1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

Not Rated.
Obsidian StoutObsidian Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,517 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,517
Reviews: 944
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 386
Gots: 223 | 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)
View: Beers (132) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 2,517 | Reviews: 944 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by katybee:
Photo of katybee
katybee

Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a beautiful beer, full of flavor and character.

deep dark brown in color, true to the type it is totally opaque, with a 1" big, rich, cocoa tan head when poured, and lots of residual lacing.

There is no unusual smell to speak of, neither over the glass or after the pour emptied. Although if it is there, it is only lightly hoppy.

the flavor is wonderful roasted malts. I didn't detect any real coffee or chocolate notes, and no excessive sweetness. There is some light hops, and a slightly bitter dry aspect, that while it can be savored and rolled over the tongue, it is more of a pounder beer, rather than a sipper. Very different from the average lager. Solid flavor, not too much alternative aspects, just straight on toasted malt.

medium bodied, very smooth but not excessively creamy, with little if any carbonation tickle.

Highly drinkable when first poured, it did seem to lose a little of the flavor character and became slightly hoppy sour when flattened to room temp, but nothing really to complain about-- just not as sweet as some barelywine type ales.

Overall a straight-on great stout, very true to it's pedigree type, and the slightly higher alcohol content packs more punch than an average lager...just not as memorable as some of the other more flavored varietals--such as Lagunitas cappuccino stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 06:29:20 | More by katybee
More User Reviews:
Photo of KTMinnesota
KTMinnesota

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

07-09-2014 15:51:42 | More by KTMinnesota
Photo of wesley777
wesley777

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-09-2014 04:01:39 | More by wesley777
Photo of mjc3151
mjc3151

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-09-2014 03:03:53 | More by mjc3151
Photo of Skagnetti
Skagnetti

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-08-2014 23:21:22 | More by Skagnetti
Photo of MikeDAdams
MikeDAdams

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-08-2014 14:24:56 | More by MikeDAdams
Photo of freshflesh
freshflesh

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-08-2014 06:00:41 | More by freshflesh
Photo of vr1000
vr1000

Kansas

4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hints of coffee, beautiful color, smooth and creamy. Just delightful! I love the thickness, and the mouthfeel of this stout. I very much enjoyed the creaminess and the full bodied taste. This beer is highly rated for a reason, it is fantastic. Try it if you get a chance!

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 05:25:23 | More by vr1000
Photo of Rcunning
Rcunning


3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-08-2014 04:40:29 | More by Rcunning
Photo of Lozano8784
Lozano8784

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-08-2014 02:59:07 | More by Lozano8784
Photo of ultrasrs
ultrasrs

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-08-2014 01:32:34 | More by ultrasrs
Photo of irthesteve
irthesteve

California

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

07-07-2014 07:51:31 | More by irthesteve
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

07-07-2014 02:20:36 | More by KAF
Photo of judybat
judybat


5/5  rDev +19%

07-06-2014 19:27:58 | More by judybat
Photo of ChicagoNick
ChicagoNick

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

07-06-2014 02:37:21 | More by ChicagoNick
Photo of stevedj
stevedj

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-06-2014 00:12:53 | More by stevedj
Photo of JMS1974
JMS1974


4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-05-2014 21:33:14 | More by JMS1974
Photo of CorgiDad
CorgiDad

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-04-2014 20:05:30 | More by CorgiDad
Photo of Lm18510
Lm18510

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-04-2014 05:56:54 | More by Lm18510
Photo of miggs3030
miggs3030

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +19%

07-04-2014 04:52:45 | More by miggs3030
Photo of astronautjones
astronautjones

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-04-2014 00:19:22 | More by astronautjones
Photo of grags325
grags325

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-03-2014 16:49:38 | More by grags325
Photo of SwooshDaddy
SwooshDaddy

California

2/5  rDev -52.4%

07-03-2014 01:00:36 | More by SwooshDaddy
Photo of PTEdelman
PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-02-2014 21:40:29 | More by PTEdelman
Photo of themind
themind

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

07-01-2014 23:37:25 | More by themind
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,517 ratings.