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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,573 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,573
Reviews: 946
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 390
Gots: 239 | 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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alexrichman

Oregon

4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle
Best by 05-12-2014

A> Obsidian's color is more or less what the name implies, a truly black brew that lets no light through. Poured into a snifter, a nice, thick 1 finger head appears and has some nice retention and lacing.

S> I get scents of chocolate/mocha, dark fruits, and a milky sweetness. This one has a really good bouquet. Nothing profound but really delicious smelling!

T> Flavor is quite different than the smell. This one is hop forward, with the malt's sweet mocha/dark fruit flavor creeping in and taking over the finish. Weird ... but nice.

M> Feels like a stout should, although on the thin side of what I would consider acceptable for the style. The carbonation level is spot on.

O> I'm rarely disappointed with beer from Deschutes and this beer is no exception. It is a good stout; very drinkable but also complex. Definitely one of the more hoppy stouts I have tried!

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 01:36:23 | More by alexrichman
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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,573 ratings.