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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,588 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,588
Reviews: 946
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 394
Gots: 241 | 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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TheBoog013

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-03-2013 23:19:05 | More by TheBoog013
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nygannon

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-03-2013 23:09:49 | More by nygannon
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-03-2013 03:56:19 | More by mportnoy
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Hobbit

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-02-2013 02:26:08 | More by Hobbit
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-02-2013 01:36:20 | More by cwelsh55
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iamshad

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-02-2013 01:15:52 | More by iamshad
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-01-2013 11:21:51 | More by Cynic-ale
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Jame515

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-01-2013 04:13:08 | More by Jame515
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DruRho

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-01-2013 02:00:45 | More by DruRho
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-01-2013 00:11:59 | More by Chucker17
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LaneMeyer

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a teku.

A - Beautiful dark murky brown/black. 1 finger tan/brown head.

S - Smoke, charcoal, barbecued wood, cacao, vanilla, brown sugar.

T - Smokey, charcoal, bitter chocolate, slightly sour.

M - Very creamy, perfect amount of carbonation, silky smooth.

O - A nice American Stout. Not overbearing, but hearty and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 06:09:15 | More by LaneMeyer
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-30-2013 01:53:05 | More by Gonzoillini
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a tulip. BB 12/23/13

Pours a pitch black with a big 2 inch or so beige head with great lacing. Smells is of roasted malts and coffee, slightly charred cocoa. Taste is big on the chocolate and malts. Typical taste for a stout, but done very well and is quite enjoyable. medium bodied with medium carbonation. good feel, not too thick or overly syrupy. it fits for the ABV. however the body is a tad light.

overall just a good american stout. nothing too special, but easy drinking and tasty. bonus points for being lower in ABV but tasting just as good as any of the 10%ers. you wont be disappointed here.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 19:06:25 | More by Axnjxn
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-28-2013 18:36:35 | More by Jeffrey2310
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OgreSanchez

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-28-2013 17:13:53 | More by OgreSanchez
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep blackish-brown with a two finger cocoa head.

Smells cocoa and coffee. The dark roasted malts definitely come through.

Taste is similar to the nose, dark roast, dark chocolate, and coffee. Some bitterness comes through, though if it is from hops or the dark roasted malts I can't really tell.

Somewhat drying on the tongue.

Overall, a very solid stout. Nothing fancy or exciting here, but everything you'd expect out of a good stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 00:18:28 | More by thebigredone
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dubmax

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-27-2013 20:39:38 | More by dubmax
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Greels

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-27-2013 17:19:09 | More by Greels
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-27-2013 15:21:10 | More by Boston_Steve
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IndyDad

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-27-2013 14:20:50 | More by IndyDad
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alaimoa

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle from late 2012 poured into a snifter. Jet black pour with a fingers worth of head.
Smells of chocolate, toasted barley and coffee which dominates
Taste: medium consistency - surprised not thicker. Very smooth with a chocolate and coffee notes shining through but not as smooth as others
Overall its good, would most definitely get again but not seek it out if I can't get it locally

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 11:53:56 | More by alaimoa
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tree777

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-27-2013 04:00:29 | More by tree777
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TwoTrees

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-25-2013 20:56:57 | More by TwoTrees
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Jeckel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

07-25-2013 19:14:22 | More by Jeckel
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-25-2013 17:50:46 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,588 ratings.