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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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after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2007
12-oz. Wow, didn’t realize until last night that I hadn’t rated this, and I had also forgotten just how good this one really is. Black with a thick, rocky burnt tan head of great depth and swiss-cheese-hole-having-ness. Settles quickly to awesome webby lace and a nice splatch of film across the top. Big peppery, herb-like hop nose. Delicious. No other beer smells quite like this. Thinking this must be a very fresh bottle. Medium, tingly-carbed body. Roasty, charry, peppery, spicy mid-palate. Dang, this is really, really good. Lingering pepper and pine finish.

4.1
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours a thick, pitch black body with a medium-sized creamy tan-brown head. The aroma consists of quality bittersweet chocolate, some tobacco, toffee, and cookie dough. This stuff is insanely silky and quite flavourful. Flavour has bitter roast, cocoa, and a fair amount of hop chewiness. Finishes with some light ashy oat and resin notes.
The parents picked this up sometime in the summer of 2007.

3.5
DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2007
a fine looking stout that poured black with a small head.Roasted notes on the nose.The mouthfeel was creamy.Flavors of roasted coffee with a slight bitterness.

3.2
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
bottle. I tried this beer in the middle of summer on a hot San Diego day so, my rating might be a bit skewed. Black in color like motor oil. A thin tan head with nice lacing was left on the glass. Nose off freash coffee, cocoa, molasses, and dark fruits. Thick and chewy. I’ll have to give this beer another go around one day soon.

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Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2007
One of the first Oregon beers I had the honor of tasting. Poured a deep yet clean black-brown body with a medium tan-grey head. Notes of coffee and chewy roasty malts. Warm molasses finish with caramel and dry coffee flavor. A Pacific Northwest classic!

3.5
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2007
12oz bottle: pitch black with a brown head, aroma of rosted malt flavor of mostly roasted malt. the flavor lacks a little for a stout and not a whole lot depth for taste, goes down smooth and easy to drink

3.7
sudsmeister (78) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Pours a nice dark with quickly diminishing head. Reminds me immediately of Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout, only a little more watery. Coffee and chocolate are there. A pretty good brew.

3.5
fiulijn (20515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Black color; thin creamy head. Coffeish aroma. Silky mouthfeel, good body, good flavors (caramel, roasted malt, chocolate malt, sweet liquorice); quite sweet. Good.

3.7
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Bottles from Dirty_Martini and BlackForestCO. Black body with a medium-sized, tan head that fades to a cover. The aroma is lightly sweet with a good dose of molasses and cola, some chocolate and roast in there as well. The flavor is just lightly sweet with dark chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee and a touch of dark fruits. Medium body is moderately carbonated and is a bit thin, especially in the finish. Finish is dry with a lingering presence of baker’s chocolate. Nice.

3.2
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Pours very dark black. Med. thin head with dark mocha foam. Slight Dark Malt aroma. Smokey taste, hops in the back. Tongue tingler!


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