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Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery
Obsidian Stout

Category: Foreign/Export Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.4%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Deschutes Brewery
Obsidian Stout

Category: Foreign/Export Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.4%
Opaque brown black color. Spicy, green, attractive aromas and flavors of chocolate mint, gingerbread fruitcake, fresh herbs, and sugar snap peas with a round, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, involved, long finish that shows notes of cappuccino, grilled romaine, citrus marmalade on rye, and peppered romaine finish. A superb, vibrantly flavorful stout with a great combination of dark roasted malt and lively hops.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Spicy & Complex & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: chocolate mint, gingerbread fruitcake, fresh herbs, and sugar snap peas
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cappuccino, grilled romaine, citrus marmalade on rye, and peppered romaine
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Wagyu Beef With Cabrales Blue Cheese, Aged Cheddar Cheeseburger, Blue Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superb, vibrantly flavorful stout with a great combination of dark roasted malt and lively hops.

The Producer

Deschutes Brewery

The Producer
901 S.W. Simpson Ave
Bend, OR 97702
USA
1 541-312-6942

Foreign-Export Stout

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Serve in a Snifter
Foreign stouts are dark brown to black in color and are strong in alcohol ranging from 5.5-9%. Assertive flavors of roasted coffee and dark chocolate provide the majority of the character of this style, with many versions also featuring medium-to-high hop bitterness. Foreign, or export, stouts were first brewed as a higher gravity version of sweet or dry stouts. These beers were first brewed to withstand export to tropical markets, but today may be found nearly everywhere. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Lion Stout, ABC Extra Stout and Guinness Foreign Extra Stout.

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