Deschutes Obsidian Stout

Deschutes Brewery

ABV: 6.4%, IBU: 55deschutes

The transfer from bottle to the glass was similar to changing motor oil. Deschutes Obsidian Stout is black as the night and noticeably thick. A rich, dark head follows the pour. The aroma is huge; complex. Licorice, anise, coffee, espresso, vanilla, and roasted/smoked malt are all unmistakable in this one. The first swig had us thinking one word: smooth. It tastes of coffee with just the right degree of sweetness. Slightly bitter paired with aggressive carbonation. As it warms, it rounds off for the better. The once clearly defined attributes mellow and subside a bit, working in unison for the better. Pairings: this one is a meal in itself, but that being said, it may pair well with a fine cigar…or another bottle of itself.

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