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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,563 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,563
Reviews: 946
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 385
Gots: 234 | 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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hannydawg

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-22-2011 01:54:35 | More by hannydawg
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2011-11-16 in Maple Grove, MN at the 3 Squares restaurant.

A - Black with a 1-finger, long-lasting, light brown head into a standard pint glass. Very good lacing.

S - Milk chocolate, dried fruit, some coffee. Not real strong but there are food odors present.

T - Really good. Coffee and chocolate, enhanced by the dark-roasted, caramel malt with just a hint of sourness. The aftertaste is rich in roasty-bitter flavors, which last a long time.

M - Medium body and light carbonation yield a milkshake creamy feel. More so than from the bottle. Almost seemed like it was on nitrogen.

O - A fine beer. Good in bottles or on-tap.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2011 18:15:21 | More by Tucquan
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Dunkelhund

Oregon

5/5  rDev +19%

11-21-2011 15:30:01 | More by Dunkelhund
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nh2032

New York

5/5  rDev +19%

11-20-2011 15:18:23 | More by nh2032
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +19%

11-20-2011 07:10:22 | More by Diomede
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banjofred101

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-20-2011 03:48:20 | More by banjofred101
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kungpao

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-20-2011 03:02:20 | More by kungpao
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Paul68

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19%

11-20-2011 02:47:23 | More by Paul68
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-20-2011 01:54:57 | More by PEIhop
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davesway10

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-19-2011 15:28:48 | More by davesway10
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-19-2011 04:29:15 | More by CoryR
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beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-19-2011 03:23:14 | More by beefandbean22
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adamdarcy

Michigan

5/5  rDev +19%

11-19-2011 02:54:08 | More by adamdarcy
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-18-2011 23:35:40 | More by lakersfan16
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I2uss

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-18-2011 19:20:42 | More by I2uss
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-18-2011 18:35:48 | More by FreshmanPour77
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bonkers

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19%

11-18-2011 11:58:55 | More by bonkers
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Ryburr

California

5/5  rDev +19%

11-18-2011 03:49:20 | More by Ryburr
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patm1986

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19%

11-18-2011 02:39:25 | More by patm1986
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Desaparecido

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

11-18-2011 02:22:25 | More by Desaparecido
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Petorian13

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-18-2011 00:02:54 | More by Petorian13
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cmannes

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-17-2011 23:03:34 | More by cmannes
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Mora2000

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On nitro-tap at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano.

The beer pours a deep, black color with a large nitro-induced tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt and chocolate, just as I expected. The flavor is where the nitro really takes away from the beer. I get quite a bit of chocolate and roasted malt, but the nitro thins out the mouthfeel and makes the beer taste watery. There is also a little bit of coffee in the flavor. Thin to medium, watery mouthfeel.

Hopefully I will be able to try this beer in the bottle or on regular tap so I can re-review it, since I am sure it is a better beer when not on nitro.

Serving type: nitro-tap

11-17-2011 18:57:22 | More by Mora2000
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kevwcamp

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-17-2011 16:49:55 | More by kevwcamp
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19%

11-17-2011 13:30:56 | More by sideshowe
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,563 ratings.