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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,721 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,721
Reviews: 957
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 405
Gots: 281 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alc. by Vol.: 6.4%
IBUs: 55

220 calories per 12 oz serving

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001)
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A -Beer is as black as the night sky. Dark tan, 2 finger head that is very creamy and rich. Head is very slow to dissipate. Lacing remains on top of beer and down sides of glass. 4.5/5

S - Notes of dark toast, roast and dark chocolate. A bit of espresso as well. This beer smells extremely heavy. Aroma is all about the malt. No fruitiness or hopiness. 4.25/5

T - Bitter of espresso right off the bat transitioning to a very dark chocolate (almost a cocoa powder) and then to a toasted bread and roasted malt flavor. The flavor profile goes full circle by ending with an espresso bitterness that lingers for a long time. Ever so slight hint of caramel in the beginning. A bit of a yeasty note but it is very subdued. 4/5

M - Very heavy and chewy. Finishes dry though with a long lingering bitterness. Slightly more carbonated than expected. 4/5

O - Awesome stout. Very heavy and very dark, just like a stout should be. Big time bitterness though which threw me a bit at first but once you get used to it, it works well. 4.25/5

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Poured into a snifter. Thanks, Darren.

A: An aggressive pour yielded a beautiful mocha one-finger head over a black body. The head whittled down to tiny bubbles and foam. Lacing was thick and curtain-y. 4.0

S: Leather, anise, smoked plums and licorice. Smokey goodness prevails. 4.25

T: Sweet, smokey and robust. Dark chocolate meets espresso. Dark fruit does a tango with caramel malts. A rich, smokey finish. 4.25

M: Medium to heavy with medium carbonation. Dry, thick; almost acidic. Frothy. 4.0

O: A heavenly stout. One I'm glad to finally get my mitts on. A tempting taste by the fireside or on the back porch at sunset. Recommended. 4.25

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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,721 ratings.