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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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2,721 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,721
Reviews: 957
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 405
Gots: 281 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

IanSpindler, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Schwillis, Feb 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Matt73, Feb 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19%

Tunoso, Feb 25, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%

Thanks to dogdoc for this one. Poured from 12oz. bottle into a CCB pint glass.

A: Pours an extremely dark brown that's just short of opaque. One finger's worth of tan head that fades pretty quickly on top of a mild amount of visible carbonation.

S: Roasty, coffee, moderate bitterness, and a little creamy.

T: Follows the nose. More chocolate than the aroma, with a slight pine hop bitterness, and hints of sweet leather. Quite roasty, and some bitter roastiness in the hang.

M: Medium to light body for a stout, not much alcohol presence at all, and good carbonation sensation.

O: This is a tasty, solid brew...but in the end it's kind of forgettable. Nothing particular to make it stand out. Still, if this were available at the local bottle shop, I'd probably buy a six-pack.

macrosmatic, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

mctizzz, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

TonyY, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

warpedrevolution, Feb 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

ShanePB, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

PingBob, Feb 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

LuckyJohn, Feb 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

chugamugofsud, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

BYOFB, Feb 20, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +7.4%

A- pours a dark pitch black color with a creamy light tan head that reduces to a thin layer, leaving lacing around the entire glass.

S- awesome pronounced roasted notes, not too smoky, some chocolaty malts with a bit of toffee and unlit charcoal. Loving these aromas.

T- huge chocolate notes from start to finish. Roasted, almost smoky malts provide huge pronounced flavors on the palate. Citric hops provide a slightly tart undertone and match well with the malts. The finish provides a bit of earthy and smoky coffee with a sweet-yet-bone dry chocolaty sweetness. Dark chocolate with a touch of hop bitterness stays on the palate long after .

M- medium-light mouthfeel, seems a bit light and not able to hold up to the strong flavors going one. Carbonation is just enough to provide a creamy mouthfeel with a silky finish.

O- one of the best American stouts that I've had. It has the flavors of a DIPA, with amazing roasted chocolate flavors. It's going to be a sad day when I run out of the 6 of these I traded for.

Treyliff, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

deac83, Feb 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

comfortablynirm, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Danielr26, Feb 18, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev -1.2%

Bottle opened on 2.4.13
Best By 03/25/13

A - Pours a dark brown with a huge foamy brown head with great retention.

S - Lots of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate.

T - Coffee, then nutty, some sweet chocolate and coffee again.

D - Good carbonation and a heavier body.

O - Perfectly balanced and simple, but right.

HuskyinPDX, Feb 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

nogophers, Feb 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

SFASteve, Feb 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

tourdot, Feb 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

WhiskeeTango, Feb 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Dirty25, Feb 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

juanbon, Feb 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Sisky, Feb 14, 2013
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,721 ratings.