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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,347 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2347
Reviews: 935
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%


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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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another highly anticipated brew from Geoff aka SurlyDuff, thanks man. Appearance, this one absolutely absorbs all light it fades to black as soon as the stream of carbonation bubbles rise to the top to form a huge moccha tan textured head like whipped cream it rises a good inch above the rim of my glass, awesome appearance. As the head dwindles even fine lacing is left evenly behind in an annular ring like pattern. Aroma is full of dark creamy yet mildly acidic coffee roasts, dark chocolate strong herbal hop leaf approach as well. Awesome creamy robust roasted malt layers with a fine herbal hop aroma. Flavors blend poetically, a beautiful clash of cream caramel and mild toffee liqueur with brash dark roasted malts bringing burnt toast, chocolate, and robust espresso to the mix. Mouthfeel is medium bodied doesn't way you down at all drinks like a light beer easy moderate carbonation yet a bitter dry roasty finish makes it all so good velvety smooth on the palate. Drinkability is amazing the most flavorful session beer I've come across this one brings out Imperial stout like flavors with out crushing your skull beautiful beer I plan to get some more. Whether friends or liquid solutions.com thanks Matt Maples.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2008 18:43:51 | More by WVbeergeek
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PantsOptional

Nevada

4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hands down one of the best stouts on the face of the planet. Pours a deep, dark brown to black coloration with a subtle golden mocha head that leaves little remnant of its presence on the glass. Aroma profile is a rich blend of coffee, dark chocolate, and slight licorice. Taste is beyond comparison. Plenty of dark roasted malt flavor with a definitive hoppy finish to drown the palate in beery ecstasy making the lucky imbiber want to take in more of this delicious nectar. Mouthfeel is one of the best around, not thin but chunky and chewy with lots of texture. Drinkability is surprisingly high. It's not uncommon for me to drink a few of these in a single sitting while enjoying the world go by. Believe it or not, it makes the movie "Bound" even better. And in a way, it is the Jennifer Tilly of the beer world. A sumptuous vixen with legs that don't stop and a mind that keeps you questioning the existence of your very being.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 20:47:25 | More by PantsOptional
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: burnt brown/onyx, finger khaki up+down head,
random patchy lacing

S: dark chocolate, roasted coffee, toffee, nuts aroma
mild sniff of alcohol

T: sweet malt, cacao/dark chocolate, roasted coffee
mild bitter finish

M: med body, smooth/creamy with mild
bubbles on tongue

O: Overjoyed to revisit Deschutes and thrilled
they are now in Chicago area. This is just
an outstanding Stout. Will please Imp Stout, as well.
Would love to keep it in my regular rotation, especially for the Winter
months ahead. 1st Stout I have had in ages and
this crisp (55/Sunny Autumn is perfect pairing).

HEAVENLY; SEEK IT OUT!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 20:37:35 | More by BeerLover99
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erosier

Connecticut

4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L: Pours a deep black color with a medium sized and thick tan colored head that laces the glass all the way down.
S: Smells of deep roasted malts, deep chocolate and coffee aromas as well as some caramelized malts.
T: Tastes like the nose, deep roasted chocolate and black malts, hints of caramel and deep coffee notes all throughout the taste. Finishes very clean.
M: Very clean, smooth, warming, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable, this one was awesome to drink, loved it. World class,all of the aspects of a great stout mixed together in one bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2009 15:26:25 | More by erosier
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azdback

Arizona

4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I drink this every day but never do review. I'm turning over a new leaf and I'm am gonna start reviewing everything I drink.

Poured into a Stone Imperial glass. Black (like it's name) no light penetrates this at all. Very slight brown edges. Two finger head of light brown maybe cappuccino in appearance. Beautiful lace all the way to the end.

The smell is very yummy. Coffee, chocolate malt bomb. Some type of tart fruit like maybe cherry. No alcohol. Perfect for the style.

Well the taste is a lot like the smell but more. Coffee and chocolate very prevalent. Deep roasty flavor. The tart fruit isn't really there. This is for sure The Abyss's baby cousin.

