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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%
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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mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Bottle thanks to BuckeyeBoy. Tastes like a big roasty chocolate covered cherry. Chocolate and cherry are really what this is all about. A bit sweet up front, but well balanced. Not really bitter or hoppy at all. Slight hints of licorice and molasses. Wonderfully smooth and slick palate. Kinda a poor man’s Kalamazoo Stout, which is FAR from an insult. Very well done beer.

3.4
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Bottles from many over time. Black, with no head, oily. Plenty of chocolate up front fades to coffee. Flavor much the same. Coffee takes over through the middle and dominates from there out. Body thins out at times. Just not my thing.

3.7
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Chocolatey and smooth. It’s like a Black Butte but with a bit more alcohol to it, and chewy feel in the mouth. A very nice stout.

3.8
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Pours an opaque black with a giant chocolate milk head that stays awhile and laces all over. This looks like a big bad stout. Smells of roated barley, caramel, expresso, fruits and some chocolate notes. Tastes silky smooth starting out with some sweet malt with a bitter bite and finishes with cocoa, roasted coffee, nuts and some hops. Feels creamy and smooth in the mouth with little carbonation feel. Alcohol is not detected at all in this. This is an awesome stout that is perfect for sessioning and a must try Oregon delight.

4
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
Black as night with burnt brown head. Flavour raisiny yet dry. Supersmooth.

3.5
LiquidLotus (12) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Light head, brownish. Nice roasted, smokey aroma and flavor. Good Stout, although a bit thin for my liking.

3.3
CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at Taphouse in Seattle. A rather expensive sampler at $9.95 for four 4-ounce samples. Great whipped brown head with an opaque body. Nose of creamy coffee. Flavour is fruity and bound with coffee. Strange.

3.8
Dorwart (2589) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Decent sized brown head of dense and creamy bubbles. Light coffee, roasted grains, decaying grass and some lactose notes. Color is a essentially black. Sweet and roasty flavor. Medium bodied with more milky notes, dark chocolate and a little bit of herbal hops presence. Dry and pasty mouthfeel. Finishes roasty with a lingering bitterness. A decent stout.

3.7
CasperQuaffer (142) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Aroma rich, almost smoky. Color is about as black as it gets. Head is brown but weak. Flavor is strong, deep, rich malt and moderate bitter. Creamy palate with a sparkle of citrus aftertaste. Well worth many repeats.

3.8
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Nitro pour in San Francisco - Black color with a medium but persistent head. Aroma is a nice chocolate/roasty mix that gives the impression of dry and sweet together. Flavor is very roasty, dry/sweet, chocolatey - lots of good stuff going on here, but the nitro detracted from the flavor in my opinion. solid stout that I will have to re-rate with a bottle.


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