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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

Obsidian StoutObsidian Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,332 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2332
Reviews: 935
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%


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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cfleisher

New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A malty, toasty stout, this one poured black as midnight in the glass with a two-finger chocolate head. The aroma wasn't quite there, much more subtle than I was expecting. This is also more of a dry stout, tasting of dark roasted coffee more than anything else. Perfect hop balance, and finishes pretty quick. This one lacks some of the hints of fruit I generally prefer in stouts, but not going to hold that against Deschutes. This is a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2008 15:35:15 | More by cfleisher
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Had on nitro at Draught House on 4/7/14

A-Pours black with a medium sized bubbly tan head. Excellent lacing!

S-The aroma is big on espresso with a healthy balance of chocolate. Roasted malts and licorice are present as well.

T-The taste has some sweetness in it to go along with some bitterness. Flavors of espresso and to a lesser extant chocolate remain strong. Long aftertaste of espresso.

M-Medium bodied, with a thicker texture, with softer carbonation.

O-This one doesn’t do anything to crazy. Its just very solid.

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Ar - Braised/roasted malt.
Ap - Beautiful head, obsidian body, absolutely nothing not to love.
T - Sweet, creamy delight; the absence of sourness, not at all smokey.
P - Thick cream, 'staches all around.

O - Excellent stout

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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,332 ratings.