Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery
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4.05/5 rDev -3.6%
12 ounce bottle from late 2012 poured into a snifter. Jet black pour with a fingers worth of head.
Smells of chocolate, toasted barley and coffee which dominates
Taste: medium consistency - surprised not thicker. Very smooth with a chocolate and coffee notes shining through but not as smooth as others
Overall its good, would most definitely get again but not seek it out if I can't get it locally
07-27-2013 11:53:56 | More by alaimoa
4.2/5 rDev 0%
Poured to a very nice deep, robust and rich creamy foamy head topping this very good roasted malt and black barley beer giving way to notes of coffee. A definite beer to buy again and enjoy. Very similiar to Guiness Foreign Extra but not quite the bitterness.
07-24-2013 23:12:28 | More by Segelstrom
3.7/5 rDev -11.9%
Picked this up from Central Market on sale.
From the bottle into a pint glass.
A - Pours a hazy dark brown-to-black brew. Tan head sticks to glass.
S - Roasted chocolate and coffee smell.
T - Chocolate front with coffee bean bitter finish.
M - Smooth and thin. Little carbonation that lessens quickly
Summary - Pretty nice stout. I've liked some other stuff from Deschutes, but this is definitely now one of my favorites of theirs. Typically, I will enjoy a stout if it refrains from pounding me with its roasted-ness. This one has just the right amount to be enjoyable.
07-21-2013 04:00:10 | More by ranger7
4.39/5 rDev +4.5%
A - Beautiful oil black with one and a half fingers of an awesome tan, bubbly head. This is what you want your stout to look like!
S - Deep dark, chocolaty, coffee - like a mocha. Has a syrupy smell to it. I get walnuts as well. Smells like walking into an old coffee shop with oaken walls.
T - Great taste. It hits with this great bitterness from the hops. It has this great nuttiness as well. Chocolate at the end, but very faint, as well as the coffee was bigger than the taste.
M - Has a sharpness from the bitterness. Medium bodied. Close to full bodied, but a touch lite. Has good drinkability and the lowish carbonation is spot on.
O - Was very excited for this one. My first form Deschutes. Nose was huge! Taste a little below that. I would recommend to anyone, especially those who love a less smooth stout. Spot on with the bitterness and hops!
07-21-2013 02:08:35 | More by da_beers
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,668 ratings.