Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery
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4.72/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 12 oz brown with a simple yet inviting label, purchase before date clearly marked.
Appearance: Black as night with a huge frothy rocky tan head that sticks all over.
Smell: A good whiff of roasted barley with some sweetness and hints of alcohol.
Taste: Very smooth and creamy with a malt sweetness up-front that is cut quickly by the bittering acidic burnt twang of the roasted barley which lingers for a while. Some ripe fruit and over caramelized sugar flavour make their way to the taste buds. The hop bitterness is at par with the roasted barley. Espresso/French Roast coffee flavours appear midway and fade a little with the other roasted flavours.
Notes: This a big stout ... coming a little close to knocking on the Imperial Stout's door yet still a pleasing stout to the less traveled stout drinker. Perhaps one one of the best stouts brewed in the US. The work of a schooled brewer. Alc. by Vol. 6.75%.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2002 14:37:44 | More by Jason
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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,238 ratings.