Obsidian Stout

Oregon
United States
Deschutes Obsidian Stout Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Deep, robust and richly rewarding, this is beer to linger over. Obsidian has distinct notes of espresso, chocolate, roasted malt and black barley, with just enough hop bite to cut the sweetness.

Profile

ABV: 
6.4%
IBUs: 
55
Hops: 
Nugget, Bravo, Delta, Northern Brewer
Malts: 
Pale, Crystal, Carapils, Munich, Black Barley, Roasted Barley, Wheat
Judges Review 
S J Klein's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Burnt umber in color and dark as night, this beer pours a big, rich head that lasts. The nose is rich, with toffee and molasses overpowering any hop or other malt notes. It's warm and rich, though not too strong to enjoy. An assertive roasted malt bite and a nice sweetness play in your mouth, with hops in a minor supporting role. It's thinner in the mouth than one would expect from the nose, but it finishes clean with a nice molasses/black tea effect.

Its a big-flavored, drinkable roast bomb. Roast is the main feature, not alcohol strength, so you won't hurt yourself drinking another.