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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,672 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,672
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 400
Gots: 271 | 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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xdtfx

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

11-21-2012 09:05:07 | More by xdtfx
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irishgreensoda

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-20-2012 21:38:42 | More by irishgreensoda
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Chris_Cali_2o9


4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-20-2012 04:07:23 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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ScorpyX

Colorado

4.93/5  rDev +17.4%

A: Thick and dark, very dark brown, nearly black. Two finger-width dark tan head. A little bit of lacing left behind.

S: Sweet coffee smell, chocolaty notes. A bit of brown sugar there, too. Very pleasant.

T: Nice coffee dominates. That thick sweetness is there, too. Presence of roasted malt as well. Very nice combination and a great example of a stout. One of my favorite beers out there.

M: A little heavy, but not overwhelming. Certainly not a session, but it's surprisingly smooth.

A great beer from start to finish. One of my favorites out there.

11-19-2012 17:24:03 | More by ScorpyX
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bifrost17

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-19-2012 17:17:58 | More by bifrost17
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-19-2012 00:35:06 | More by t0rin0
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bcostner1

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-17-2012 17:18:58 | More by bcostner1
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JD4003


3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

11-16-2012 23:45:18 | More by JD4003
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NatetheGreat

Nevada

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%

A: the mention of "black beauty" on the label really can't be improved upon to describe the appearance of this beer.

S: sweet chocolate, coffee, caramel, cherry, fig, and other dark fruits

T: coffee is pronounced initially, dark chocolate, fruit, toast, and fairly well hopped to offer surprising balance

M: rich with a dry-ish finish

delicious brew; desert in a bottle.

11-16-2012 06:19:46 | More by NatetheGreat
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Davintosh


4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

11-16-2012 06:01:24 | More by Davintosh
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KegsAndEggs

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-15-2012 02:07:34 | More by KegsAndEggs
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gshak

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-14-2012 18:57:25 | More by gshak
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-13-2012 20:40:14 | More by imperialking
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-12-2012 01:54:23 | More by waiting4lunch
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

11-11-2012 02:24:07 | More by slimntubbs
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%

On tap at The Library Ale House in Santa Monica; a stunning stout.

Poured a beautiful near-black with impressive chocolate coloured head. Mouthfeel is super creamy and wonderfully smooth. Aroma of chocolate and roasted dark malt sweetness. Well balanced flavour of sweet malted barley with an underlying dry backbone. Impressive chocolate and coffee tones in the lingering, cleanly bitter finish.

Would highly recommend!

11-10-2012 18:23:03 | More by hopsolutely
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Gunda26


4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-09-2012 07:43:40 | More by Gunda26
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-09-2012 04:59:54 | More by ChopsMeister
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olliegaff

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

11-06-2012 22:42:36 | More by olliegaff
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koes0024

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

11-06-2012 04:03:08 | More by koes0024
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Philousa

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

11-05-2012 19:36:20 | More by Philousa
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ambruns1979

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-05-2012 03:45:50 | More by ambruns1979
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-03-2012 14:03:28 | More by tbone1384
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12packpoet

Arizona

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-03-2012 13:46:52 | More by 12packpoet
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-03-2012 01:10:30 | More by Fuzzycuffs
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,672 ratings.