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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,654 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,654
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 402
Gots: 264 | 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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dvsbizzyb

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

09-11-2013 06:14:42 | More by dvsbizzyb
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jroberts8811

Missouri

5/5  rDev +19%

09-11-2013 00:24:31 | More by jroberts8811
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rao2100

Malaysia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-10-2013 11:27:56 | More by rao2100
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Sark

Montana

4/5  rDev -4.8%

09-10-2013 02:16:24 | More by Sark
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anon

California

5/5  rDev +19%

09-09-2013 22:18:04 | More by anon
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-09-2013 05:16:08 | More by wvsabbath
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Nunya

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-08-2013 21:01:01 | More by Nunya
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Reappropriated

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

09-08-2013 09:01:17 | More by Reappropriated
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rph97

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

09-07-2013 21:08:20 | More by rph97
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Maillard

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

09-07-2013 09:29:00 | More by Maillard
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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

09-07-2013 00:00:04 | More by Soto
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

09-06-2013 02:41:41 | More by Dicers
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

09-06-2013 02:24:20 | More by jsurfs82
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TS057

North Dakota

4/5  rDev -4.8%

09-06-2013 01:07:58 | More by TS057
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RenzoD

Washington

4.15/5  rDev -1.2%

Very good stout.
Cappaccino appearance. Poured into the glass like sweet black oil. Leaving a nice looking coffee foam head. Doesnt have that ashtray aftertaste that so many stouts can have. Perfect bittersweet initial taste. Follows through with a medium roast flavor. It's a beautiful beer.

09-05-2013 06:44:08 | More by RenzoD
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megamass

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-05-2013 05:36:43 | More by megamass
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.69/5  rDev -12.1%

Best before 5/7/13. So a little old but nothing to worry about with this style.

Appearance: Super dark brown (basically black) and opaque with a foamy two-finger tan head that is lacing nicely.

Aroma: Charred malt with a great milk chocolate and coffee presence. Quite milky/creamy.

Taste: Big kick of bitterness to start things off with a grassy hop character. The bitterness is intensified by the charred dark malt. Nice black coffee bitterness that can almost be harsh at times. The cream from the aroma comes through as a whisper in the background. This is definitely not a balanced stout, which is both good and bad. The palate is continually bombarded with robust dark malt and a lighter hoppy character. The finish is surprisingly smooth and the aftertaste leaves solid burnt chocolate and black coffee flavor. The robustness is right where it should be for a 6.4% ABV Stout.

Mouthfeel: Just under medium in body with a tad too much carbonation. Average drinkability but probably too much harsh malt bitterness to session.

Final Thoughts: Not my favorite of the style, but a good Stout for those looking for robust dark malt flavor. Would I drink it again? Sure, nitro-tap would probably be worth seeking out.

09-05-2013 03:46:12 | More by JamesMN
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

09-05-2013 03:16:14 | More by Sir_Goatman
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MorSlaught

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

09-05-2013 03:09:04 | More by MorSlaught
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Aitkend

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -28.6%

09-04-2013 01:13:11 | More by Aitkend
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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

4/5  rDev -4.8%

09-03-2013 20:15:59 | More by IDABEERGUY
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thebeeler

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

09-03-2013 06:54:08 | More by thebeeler
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LoveStout

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

09-02-2013 17:18:56 | More by LoveStout
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-02-2013 14:45:26 | More by jkane101
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mactrail

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -11.2%

On tap at the Oxford Suites hotel in Portland. Really dark stuff. It's a Guiness black color, but a very different kind of brew. Some beige foam in the pint shaker. Spritzy mouthfeel. Some blackened grain flavors along with the warm, roasted malt. The sweet malt a thoroughly mellow base with the charred barley providing a pleasant balance.

This seems like a pedestrian dark beer at first sip, but it grows on you. Extremely drinkable with a lot of fat malty flavors. I'll have to get a six of the bottles. This seems like a flavorful, easy to drink brew to have around.

09-02-2013 04:47:00 | More by mactrail
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,654 ratings.