Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery
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4.23/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle
Best by 05-12-2014
A> Obsidian's color is more or less what the name implies, a truly black brew that lets no light through. Poured into a snifter, a nice, thick 1 finger head appears and has some nice retention and lacing.
S> I get scents of chocolate/mocha, dark fruits, and a milky sweetness. This one has a really good bouquet. Nothing profound but really delicious smelling!
T> Flavor is quite different than the smell. This one is hop forward, with the malt's sweet mocha/dark fruit flavor creeping in and taking over the finish. Weird ... but nice.
M> Feels like a stout should, although on the thin side of what I would consider acceptable for the style. The carbonation level is spot on.
O> I'm rarely disappointed with beer from Deschutes and this beer is no exception. It is a good stout; very drinkable but also complex. Definitely one of the more hoppy stouts I have tried!
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2013 01:36:23 | More by alexrichman
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