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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery
Style: Stout
Bend, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1373   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2012
looks like anchor porter. please refer to that rating to see what i had to say about. moderate chocolate, not much coffee. decent malt backbone, roasted malt etc. fairly light mouthfeel, closer to what i expect from a porter. i could drink a bunch of these pretty easily.


4.4
AndyW68 (1632) - 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 (646) - - 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.

3.7
Cakes (493) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2017
Twelve ounce bottle. Black chocolate color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, chocolate, hops, vanilla, nuts and a bit coffee. Very nice.

3.9
MrTipple (6570) - 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 (1905) - 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 (92) - 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.

3.6
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

3.7
yoxik75 (287) - Wroclaw, POLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Piana drobna, obfita, trwała, zdobi szkło, ideał. Kolor Czarny. Aromat nuty palone, estrowe, lekko kawa, przyjemny. Smak, wysoka palonsc lekko kwaskowa, kawa, gorzka czekolada, są owocowe estry, lukrecja, zauważalne chmielenie, średnia goryczka. Piwo gładkie z średnim ciałem, delikatną słodyczą, Bardzo Dobre.

3.7
tntracey (110) - Hood River, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2017
12 oz bottle poured into frosted pint glass. One my absolute favorite "mass produced" craft beers. Predictable, well balanced and good to the last drop stouts. Kinda early in the season to begin drinking dark and heavy beers, but I could not resist!


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