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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,184 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,184
Reviews: 1,023
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 463
Gots: 473 | 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:
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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Ratings: 3,184 | Reviews: 1,023
Photo of LeoPanna
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of denver10
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.

Photo of canadianghetto
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of TheBeerologist
5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of LordVodka
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of danjohn1234
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of raynmoon
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.

Photo of jacewg
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of switzer
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of dcook11
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.

Photo of CaptainIPA
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap @ The Heathman Hotel in Portland and quaffed in the comforts of the Tea Court.

Pours as black as the volcanic rock for which it is named. Modest head with good retention and exceptional lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee.

Opens with rich, roasted malts and bitter-sweet chocolate. Hints of caramel, molasses and burnt toast emerge. Velvety-smooth mouthfeel. French Roast coffee moves to the forefront, followed by suggestions of licorice and oatmeal. All of these rich and roasted complexities are artfully balanced with a touch of hop bitterness. Finishes powder dry. Obsidian Stout is an approachable sipper and the perfect nightcap.

Photo of BierBliss
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz glass into pint glass. Opaque black pour along with a dark brown head atop that cakes a bit, laces decently and stays fairly large. Aromas are roasty and creamy, strange, almost sweetened lactose in there. Moving into roast and creamy silky chocolate, coffee, soda bread, and toast. Some caramel, toffee. Rich roast and sweetness. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a bit fuller as some roasty malts come to the forefront, burnt coffee grounds, some caramel, toffee, dark cocoa and some more burnt roasty grains. Moves into sweet toffee and caramel, to temper the roast. A touch dry finish, moving into lingering roast and silky sweet malts of cocoa, toffee, and milky chocolate. A bit too sweet even though it is fairly balanced and full, just not complex enough for me.

Photo of stealth
4.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fresh bottle poured in a tulip glass.

My first impression of Obsidian was 'baby Abyss'. What a nice looking beer. Great lacing, great head, dark as hell, and tastes amazing. Molasses, some licorice on the finish, and coffee somehow/somewhere. Does this have coffee in it? I don't know but I really get that impression, and I love it.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 3,184 ratings.