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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,581 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,581
Reviews: 946
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 393
Gots: 238 | 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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JTahoe

Oregon

4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown bottle with drink-by date.

A - Aptly named obsidian black with one finger rocky tan head settling down to a creamy cap. Sticky lacing clings to the glass in wild organic patterns.

S - Roasty and toasty grains.

T - A smooth mélange of melding and weaving flavors without any one dominating; deep roasted barley, perfectly bittering hops, caramelized sugar, baking chocolate, juicy fruit, rich malt, and as delicate a charred flavor as was ever created. There is a faint sweetness contrasted with a vivid and pleasing acidity.

M - Velvety and full, but without heaviness. Beguilingly effervescent. A nice spicy dryness develops in the finish.

D - Impressive and satisfying, this stout walks the fine line of subtle and flavorful just beautifully.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2009 05:04:13 | More by JTahoe
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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,581 ratings.