Guest blog post by Matt Anderson. You can follow him @supermatt28.
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Finally, the overdue 4th post (really the 5th if you include my Red Chair post) in the Deschutes Brewery series; The Obsidian Stout is a beer that makes me drool. The pour is dark, you’ll notice in the picture that head on this beer is very dark. As I was pouring this beer, I thought that the head looked like the crema that develops on espresso that is perfectly timed.
The first sip brings an unexpected slap of hops. Deschutes uses four different varieties of hops. The espresso look comes with a light espresso flavor as well. There is a slight sweet tone, but the hop flavor is more noticeable than this on first taste. The aroma also has a coffee like nature to it; it may be more like a dark chocolate. Either way the aroma is heavenly.
This beer is quiet hearty, and I would recommend a hearty meal to go with it. I always go with a nice steak or burger! The Deschutes website recommends, Venison Chili or a Portobello Sandwich. I feel like that sandwich would be amazing with this. Take note of the specialty glass used in the photo. This beer boasts a 6.4% ABV and a 55 on the IBU scale. Over all this beer is a great experience, go out and grab it. Bottoms up and enjoy!
Over All-Rating: 9.25
Approachability (for new comers): 7