Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by 1000lbgrizzly:
3.79/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Totally black body, creamy tan head whose lacing coats the glass. Head is so thick the individual bubbles aren't even apparent- looks like a tan blanket. The line between body and head is stark, clear, and beautiful. In 92 reviews, this is my first 'perfect' rating ever. No carbonation visible through its opaqueness.
S: Faint, but some cream, milk chocolate, and dark malts come through. Clean, almost floral.
T: Also disappointingly faint. Chocolate, smoke, cream, dark malt, all balanced but on a low level. Something a little off-putting is in there too. Still, it has a fairly long finish. Overall sweet.
M: Rich, full bodied, creamy. Enjoyable to me, but on the verge of being flat.
O: Strong in everything but aroma and taste. Even besides the meek nature of those components, the flavors just didn't stand out to me. A picture of it could be considered fine art, but beyond that, I have a few other favorite milk stouts to which I'll be returning instead.
Serving type: nitro-tap
01-27-2014 22:44:06 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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4.23/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Very dark with a two finger, cinnamon-y head.
Smell: A nice blend of dark chocolate and coffee/espresso, along with lots of dark, roasted malt. To me, a little more coffee/espresso than anything. I also picked up on a little caramel.
Taste: Malt! Coffee with some dark chocolate on the back end. The dark chocolate lingers for quite some time. Delicious!
Mouthfeel: Very smooth, very drinkable. Medium body.
Overall: This is a wonderful stout with an abundance of flavor. It is very malty, and the dark chocolate and coffee compliment it well. I'll definitely be picking up some more of these in the future. Wonderful stout.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 06:20:52 | More by REGreenBTRB
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,574 ratings.