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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

Obsidian Stout

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Overall: 9.06/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 9.06/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Stout

ABV: 6.40%

IBU: 55

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

1,169 beers rated with a 7.80 average
  • 9.06/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 10.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • Color: Black
  • Pours opaque with half a glass of beautiful, brown foam. Retention is above average with the foam lightening in color and becoming frothy. Sporadic lacing leaving some sticky, thin foam behind.

    Aroma is roasted malt and molasses. Chocolate and coffee with some earth hops. Quite nice.

    Taste follows the nose. Dark malts: roasted, chocolate, and coffee. The chocolate is a bit bitter, so dark chocolate. The roasted is predominant but not over whelming.

    Big body with light carbonation that actually leaves your palate moist.

    I am a fan of stouts and this is a solid showing for the style. All the things you look for are there along with a nice balance of complexities. I wish I had more of these as they are nice drinking and smooth for a dark beer. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 21:40:08
  • Tasted: Thursday, December 16, 2010
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle