Deschutes Brewery Obsidian Stout
What the brewers say
"Black barley and roasted malt provide distinct notes of rich chocolate and espresso."
What our panel thought
“Moderate cherry, red wine–grape aroma. Light chocolate, coffee. Medium pine, citrus hop flavor with light tropical notes. Leans into the acrid dark malt note to good effect. Significantly bitter throughout yet comes across balanced and austere.”
What our editors thought
“Comforting nose with subtle citrus and pine notes. The flavor is soft with a mellow initial chocolate approach and very light roast that allows the hop notes to push forward as it lingers.”