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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,562 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,562
Reviews: 946
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 385
Gots: 234 | 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:
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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TickleMeTony

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-05-2014 19:50:35 | More by TickleMeTony
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Bobheed

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-06-2013 16:13:56 | More by Bobheed
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vince4953529

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-15-2011 03:57:52 | More by vince4953529
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Jeremy6566

Arizona

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-01-2013 19:07:19 | More by Jeremy6566
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CaliMark

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-18-2012 00:46:49 | More by CaliMark
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-29-2014 23:20:35 | More by 22Blue
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Mdog

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black, small but firm head.

Smell: Fruity, then coffee.

Taste: Nice chocolate & coffee flavors. Not much of the dark fruits that show up in the smell. A little bitterness in the finish.

Drinkability: A solid stout, I could have a few in a sitting.

A very nice stout from Deschutes here. Not too sweet and not too bitter, very well balanced. A good choice if you're looking for something a little higher octane than Guinness but don't want to go the imperial route.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 23:13:58 | More by Mdog
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-18-2011 23:35:40 | More by lakersfan16
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OgreSanchez

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-28-2013 17:13:53 | More by OgreSanchez
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BingCrosby7

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured jet black and viscous, with a light tan head that retained its carbonation rather well. Nice looking brew.

S - malt, cocoa, roasted light coffee, lightly charred oak. The alcohol was light on the nose.

T - Roasted malt and coffee on the initial taste; very similar to the smell; light on the alcohol, which was a good thing.

M - lightly carbonated and smooth on the palate.

O - This is a very well balanced beer for the most part. The malt and charred qualities sort of overtook the nuance, but the overall effect is still rather good. Great brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 05:40:27 | More by BingCrosby7
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Irrationalist

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-23-2012 05:06:00 | More by Irrationalist
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-26-2014 02:04:15 | More by WDJersey
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Agold

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-17-2011 00:10:27 | More by Agold
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Stouttyme

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-02-2012 01:49:57 | More by Stouttyme
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Andrew644

Idaho

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- black with a dark tan or light brown head.

S- chocoate and roasted malt smell

T- chocolate and the roasted malts blend well to create a flavor where they are both present. A hop presence is noticable but the flavor doesn't come through it is many just to balance the beer out I think.

M- smooth yet slightly crips, it is refreshing.

D- A nice stout, definately worth trying if you like stouts.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 19:15:41 | More by Andrew644
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-12-2011 23:16:06 | More by drummermattie02
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Boilerfood

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-24-2013 03:04:29 | More by Boilerfood
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-24-2011 00:17:42 | More by jophish17
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-25-2012 18:14:08 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Schwillis

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-26-2013 07:02:08 | More by Schwillis
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-14-2011 19:53:15 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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IndyDad

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-27-2013 14:20:50 | More by IndyDad
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jimmyjazzercise

Montana

4/5  rDev -4.8%

10-01-2013 04:45:38 | More by jimmyjazzercise
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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-21-2013 05:51:39 | More by BeerBeast
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black color with a tan head that settles fairly quickly. Aroma is highly roasted, heavy notes of coffee and touches of cocoa. Flavor is chock full of roasted malt goodness, along with lots of unsweetened chocolate type flavor. Mouthfeel is very smooth, some carbonation is noted on the finish, but nothing to write home about.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2007 16:23:15 | More by barleywinefiend
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,562 ratings.