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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,517 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,517
Reviews: 944
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 386
Gots: 223 | 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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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-29-2012 02:53:11 | More by BMart
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-27-2012 18:47:50 | More by PhineasGage
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

one of the best stouts out, period. pours the thickest creamiest black coffe color with a frothy mocha head an inch and a half tall. milkshake texture. smells rich and roasty, and even a little bitter. flavor is great, some deep espresso notes, but nothing overpowering. again a slight bitterness in the finish. mouthfeel is gold, thick and creamy without being heavy. this is extremely sessionable. everything is in perfect poportion here, i imagine the nitrotap makes this one even better than its bottled version. silky buttery glory on this stout. as good as it gets

Serving type: nitro-tap

01-26-2012 17:52:29 | More by StonedTrippin
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Skye1024

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-26-2012 04:16:33 | More by Skye1024
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stx00lax

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pitch black, light-brown head with nice lacing

S- Sweet roasty malts, charcoal, hops, black licorice

T- Nice hop presence along with bitter bakers chocolate. Very balanced and actually refreshing for a stout.

M- Full, creamy and a little dry on the palate. Definitely not sticky or syrupy like other stouts. Just perfectly carbonated and smooth.

O- perfect. What more can you ask for in a stout? $8 for a six pack of a perfectly balanced and drinkable stout. Not flashy, just consistently good and sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 02:01:34 | More by stx00lax
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-25-2012 19:52:53 | More by DMc8ride
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pdeepak

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-25-2012 04:13:44 | More by pdeepak
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LeoPanna

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-25-2012 01:42:35 | More by LeoPanna
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denver10

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a thumbs width brown, creamy head. Nice lacing to it. Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and some dark fruit. A pretty damn awesome strong and bitter roasted coffee flavor is the first to introduce itself, this is followed by some bittersweet chocolate and liquorice. Underneath the entire sip is a vanilla like sweetness that I didn't at first detect. A nice, bitter flavor lingers in the aftertaste. A nice, creamy body to this. I slacked on giving this one a try for the longest time and realize that this was a mistake. This is a great stout and worth all the love it receives.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 01:35:47 | More by denver10
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canadianghetto

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-23-2012 05:47:05 | More by canadianghetto
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TheBeerologist

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +19%

01-22-2012 16:08:45 | More by TheBeerologist
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-21-2012 21:22:22 | More by poppyjohn
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bwyu

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-21-2012 05:20:00 | More by bwyu
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-19-2012 23:43:20 | More by doucmehu
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LordVodka

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-19-2012 01:24:33 | More by LordVodka
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danjohn1234

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-18-2012 22:11:28 | More by danjohn1234
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raynmoon

California

4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

No light coming through. Jet black, caky, white head with a hint of alcohol legs actually. It looks really nice.

The smell made me laugh because of happiness. It smells like super dark chocolate, slightly sweet breadiness. Smells amazing.

SO good. Holy hell. It tastes of super bitter dark chocolate, and toasted caramel malts. Super creamy on the feel, very low carbonation, but it works perfectly.

This is the closest thing to chocolate milk in the form of beer.

It could be a LITTLE more full flavored, but this is still just so damn delicious.

This has to be my favorite stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 07:53:29 | More by raynmoon
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-18-2012 04:19:36 | More by jacewg
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switzer

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-18-2012 00:09:30 | More by switzer
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JazzIPA55

California

5/5  rDev +19%

01-17-2012 22:22:26 | More by JazzIPA55
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strongaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-17-2012 16:26:18 | More by strongaf
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.6%

01-17-2012 02:42:12 | More by gafferjohn
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rocklibster

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-16-2012 16:07:30 | More by rocklibster
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-15-2012 20:22:09 | More by nickfl
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dcook11

California

5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- pitch black. Two finger mocha head, Seafoam lacing.

S- charcoal, roasted malt, hops, coffee, massive chocolate.

T- hops, heavy, roasted character.

M- medium bodied. One of the best all time stouts. A must try. Completely embodies what a stout should be.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 00:13:28 | More by dcook11
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,517 ratings.