Mouthfeel is great for this style. Stays all the way through. Pretty chewy but not RIS chewy. Frothy feel just like the head.

Since I drink at least 3 or 4 of these a night I have to give a perfect score on this one. The 6.4% might catch up to you in the morning but you'll never guess it while they are going down.

Overall I would say this is my favorite beer of all time. With the amount I have had, the availability, the price, the uses (we use these to mellow the pallet between IPA's), and I usually drink them out of the bottle, so taking them to a party or gathering is easy because you don't need a glass. You can't go wrong. Highly recommended!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 04:28:11 | More by azdback
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N3rdM3t4l

Oregon

4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into standard pint glass. served at fridge temp.

A: Black as black can be with a 2 finger dark tan head that is cloud fluffy and leaves phenomenal lacing. BEAUTIFUL.

S: Dark coffee and sweet roasted barley. Fresh smelling instead of the strong almost dank smell of most stouts. Hops come through perfectly. Best smelling beer I have encountered.

T: WOW! Opens with bittersweet chocolate then fades into that dark coffee. Sweetness from the malt washes over the palate before the back of the tongue is hit with a hefty hop bitterness. Leaves a wonderful roasty aftertaste. This is delicious.

M: At fridge temp it is medium body that is just light enough to invite you back for another drink but hefty enough to say "I'm a stout!" Smooth.

O: Great stout. Not heavy handed in any direction, superb balance. Another huge score for Deschutes. This is now tied with Ninkai's Oatis Oatmeal Stout as my new go to stout. This beer rocks.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 20:58:57 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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Bosazga

Washington

4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I moved to Portland OR metro area in 2003 and always loved how the pacific NW caters to stout lovers... I have drunk a lot of beer in my life (much of it bad), and though I always liked how the microbrew phenomena coincided with my achieving legal drinking age. Sadly, though, the Atlantic seaboard does not carry many dark beers, hence my equal love for IPAs... Back to the review... I'm not a beer geek, but I love well crafted things in general. Deschutes Brewing has always been great with balancing fine beer with mass production (except maybe for JubelAle) and obsidian stout has been at the top of my list for 10 years running. Equal layers of coffee, chocolate , with a slight tobacco and leathery sweetness (yes, I've tasted leather). The mouthfeel is like real maple syrup consistency with a whipped foam coffee aftertaste. Just bitter enough to remind you that bitter is a masculine taste profile. The beer is hearty like a bowl of chunky soup, without the chunks. It drinks likes meal. If you find this on nitro, get it, as it lightens the beer while adding richness. Second only to Alameda black bear on nitro, but tops on a regularly available beer of any kind. I have loved European beer for far longer, but have a difficult time justifying their cost when craft brewers like Deschutes keep it real! This is the best value of any stout on the market, folks. Enjoy it when you can.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-11-2013 19:26:59 | More by Bosazga
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JesseMurdock

Hawaii

4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

this is a terrific stout. a rich aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and toffee. The first flavor is a nice rich coffee combined with unsweetened chocolate followed by a nice slightly yeasted roasted malt taste that stays with you long after you swallow. Rich, smooth, thick mouthfeel. Leaves a velvety feel on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 06:16:05 | More by JesseMurdock
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corey0212

Connecticut

4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another tasty beer from raiser as part of the New Trader BIF Redux!!

Pours a midnight black, with some faint brownish highlights, foamy mocha colored head fading very slowly, with just a few spots of lacing left in the glass. Lots of milk chocolate in the nose, faint coffee, and nice burnt/charred edges. Taste follows right along, just the perfect amount of sweetness, nothing overly bitter. Creamy mouthfeel, medium level of carbonation. This is just plain delicious, and drinkability is completely off the map. Extremely impressive stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 01:46:36 | More by corey0212
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COBeerBuff

Kansas

4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at LiquorMart in Boulder, CO in March...

Appearance: Pours like the darkest time of night. Completely opaque. No light comes through at all. Not even the slight sliver. A nice light brown head that dissipates quickly leaving lots of glorious lacing. Pretty!!!

