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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,673 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,673
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 400
Gots: 272 | FT: 9
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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therainman

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-13-2014 01:14:32 | More by therainman
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KevChiTown


4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

08-12-2014 23:28:31 | More by KevChiTown
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thedankness

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-12-2014 21:09:20 | More by thedankness
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zachattack555

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-11-2014 22:45:02 | More by zachattack555
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Eagleyes

Missouri

5/5  rDev +19%

08-11-2014 21:41:52 | More by Eagleyes
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Helgy

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-11-2014 20:41:52 | More by Helgy
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Beardo

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-11-2014 17:21:39 | More by Beardo
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Jburnsm

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.6%

08-09-2014 22:47:49 | More by Jburnsm
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HB-Beersnob

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

08-09-2014 19:12:00 | More by HB-Beersnob
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Berls_McSquirrels

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

08-09-2014 14:40:17 | More by Berls_McSquirrels
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-08-2014 21:46:21 | More by Bowers-Brew
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sharkboy

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-08-2014 21:40:01 | More by sharkboy
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dkboston

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-08-2014 19:27:25 | More by dkboston
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dpkpr

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-07-2014 23:55:52 | More by dpkpr
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Big_Dave

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-07-2014 15:28:05 | More by Big_Dave
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RandyPuckett

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-07-2014 03:36:20 | More by RandyPuckett
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bmaxtothemax

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-06-2014 19:44:28 | More by bmaxtothemax
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Elicoleman

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-06-2014 07:44:41 | More by Elicoleman
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4.73/5  rDev +12.6%

Bottle poured into a snifter, black as night and raises a persistent finger of khaki head

Smells of molasses, coffee, chocolate, smoke, and a bit of booze.

Really powerful stout considering it's not quite an RIS. Hints of dark fruit, cocoa, and finishes with an espresso note, lots of roasted malt.

Mouthfeel is perfect, beautiful body and carb is perfect. Really creamy.

I expected this to be good, and was surprised by its quality. It's a perfectly crafted stout, and I wish I could drink it regularly (no distro nearby). Cheers!

08-06-2014 03:14:36 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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Moonshae_D

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-06-2014 02:19:25 | More by Moonshae_D
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mecmd

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-05-2014 23:09:53 | More by mecmd
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sheeley

Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +11.9%

Appearance: Incredible. Black as night with a great head and dark colored foam.
Smell: Exceptional. Notes of caramel, malts, and hazelnut. Taste/mouthfeel: Exceptional as well. Roasted malts and espresso with a rich, smooth flavor overall. I prefer this beer chilled; as it warms, it tends to become more bitter. One of my favorite beers so far.

08-05-2014 22:52:04 | More by sheeley
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boogieman

Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev -9.3%

12oz bottle from the local liquor store. Poured into my beer glass at room temperature.

Appearance: pours a rich, dark, coffee brown with a 2-finger, mocha-colored head that lasted a long time. Left exquisite lacing around the glass.
Smell: toasted malt, coffee. Light hops, and a hint of dried fruit.
Taste: Quite bitter at first, and melding into a sweetness that then turns into a rich bitter aftertaste. some hops and sweet malt. It reminds me of a mocha. Rich, dark chocolate, with a strong coffeeness. A bit of vanilla. Somewhat woodsy, and a little bit of spiced citrus. I feel like it would have been a little more appetizing and refreshing if I had drank it cold. If/when I buy it again, I'll try it chilled.
Mouthfeel- some dryness. Very rich and creamy. leaves a shortlasting pleasant filmy residue around the mouth. Light carbonation.
Overall- definitely a good stout. I had somewhat of spicy/fruity undertone that wasn't my favorite, but it melds really well with the beer.

08-05-2014 05:31:35 | More by boogieman
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lochef81

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-04-2014 17:23:39 | More by lochef81
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mcintire78

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-04-2014 14:49:35 | More by mcintire78
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,673 ratings.