Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 1362   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 On nitro, poured into a shaker. Being on nitro, the aroma was mostly muted, but what did come through was a tobacco hint, an espresso note, and a slight grass aroma. Of course, aided by the nitro, this pours a beautiful black body with a very soft velvet, marshmallow head - tan in color - which sticks around forever and leaves a heavy spray of lace all over the empty glass. The taste is a nice blend of medium light sweet and medium light bitter with flavors of espresso, grass, some ash-like quality, toasted grain, nuts, and chocolate milk. Its a pretty slcik texture with a medium full body and an unnoticed / impossibly smooth carbonation. As it mellows out, some caramel starts to show up, along with a note of pine, at the finish, but its mostly espresso.which sticks around in the aftertaste with notes of cherry and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2530) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2017
$2.10 bottle, Wine Warehouse. Pours somewhat thick and black, small tan head. Aroma is coffee, floral hops, citrus, and chocolate. Flavor is chocolate, roasted coffee, light floral notes, light ash. Not a huge, strong, in your face flavor, but quite solid and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4401) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2017
Pours thick and black, with a tan crema and light aromas of cocoa, custard and a hint of tart plum. Initially creamy with roasted malt and lightly chocolate notes, thinning on the palate as red fruit and drier cocoa come through, along with a little ash and roast coffee. Good yet somehow unusual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (981) - Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2017
This is a fine, classic take on the American style stout. It pours dark brown to black with copper highlights and little foam. The aroma is coffee and a bit of citrus and charcoal. The flavor is all about the roasted malt. Not a bit sweet, not off balance, just a dark, rich, roasted malt character that is delicious to the last drop. A fine stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arn8897 (357) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Pours black with small brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate and malt. Has a bitter hoppy finish. Thin mouth feel. Slight smokiness at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoutBeerReviews (81) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Just a bit too thin for my taste. good balance between sweet and bitterness, overall very tasty. just not quite there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (669) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Nice aroma of bitter chocolate, some charcoal, and a hint of vanilla. Ebony color with a huge tan head that you can float a bottle cap on. Sweet roasted malt up front. Bitter chocolate, coffee, and cacao, all swirling on the tongue. Bitterness is dark chocolate like and slightly dry. Finish had more sweet than bitter but balances somewhat at the end. Light to medium mouthfeel. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (622) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with dark tan head. Nose of bread crust, chocolate, and coffee. Chocolate upfront with bready malt notes and some coffee following. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zubblwump (76) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Dark dark pour with solid tan head. Nice strong aroma of coffee and chocolate. A little thin in the mouth for a stout. Nothing bad to say about the taste, but for some reason it just doesnt stand out. Too bad, I was hoping to like thins one better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HopsMuse12 (10) - homosassa, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Bottles bought in Napa, CA. not creamy or heavy. Nice light coffee flavor. Not a lot of depth but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehaak26 (255) - - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn into a snifter. Pours black. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate and espresso.

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