottle from a trade with SuzyGreenberg. pours black with a nice tan hea that lasts and lasts. leaves nice lacings on the glass. aromas are roasted malts with roasted barley, coffee and chocolate coming through. sweet flavour profile with a slightly bitter finnish. borders on being a foreign stout with all the sweetness but a very good stout none the less. id gladly have it at anytime and id trade for it again.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 8, 2008
12 oz bottle. Finally rating this beer. This is a regular vistor to my house. Pours black with a thin creamy head. After the first sip you can taste the roasty malt, chocolate and espresso. Full bodied and the mouthfeel is sticky. The lack of aroma is the only reason this did not recieve a rating of 4+.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Robyn04 (1) - USA - MAR 8, 2008 does not count
very very good! I tried it bottled and on nitro. 10 times better on nitro. highly recommend. Of course anything Deschutes makes is always worth trying

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Solid black with a wisp of a tan head. Milky burnt fruity hoppy aroma with leather and cocoa. Big hoppy roast flavor with caramel and lingering sweetness. Long oily finish with relatively low bitterness. Awesome stout.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4805) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 12oz bottle kate brought back from olympia, wa. black pour with nose of smoke, coffee and chocolate. toasted malt, caramel, and alcohol on the taste. finishes crisp and a little astringent (but not in a bad way). kate: 8.5

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Excellent EXCELLENT stout! Full flavored - the hops are there just not as prominent as the rich, chocolate malt. Pours black, not brown - and you cant shine a light through this stuff. Flavor is light and heavy at the same time. Notes of plum, chocolate, wood and smoke.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2008
This was a very goOd stout and was thick but not to sweet at all ,black with a nice tan head and a nice roasted malty flavor with hints of chocolate,overall a nice stout CHEERS!


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