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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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3,087 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,087
Reviews: 1,004
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 454
Gots: 411 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001

Alc. by Vol.: 6.4%
IBUs: 55

220 calories per 12 oz serving
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4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Very dark brown, with a thin light brown head that fads quickly but leaves a nice lacing.

S-The roasted malts are present. I'm unable to pick out different smells as they mostly mix together. I also get some metallic in there as well, although I tend to find that in most stouts.

T-Big roasted coffee and bitter chocolate up front. There is an almost metallic taste, but in a pleasant way on the sides of my tongue. No alcohol tasted. The dark coffee bitterness lingers for a good while.

M-medium, but on the thicker side with a good amount of carbonation. The right amount of body to match the taste. Often I find stouts on the lighter side that detract from taste.

O-Definitely a great non-imperial stout that I doubt you'd find a much better regular american stout. I tend to taste more metallic flavors in stouts which can make many of them unenjoyably, this one only really had it on the nose. Luckily for me it's always available for $7-9 a six pack. If you enjoy this make sure to check out Black Butte Porter as well.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with light brown head. Good retention and good lacing.

S: A mix of baker's chocolate, plum, raisin, and cherry. Hint of vanilla in the back.

T: Roasted malt with raisin and cherry upfront. Fades into a semi sweet chocolate aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Wet.

O: Solid, affordable stout. Good for taking a break from big RIS and DIPAs.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: poured into a pint glass which revealed a thin film of head

S: smells typical for most stouts with a hint of chocolate and strong roasted malts

T: flavors are quite pleasant with a tiny bit of chocolate but the star is clearly the roasted malt which hangs around for a bit after some smoky oak-ness fades away. You can tell this is a high quality beer as there's definitely no watery, metallic, or alcohol-y flavors

M: the carbonation seems a little much for my preference and it sits a little heavy on the tongue, but I figure it's within reason for a stout

O: A solid offering from one of my favorite breweries. I would certainly buy another six-pack.

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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 3,087 ratings.