‘Obsidian’ Stout by Deschutes Brewery

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This week I’m going all-out on Deschutes Brewery. Day 1 begins now. All Deschutes, all week. ARE. YOU. RRRRRRRRREADY?

yes

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Still ready faster than her.

Heavy beer season is in effect, and that means more stouts, porters, quads and the like. Unfortunately, I really, really dislike pumpkin, so I’m just passing right over the ‘fall’ beers (fall beers are all fucking pumpkin) and heading straight to the winter stuff. Unfortunately, I also really, really don’t like winter Ales (or any beer type labeled as a winter brew) because they are usually either vanilla or mint. I like vanilla and mint, just not in my beer. Some things just don’t mix for me, like milk and pickles.

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Or acid and driving.

Although, I believe most people wouldn’t like milk and pickles, but who knows? Some people get sexual gratification from being burned with a cigarette, or having their scrotum stepped on by ladies in high heels. I won’t judge (out loud).

I’ve had a bunch of brews by Deschutes, and I can safely state that they have a diverse amount of really good beer. I’ve yet to find one of their brews I didn’t like, so I’m going in with lofty expectations. I also haven’t reviewed any of their beers yet, so I’m doing a small Deschutes series this week, as I have saved up a few of their brews on top of my fridge from the various sixers I’ve been buying this past month. A Deschutes a day keeps the crippling depression at bay!

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Oh yeah!

It pours pitch black, with huge head as is expected. I poured it straight to bottom, no tilt, Guinness-style. The head is light brown and bubbly, supporting a massive, honeycomb lacing.

The smells are molasses and coffee with a slight nutmeg twist.
The tastes are black coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, and burnt brownies. A delightful combination, as I do enjoy each of these flavors independently, except for molasses because ew.

The mouthfeel is medium and slick, and carbonation is almost zero (Dat pour) but still barely noticeable. Easy-drinking for a stout, I could have a bunch of these in a row easily.

4/5 Great stout by an excellent brewery. These guys hit every time I swear. If you can find Deschutes beer, you should try it. They make damn fine brews!

“Make’m sey UHHHHHHHH
(UHHHH)
NAHNAH NAHNAH
(nahnah nahnah)” The timeless, prolific and brilliant, Master P – ‘Make em say uh’

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MFW

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