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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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2,994 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,994
Reviews: 977
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 437
Gots: 365 | FT: 7
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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip glass with a best by: 7/28/12. Glad I noticed this since it is 7/15/12

Appearance: Big beautiful 2 to 2&1/2 finger size head that is khaki color with tight condensed bubbles. It is a dark black beer with absolutley no light penetration through this beer. The lacing on this is ridiculous as I swirl the glass it really sticks to the side. I was taken by the head that formed on this. Awesome!

Smell: Upfront is the espresso and toasted malts along with dark chocolate and nuts. I get some slight molasses and some fairly noticable hops.

Taste: Roasted malts big time! Some bitter chocolate and mild coffee present. A noticable bitter hoppy finish for a stout that prevents any overly sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thin for a stout and rather carbonated. Not slick or viscous but that is nice on this one because it makes it highly drinkable.

Overall: This is a nice change of pace stout for me. Slightly hoppy and roasted goodness through and through. Low abv makes this easy to drink and that is apparent as my glass is nearing empty and only after about 10 minutes.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, best by November 5, 2012. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours black with a huge foamy 4-finger brown head that leaves clumpy rings of lacing behind and holds a really good cap.

Aroma is cocoa powder, coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits such as plums and figs, but the cocoa is the dominant component. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate & coffee, dark fruit, caramel, toffee, molasses, a hint of herbal hops. A bit of sweetness, mild bitterness, minimal alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth and easy drinkin’

Fantastic Stout. One of the best I’ve had in this style. Lovely cocoa notes with additional complexity underneath. Not too big, so it is relatively easy to drink. A real treat. Hopefully some day Deschutes will start distributing out to these parts and I can get this on the regular.

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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,994 ratings.