Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery
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4.18/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
Poured out of a bottle into my Spaten mug:
A wonderfully dark porter with very little head; just a bit of brown filming. It does leave a bit of lacing as I work my way through it. I get a strong aroma of caramel and coffee and some toffee and chocolate hints on the nose, it smells nice and dry, almost tart on the nose. A delicious aroma.
Wonderfully dry taste, but more bitter and hopped than a dry Irish stout would be. The caramel which was so strong on the nose comes through on the back end of the palate, after the coffee is done. I get some salted chocolate, and maybe even licorice, on the edges... a very complex, rich flavor. It's also very tart and bitter.
For such a bold, dry taste and nose, the mouthfeel is very light. It manages to go down smooth with a smack of tart bitterness at the end. The alcohol is completely hidden in the flavor, but given the huge flavoring I'd consider this of only average drinkability -- for a stout.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2010 03:25:27 | More by ocmpoma
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