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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,520 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,520
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)
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PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

07-01-2014 23:37:25 | More by themind
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pathead

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-01-2014 22:35:00 | More by pathead
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Wiz99

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +19%

07-01-2014 05:42:14 | More by Wiz99
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Crafty_Beer


5/5  rDev +19%

07-01-2014 04:42:41 | More by Crafty_Beer
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banksw86

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-01-2014 02:21:14 | More by banksw86
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

06-30-2014 19:50:30 | More by Marco_Gtz
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olafphysics

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

06-30-2014 19:43:03 | More by olafphysics
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cassieblake


4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-30-2014 02:59:38 | More by cassieblake
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rob10s2


3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-29-2014 20:00:58 | More by rob10s2
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dads_basement

Yukon (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-29-2014 15:34:17 | More by dads_basement
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Wayne17

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-28-2014 23:59:54 | More by Wayne17
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tmcarter23

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-28-2014 22:31:08 | More by tmcarter23
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dseanv

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-28-2014 21:39:57 | More by dseanv
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Thedaver4220

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-28-2014 17:16:19 | More by Thedaver4220
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MDTurk


5/5  rDev +19%

06-28-2014 16:59:14 | More by MDTurk
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jkhobbs99

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-28-2014 14:33:59 | More by jkhobbs99
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gelasin

California

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

06-28-2014 03:59:25 | More by gelasin
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andrewjraab

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow - this is a knock your socks off american stout. Pours pitch black with a brown mocha head. Smells of dark chocolate, vanilla, raisins - very nice nose on this.Rich and smooth mouth feel - velvety. Flavor follows the nose - chocolate, vanilla, oaky, rich and robust. Nice semi bitter finish balances this one out.

Overall, one of the better stouts I have had in a long time.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 22:24:00 | More by andrewjraab
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

06-27-2014 14:22:30 | More by sammyg832
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Kevin_Young

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-26-2014 17:54:42 | More by Kevin_Young
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Admbmb92

Oregon

4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a Dogfish snifter. Served at cellar temp.
A-Inky black, no showing of light whatsoever. Mocha brown head, fluffy.
Ar-coffee, dark chocolate, earthyness
T-creamy chocolate immediately followed up by coffee and earthy hop bitterness, carbonation. Very well balanced. Slight booze on finish. Slight yeasty flavor
M-medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Exactly what I would expect.
Overall- perfect American stout. So well balanced. I prefer to drink this at at least 50 degrees or warmer because it adds creaminess and even more balance. My favorite beer by deschutes and my favorite stout ever. Flys off the shelf

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 17:44:36 | More by Admbmb92
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soulcougher

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-26-2014 02:15:22 | More by soulcougher
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-26-2014 00:54:39 | More by hockeyfighter19
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Furlinator

California

3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Best by 11/01/14.

Pours opaque black. The 1 inch tan head settles to a cap and thick ring on top that leaves thick shimmering curtains of lace.

The smell is mainly coffee grounds with a hint of dark chocolate.

The taste is of bitter black coffee up front with a bitter, almost herbal, hop finish.

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

All the components of a solid stout are here: notes of cocoa, coffee and roasted dark malt. All combined with a bitter hop finish. Good but, not great.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 00:51:28 | More by Furlinator
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,520 ratings.