Thursday, July 5, 2012

Deschutes Obsidian Stout ....

Tonight I will have an Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery.  6.4% ABV is listed on the twelve ounce bottle.  Their web site shows 55 IBUs.

This beer poured with a thick, dark chocolaty brown head.  Beer color is a very dark blackish brown.  Hold the glass up to a light, and no light can be seen through it.  The aroma is fairly mild, with cocoa and a little coffee.  The taste has a lot of roasted, almost burnt, malt.  Reminds me of the smoky quality of scotches like Laphroaig or Lagavulin.  Some cocoa.  A little sweetness.  There is an underlying bitterness that never really comes out to the forefront.  Rich, creamy mouth feel.  Medium bodied.  It leaves a somewhat bitter aftertaste; the only time the bitter really stands out.

Deschutes Brewery
Bend, Oregon

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