Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery
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4.63/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Deep black, red glints on the pour. Creamy brownish head and excellent lacing.
A: Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, charcoal, caramel biscuit, herbal hop. Very clean, crisp and rich aroma.
T/M: Firm bitterness upfront, big coffee/charcoal and dark chocolate, wheat tartness. The middle reveals some herbal hop caramel biscuit adding some richness to the roasted flavors. The mouthfeel is full and the finish has some lingering sweetness, but it is heavily out-wayed by the drying roasted flavors.
Overall, what a stout. Extremely complex and balanced, bringing flavor from many places. The wheat malt was genius, I would have never thought to put that in a stout, but it works beautifully with the charcoal roasted notes. A real winner, I cannot think of a better year-round offering available in my state.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2012 06:28:51 | More by Siriusfisherman
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