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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doctormirk (100) - USA - MAR 15, 2007
My bottle seems to have passed the "Fresh by" date, can’t wait to try a fresh one. Very roasted, sweet chocolate. Mellow, calm and fulfilling. Not overly dimensional, bold and delivering. Creamy, slightly acidic in the finish. Somewhat earthy. Hint of alcohol.


4.4
oberschlesier (238) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - FEB 18, 2018
Aroma: sweet chocolate, roasted grain or maybe even sunflower. Taste: sweet chocolate, white coffee, cocoa. Head is nice, carbonation is at medium level.

3.9
tytanium (2) - - FEB 18, 2018 does not count
Dark stout with deep deep red hue and little to no nose. Strong sorghum less the expected sweetness combined with a dry and slightly bitter walnut. Finishes dry and clean. Lovely paired with double dipped chocolate covered peanuts from the Confectionary in Sycamore IL ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
deanso (10355) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - FEB 16, 2018
33cl bottle at Glass house, Chiang Mai. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocolate. Very good.

4.2
Slick75 (30) - - JAN 21, 2018
Very good stout. It is smooth and slightly chocolate,not that it was added, but the undertone. It seems like there’s a lot of mediocre stouts but this is not one of them. It’s higher quality. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
oobawa (1926) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Deep, rich, delicious stout, full of dark, dark chocolate, roasted malts, anise, and veins of black cherry and currant. Milk chocolate floats around the periphery, but the hops cut the sweetness with an abrupt bitter finish, followed by a dry, cocoa-dusted gade. Pours brown-black with a brief tan head and modest lacing. Mocha and roasted malt on the nose. Medium-bodied for a stout, but creamy and way too easy to drink. Great beer.

4.1
drjoeng (1481) - SINGAPORE - JAN 11, 2018
6.4% ABV. Stout. Poured out black. 40ºSRM. Nose is sweet, smoke and milky. Coffee, dark fruit preserves, plum preserves. Mouthfeel is light, watered honey. Palate has sweet roasted barley, ripe stone fruit, plum pudding. Nice clean bitter suggesting coffee, charcoal and burnt twigs. No fruitiness. Limited ume palate. Hops are woody and noble. Finish is lightly sweet and clean charcoal. Overall, a really tasty, flavorful stout exemplar. A little sweeter than I’d expect for a stout which makes me think that this is more like a milk stout with lactose added. Goes on Favorites List!

4.2
megawill (17) - Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2017
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Aroma: Malty. Toasted barley. Faint smell of roasted coffee. Appearance: deep black coal. Tan, foamy head that lingers. Taste: dark coffee, coffee maltiness, touch of smoke, a few bitter notes but well balanced with the malt considering that this is 55 IBU, I expected (but didn't necessarily want) more bitter notes. Palate: good mouth-feel, carbonation lingers a bit on the tongue. Overall: This is a very nice coffee stout. Recommended.

3.2
the_beergery (215) - - DEC 27, 2017
12 fl oz bottle. Pours a dark opaque black with a moderate head of tan coloured froth which persists as a thinner ring later. Aroma is subdued, but comes across strongly of dark chocolates and cocoa, over roasted malts. Maybe a hint of coffee in those aromas too? Taste is dry, moderate bitter of chocolates and cocoa and roasted malts as well. Medium bodied with a slightly buzzy mouthfeel from the carbonation.

4.4
AndyW68 (1649) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 5, 2017
Nice. Black pour with beige head. Aroma is chocolate molasses and vanilla. Taste follows nose with a nice bitterness.

4.1
balloonbuffoon (807) - - DEC 5, 2017
12floz bottle, BBD: 05.12.2018, $1.75 unit cost, nonic glass. A soft, level, tan head sits atop a near black body as roasted grains and molasses aromas escape. Balance is chief trait. It's like a toasted graham cracker. Perceived bitterness is nowhere near what the 55 IBU would suggest. A great all around stout.


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