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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1370   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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3.9
MrTipple (6424) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2017
Intense dark chocolate, cacao, dark roast filter, dark, charred malts. Hazy, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium bitter. More dark chocolate, cacao, burnt malts, dried coffee beans, soft carbonation, full bodied. Beautiful, very punchy. Keg at GABF17, Denver.

3.6
javadrinker (3) - - OCT 28, 2017 does not count
Good taste, great color! First time trying it. Will buy it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Bill Becker (1770) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Jul 2006 Poured from 12oz bottle a pitch black with a large off white head of foam that dissipated slowly The smell has a lot sweet roastiness to it with notes of chocolate and coffee. The taste is also very roasty...nice balance between the sweetness from chocolate and coffee flavours and the hop bitterness. Makes for a very tasty yet smooth brew and there's no alcohol presence on the palate at all. Yum! Bottom line: One of my favourite American Stouts out there. I highly recommend it!

4.4
ricke49 (80) - La Pine, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2017
Has been the ‘standard’ for more than 20 years imho. Just bitter enough to let you know you’re not sipping a sweet malt bomb. Great on a Fall afternoon.

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bdleedahl (600) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 6, 2017
On nitro at the brewery. Nice feel, but he hops come through significantly more than the roasted malts, which to me is not overly desirable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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