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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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Obsidian StoutObsidian Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,145 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,145
Reviews: 1,016
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 463
Gots: 449 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001

Alc. by Vol.: 6.4%
IBUs: 55

220 calories per 12 oz serving
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

This is an ultra black, thick brew. Tan head with a decent lace. Grain and a touch of smoke and coffee in the smell. Firm bitterness in the taste. Some underlying thick smoothness. Bitter and powerful. Excellent brew.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another review to catch up on. 12 oz bottle I received as an extra in a trade (don't remember woth whom). Poured into a DFH pint glass...

A - Pours an almost opaque blackish-brownish color. A nice creamy 2 finger head forms and retains nicely. Nice lacing down the glass.

S - Chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee notes mix together nicely. Some slight earthy hops make a nice appearance bringing things together.

T - Big roasted malt flavor here with nice chocolate and coffee flavors mixing together in the background. Some bitter hops at the end really add nicely to the overall flavor.

M - Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Nice and creamy texture on the tongue. Nice.

O - A really nicely done "everyday" stout that I wish I could get more of on a regular basis. Definitely a nice go to stout I could have several of in one sitting.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, pours a black with a nice medium sized fluffy and rocky head.
Big sweet malt character in the nose, milk chocolate, very hidden hop aromas and a touch of alcohol.
Sweet dark roasted malty flavor with carmalized brown sugar, slight fruitiness, esspresso and and a little alcohol in the finish.
Medium bodied mouthfeel, good light carbonation for the style.
Good drinkability, but is a bit too sweet for have more than a few IMO.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a HOTD tulip.

Appearance- Black body with a thick tan head. Lots of lacing. 4/5

Smell- Milk chocolate and coffee. Some roasted malts and bits of earthy hop aroma. 4/5

Taste - Just the opposite of the smell. Coffee first then milk chocolate. After that a earthy hop bitterness comes out. 4/5

Mouthfeel- Thick and a little chalky at the end. 4/5

Overall- Very solid Stout. Easy to find and good price point. 4/5

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

08/20/05- Purchased at Andronico's Market in San Francisco, CA

Presentation- 12oz undated bottle. Poured into my Hangtown Brewery pint glass.

Appearance- Black as obsidian pour with a 1/2 inch dirty brown head and very light lace.

Smell- Very roasty smell with maybe a touch of dark chocolate. You really have to get your nose in there and take a few good whiffs to detect anything.

Taste- This bad boy is one of the darkest stouts I have ever tasted. Kinda like sucking on some charcoal without the lighter fluid flavoring. Kind of a woody taste as well. You get a really quick hit of sweetness and then it turns to a nice bitter and burnt flavor. A nice amount of smoke as well.

Mouthfeel- A bit overly carbonated for a stout, but not too bad. Not really the thickness of an upper notch stout as well.

Drinkability- A very easy drinking stout. If you like your stouts dark, grab one of these.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 3,145 ratings.