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style
Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1360   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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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SNAKEFOOD89 (4) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
"American Guinness, gonna mess your mind American Guinness, she gonna mess your mind American Guinness, gonna mess your mind American Guinness, gonna mess your mind Say A, say M, say E Say R, say I, C Say A, N" -Me, after a 6er of Obsidian. Seriously though, I would be willing to argue that this tastes as good as fresh Guinness off the cask.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (980) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arn8897 (356) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoutBeerReviews (76) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (667) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (619) - 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

3.3
   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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HopsMuse12 (9) - homosassa, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2016 does not count
Bottles bought in Napa, CA. not creamy or heavy. Nice light coffee flavor. Not a lot of depth but good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehaak26 (251) - - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn into a snifter. Pours black. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate and espresso.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ronritter (204) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2016
12oz bottle pours black with tan head almost a rootbeer aroma with coffee flavor smooth drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (393) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2016
pours black with a medium dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Rich malty taste with some black coffee bitter notes. Thick creamy mouth feel. Some mild bitter linger. Not overly heavy, very drinkable. An enjoyable stout.


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