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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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3,087 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,087
Reviews: 1,004
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 454
Gots: 411 | 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:
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Within months of the best by date. The blue packaging currently depicted is out of date. An opaque darkness in the glass, but you can see through the pour. I nice fluffy tan head that fades to sticky lacing patterns. The smell is similar to the last bunch of Stouts that I've sampled in that the aroma through the head is different than the surface smell. An agitated whiff reveals a creamy alcohol, like a barrel aged treated product, dark chocolate and caramel that is altogether creamy. Closer to the surface exposes a roasted malt and coffee notes. Lightly carbonated, the mouth feel is medium, but the rich full flavors take you to a heavier place. The flavor is special. A creamy, milky semisweet lightly roasted malt with subtle chocolate and a perfect little grainy coffee and alcohol flavor that lingers really nicely. This is an easy drinker. I'm surprised how much of the 6.4% ABV that you sense in the nose and taste but it's all a pleasure! Highly recommended. Shout out to drumrboy22 for the opportunity.

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Appearance (4.5): Very dark (black) as i expect in a stout, with a wonderful creamy mocha colored head

Smell (4.5): Balanced between chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and slight smokiness

Taste (4.5): As with the nose it is very well balanced between chocolate and roasted malts, with the latter being more so on the palate. There is slight smokiness and a good amount of hop bite at the backend

Mouthfeel (4.25): Medum body; Goes down smooth but perhaps a tad bit too bitter for me in the finish for a stout

Overall (4.5): I ended up buying the Deschutes variety pack because i have been wanting to try this beer for a while now and have not seen it anywhere else. It did live up to my expectations, but considering my indulgence in RISs, it's not quite robust enough. Speaking of robust, this reminds me a lot of the Smuttynose Robust Porter. Still a great regular stout, and one of my favorites in the style.

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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 3,087 ratings.