Smell: Roasted chocolate malts, some hints of coffee and vanilla, some caramels mixed in, but mostly chocolate on the nose.

Taste: Mmmm, malty, heavenly goodness. The smoothness is a bit overwhelming in such a good way. The coffee taste lingers on the back of the tongue, but as quickly as the smooth came, it went and it begs you to take another sip.

Mouthfeel: I believe I already said it's smooth. The chocolate malts shine here and create a very rich, very smooth stout.

Drinkability: At 6.4% ABV, this might be a slightly more sessionable stout. The richness and the complexity of the taste profile challenge you to drink just one. If I had more in the fridge, there would be more going down the hatch tonight. Oh well! All in all, this is one hell of an American Stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2009 23:55:03 | More by COBeerBuff
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NefariousR

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz. glass bottle into a standard pint glass.

A - Pours an intensely dark brown; absolutely no light is passing through here. There is a foamy, tan head of about an inch that mostly dissipated after about three minutes. Left a lacy webbing down the glass.

S - Strong roasted coffee, with some notes of sweet molasses.

T - The roast taste comes through strongly, with an after-taste of sweet malt that sticks to the throat. Almost no perceived bitterness. Quite delicious.

M - Medium-thick, with light carbonation washing over the tongue and throat.

D - A recent discovery for me, and one of my new favorite stouts. I could drink these all night, quite an accomplishment given the moderately high ABV of 6.4% -- getting close to Imperial Stout ranges. Highly reccommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2010 21:28:22 | More by NefariousR
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natemort13

California

4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours an opaque black with a thick dark tan head that sticks around forever (so far at least...). Head is super clingy on the glass.

Notes of strong coffee and dark roasted malts on the nose. Dark chocolate too.

Taste is an incredibly smooth chocolate and coffee stout. The roasted malt comes off as creamy and smooth on my palate. Finish is mildly bitter (similar to the aftertaste of a sip of weak coffee).

Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied but not really sticky like you might expect from such a stout. Really smooths out the roasted coffee flavor.

Overall it's an excellent stout. Picked up a Black Butte XXIII with the Obsidian six pack. Really looking forward to it but that one's gonna age for a bit.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 03:32:33 | More by natemort13
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DavidST

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, best by date if 9/12/12. This pours a pitch black color with a massive Mocha colored head which has a long retention and leaves a lacing. The smells are of Mocha, dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, some hops, excellent. The feel is medium to thick. The taste is amazing, like a bitter mouthful of good espresso, dark chocolate, nice hop bite, this is the best stout which isn't an irs.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 03:22:08 | More by DavidST
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acelin

Kansas

4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tasting glass on tap at the Beer Kitchen in KC.

Pours a dark, dark brown-black with a tan head that leaves loads of lacing all the way down. I could see each sip with a very thick lace. Beautiful! Most perfect appearance, and that is no stretch.

Smell was average, could bring more to the nose. Very roasted notes come through.

The taste is spot on. Perfect stout. Beautiful roasted biscuits, molasses, slight hints of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, cooked oatmeal, dark bread, and even light roast coffee. The hops were more floral than anything else, perfectly balancing out the rich maltiness of this brew.

The penultimate stout.

Deschutes, I want an imperial version of this, now!

Serving type: on-tap

12-14-2012 04:10:06 | More by acelin
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Boilermaker88

California

4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Got home a bit early and got to making dinner by myself. I decided to pop an Obsidian Stout into my Deschutes Black Butte Porter pint glass to fortify myself while putting something together. Obsidian Stout has an appearance that does its name proud: a black color akin to midnight in a cave topped by a two finger chocolate head that looked spread on with a knife. Large quantities of thick lace graced the sides of the glass.
A couple of sniffs revealed a bounty of roasted malt, baker's chocolate, espresso coffee, and a slight floral hops note. A few sips and a longer pull brought forth a host of welcome tastes: bittersweet chocolate, strong, bitter coffee, a well-defined roasted maltiness, and a restrained hops presence in the finish. All these flavors swirl around with a velvety smooth, full feel.
Before I knew it, that pint was gone. Silky smooth, finely balanced between chocolatey sweetness and coffee bitterness, Obsidian Stout is so very easy to drink. Glad I purchased a six-pack as this brew has surpassed Kalamazoo Stout as my favorite stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2003 17:02:51 | More by Boilermaker88
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sockeye101

