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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,669 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,669
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 400
Gots: 269 | FT: 9
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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Dan_Metcalf

Illinois

4.79/5  rDev +14%

Wow.

I am not usually a fan of stouts. This is a extremely wonderful surprise and a absolutely WONDERFUL beer. I'm a hefe, witbeer, type of guy (but my tastes are changing, I recently tried a APA that I actually liked!)

With that being said, if you're wanting to try a stout, and are afraid to do so, this is the beer to try. It makes Guinness take like absolute trash. And I'm serious. It's like comparing Bud Light to a Belgian Trapist. A damn near perfect blend of hops and malts in this stout that is black as night. I held it up to a 100 watt bulb. ZERO light penetration. This beer is a black hole of good flavors, it sucks up all things wonderful you'd expect in a stout, and obliterates that bad.

The only thing (and this is truly minor) is its mouthfeel. I tend to like a stout a bit less "liquid"... when I think stout, I almost think I should be chewing the beer, not sipping it. My favorite beer for mouth feel is Köstritzer Schwarzbier.

If you're looking to venture out and try a stout, and you're a bit afraid to do so. Don't be afraid to try this stout. If you don't like this stout. You wont like ANY stouts.

08-13-2014 05:10:45 | More by Dan_Metcalf
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RAC81

Oklahoma

3.92/5  rDev -6.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +2.6%

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Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -7.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -10.5%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +19%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Texas

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Texas

4.24/5  rDev +1%

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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,669 ratings.