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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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.

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3.4
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Dark brown in color with medium-sized bubbles that dissipated quickly. The nose was sweet with scents of coffee, chocolate and oats. The palate comes off soft and has a dry bitterness to it. Fairly simple in the mouth.

2.9
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2008
This was just a tad too dry for a dry stout. Extremely roasty, like coffee burned to the bottom of the pot, a light bit of chocolate and cocoa, burnt maltballs. Not my favorite stout.

3.9
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2008
12oz bottle pours deep darkness with mocha head and spotty lacing. The aroma is roasty, chocolate covered malt balls and some licorice. The taste kicks off with a mouth full of highly roasted malts, burnt malts and coffee beans. Chocolate notes surface midway and ride with the roasted malts into the finish. Very nice stout.

3.2
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 19, 2008
Bottle. Huge tan head, dense and lasting with some lace, black body, roasty nose with espresso notes and perhaps some dark chocolate and maybe some floral hop notes. Pretty dry, typical roasted malt flavors, sort of like drinking powdered baker’s chocolate with some ground espresso mixed in. Could use more crystal malt. Finish sort of disappears.

3.8
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2008
Black pour, medium beige head. Aroma is roasty and coffee smells nice. Flavor is roasty, chocolate, a touch of coffee. Dry aftertaste with a touch of citrus hops. Medium bodied, smooth finish and just a great example of what a stout should be.

3.6
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 1, 2008
12 oz bottle from unclejedi - thanks! Best by 06/27/07. OK, so I’m a tad late. Anyway, black with a brown head. Excellent brown lace. Rather roasty, nutty nose, chocolate and a bit of floral character. Flavors are very much chocolate and coffee, a bit more floral hop than the nose foretold. Body is on the full side of medium, pretty smooth. Finish starts oddly sweet, then moves to a herbal bitterness, a bit of burnt coffee. Nice stuff.

3.6
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured an opaque black color. Head was thick, brown, and reduced over a minute or two to a lasting film. Aroma was of malted milk balls with a hint of caramel. Slightly sweet with a bit of roasty bitterness at the end. Tasted of milk chocolate, caramel, and subdued cashew. Pretty solid.

3.7
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Thick pour with long lasting white head. Milky lactic acid aroma with some bourbon whiskey and malt. Flavor is nothing but roasted, almost burnt malt. Completely dry and bitter. Good stout.

3.5
LinusStick (3459) - 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
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.


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