Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery
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4.73/5 rDev +12.6%
Bottle poured into a snifter, black as night and raises a persistent finger of khaki head
Smells of molasses, coffee, chocolate, smoke, and a bit of booze.
Really powerful stout considering it's not quite an RIS. Hints of dark fruit, cocoa, and finishes with an espresso note, lots of roasted malt.
Mouthfeel is perfect, beautiful body and carb is perfect. Really creamy.
I expected this to be good, and was surprised by its quality. It's a perfectly crafted stout, and I wish I could drink it regularly (no distro nearby). Cheers!
08-06-2014 03:14:36 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
4.7/5 rDev +11.9%
Appearance: Incredible. Black as night with a great head and dark colored foam.
Smell: Exceptional. Notes of caramel, malts, and hazelnut. Taste/mouthfeel: Exceptional as well. Roasted malts and espresso with a rich, smooth flavor overall. I prefer this beer chilled; as it warms, it tends to become more bitter. One of my favorite beers so far.
08-05-2014 22:52:04 | More by sheeley
3.81/5 rDev -9.3%
12oz bottle from the local liquor store. Poured into my beer glass at room temperature.
Appearance: pours a rich, dark, coffee brown with a 2-finger, mocha-colored head that lasted a long time. Left exquisite lacing around the glass.
Smell: toasted malt, coffee. Light hops, and a hint of dried fruit.
Taste: Quite bitter at first, and melding into a sweetness that then turns into a rich bitter aftertaste. some hops and sweet malt. It reminds me of a mocha. Rich, dark chocolate, with a strong coffeeness. A bit of vanilla. Somewhat woodsy, and a little bit of spiced citrus. I feel like it would have been a little more appetizing and refreshing if I had drank it cold. If/when I buy it again, I'll try it chilled.
Mouthfeel- some dryness. Very rich and creamy. leaves a shortlasting pleasant filmy residue around the mouth. Light carbonation.
Overall- definitely a good stout. I had somewhat of spicy/fruity undertone that wasn't my favorite, but it melds really well with the beer.
08-05-2014 05:31:35 | More by boogieman
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,673 ratings.