Washington

4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hands down, one of the best, if not the best, stout I've had...this is up there with the Imperial Stouts in my mind. After a agonizingly slow pour, with the last drizzles of the 12oz bottle oozing out like oil, it left a jet black color with a dense, 2.5 finger tan head. Beautiful. Aroma is very complex with blends of sweetness, alcohol notes, roasted maltiness, coffee, chocolate, a very pleasing mixture. The taste is just as complex as the aroma, but bordering on perfection. First impression is a biting tingling on the tongue with a slight bitterness that fades into a robust earthy toasted malt with splashes of coffee, chocolate and a finishing mild bitterness. And afterall that you have an aftertaste of roasted nuttiness. As it warms it gets even more complex....excellent. Mouthfeel is good, creamy, and complete. I successfully sessioned this at a bbq recently and would recommend to anyone who likes stouts that this is about as easy drinking as it gets :)

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2006 20:46:26 | More by sockeye101
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NCSUdo

Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle; received from ncvbc

A: Pours a dark black under a big brown head. Brown head covers lightly through out, no lace.

S: Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, sweet cream, light coffee, dark fruit.

T: Very well done sweetness settles into a roasted malt and bitterness, a little bit of coffee, maybe hint a touch of very light chocolate and even lighter smoke. Transition from start to finish is just flawless, incredible balance.

M/D: Full bodied and wow, what a smooth, full body. Carbonation does nothing but lend to a smooth, creamy, velvety body. Drinkability is top notch. It's just so damn smooth and easy drinking. By far the best of the style I've ever tasted.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2008 01:10:10 | More by NCSUdo
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Cowboystout

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought in a bottle and poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance - A very nice, just short of one finger head. Tan, foamy but not too foamy, very smooth looking. The color of the beer is completely black, very dark, can't see light through the beer.

Smell - Roasted smell, you can smell chocolate. Slight hoppy smell but not overpowering. Very rich aroma.

Taste - Fantastic taste. The head is foamy and rich and has a mocha taste. The taste of the beer was chocolaty as well with some coffee tinges. Flavors jump out of the glass.

Mouthfeel - Very rich, dry and extremely flavorful.

Drinkability - Great. The rich flavors coupled with the very smooth feel in your mouth makes this a beer that I would drink repeatedly. This beer will be a part of the regular rotation.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 02:29:48 | More by Cowboystout
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rembrant

Ohio

4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Obsidian.

Great name,beautiful bottle,a wonderful Stout,not "Imperial" but close in many ways and more drinkable and affordable than most.
This is...alas...the last bottle of a few I brought from California when moving back east.

I looked at the other reviews after my tasting...any most are quite true. Obsidian has an abundance of subtle details and you may find a new one with each sip. I guess one could get an old or sub par bottle but most folks will find something in here they like a lot.

Look....Black Obsidian. A rich tan head,moreso than typical of a stout,lots of lacing.

Scent....Aromatic and complex,though not ultra intense. Malts + hops are present with traces of fruit,choco,coffee,hickory smoke,Dark brown sugar....

Flavor...The magic is that nearly any flavor you might expect in a Stout from an ace brewer is THERE and if you didn't catch it on this sip,just wait, it's in the next.
The Big dark roasty stuff leads,smooth, not a massive/abrasive sledgehammer but warm and intimate beer sex.
The hoppy touches come soon, with fruits,and deep woods pine,juniper,earthiness.

It all seems in harmony with a lot going on but no single element too dominant. As others note, not a high ABV,and out west,not a brew that's scarce or a budget buster. Alas,of my "Top10 USA Breweries", Deschutes is the one I can't find around here. Yet.

