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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,905 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,905
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 421
Gots: 330 | 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:
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with best by date 03/18/2014 printed clearly on the label. Another new beer to me from Deschutes' year-round line up. No abv listed anywhere on the bottle. Expectations are fairly high since I tend to enjoy their beers.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a deep dark mahogany color; opaque black in the glass with just over a finger of creamy chocolate head. Leaves fine delicate strands of lace. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is of chocolate, cream, lactose, some leather, indistinct spice, and some subtle fruity strawberry in there, trademark of Deschutes it seems.

T - Taste follows the nose: dark roasted barley malt, bittersweet baking chocolate, coffee bean roast, and some light crisp fruity undertones on the end. Some cold leathery notes, some anise, and other indistinct spice come out as the beer sits. Dark, bold, and rich.

M - Goes down smooth, with some coarse chalky carbonation and a very dark bitter barley / coffee roast lingering on the palate. Pretty decent, but I wouldn't mind the carbonation being toned down just a tad to make it silkier.

Overall, a very inviting everyday shelf stout from Deschutes. Much better than their Deschutes Black Butte Porter, in my opinion. I would sure love to see what a barrel aged version of this beer would be like, but for now I'll take this. Enjoyable and approachable.

Deschutes Obsidian Stout ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Dec 02, 2013
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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,905 ratings.