Mouth?feels beefy,substantial the cabonization seems delayed and comes on with the hops and a slight caramel syrup cling for a nice finish.

Drinkable? Hell...if I could GET a bottle, I'd drink it now.

Robust,not a big Alcoh slam,and I like 'em chilled a bit more than recommended for Stouts. It's got ample flavor for that.

Bell's Expedition is the best Big Stout I've found (that's not enhanced by add-ins or barrell) and Obsidian is damn close and just over half the $.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 17:42:34 | More by rembrant
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. Best by 01/21/2011. Thanks to black13 for this one!

(A)- Pours fairly thick and near pitch black with the tiniest hints of burnt sienna. Produced a great fluffy brown head with great retention. Plenty of lacing.

(S)- A good dry roasted backbone with hints of baked bread, molasses, raisin, and the tiniest hint at caramel.

(T)- A righteous roasted profile with a subtle nutty dryness. Bits of molasses, cocoa, raisin, bread, and subtle caramel sweetness.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. Heavily roasted, but has just enough dryness and mellow sweetness to balance it out nicely.

(D)- A superb stout. Has the flavor to back it up and rival some Russian Imperial Stouts out there. A great drinker and just damn tasty. If this was distributed by me, this would always be in my fridge for those brisk fall/winter days. Perhaps THE best American Stout I have had.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 19:12:15 | More by sweemzander
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chicagobeerriot

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is as good as it gets for the style:

Pours espresso brown with a beautifully thick, rocky, mocha-colored head.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a spot-on medium-low carbonation.

On both the nose and the taste buds, rich coffee and molasses are layered on full multigrain biscuit backbone. It's not enough to have "a lot of flavor;" a beer must have those flavors in proper proportion. Obsidian delivers on both counts spectacularly.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 00:26:09 | More by chicagobeerriot
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jbsteiny

Hawaii

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque black with cola-colored highlights; a great initial head with tight bubbles the color of chocolate milk, eventually fades to a ring of small tan bubbles, leaving rings of lace that droop down the glass. Smells of mocha & dark fruit. Malty...

Tastes amazing: roasted goodness; black coffee with a slight char; very dark chocolate; a little nut. Exceptional mouthfeel -- big body, nice carbonation, dry cocoa finish -- and for a 6+ ABV, this is very sessionable for those who don't mind bitterness. Another feather in the cap of Deschutes, and, in my opinion, one of America's greatest stouts.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2007 06:15:42 | More by jbsteiny
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Kemmerlin

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured very dark brown and looking black in the end absorbing all light that tries to go through it. 2 finger width head that was creamy brown in color and stuck around a long time leaving good lacing on the glass (this is the reason for the 5.0 score).

S: Smells of strong malts, slight alcohol, and chocolate which is very common for the style and is why I gave it a 4.0. Some added dimension would be nice.

T: Great taste leaving a very bittersweet chocolate aftertaste but goes in like a milk chocolatey brownies. You can taste the great use of malts and the slight hops inside as well.

M: A little heavy in the mouth but it does not affect the drinkability. There is no dry bitterness to it and everything blends very smoothly.

D: As I said before the drinkability is not affected by the heaviness and it goes down really well. The taste and smell leaves you wanting more which can be very dangerous at the bar. I really enjoyed this one and looking forward to our next meeting.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2008 23:15:04 | More by Kemmerlin
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jamesm7485

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is very nice, a thick dark black pour with a light frothy dark tan head.

Smell is big time roasted malts a smell of coffee beans perhaps

Taste is very nice very upfront with the roasted malts

Mouthfeel is smooth but not dull like some stouts can be

Despite the darkness and abv this is easily a session beer and a regular purchase of mine, just took forever to get around to reviewing it.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 05:46:30 | More by jamesm7485
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solargoat

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pint Glass.
Pitch Black, big frothy dirty head. Looks amazing. Aroma has tons of Roasted malts, hint of sweetness. Creamy, medium to full bodied, balanced, fantastic bittering. Dangerously drinkable, completely blown away by my first Descutes experience.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2009 02:42:33 | More by solargoat
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,347 ratings.