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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
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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
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

12 oz bottle poured into a HOTD tulip.

Appearance- Black body with a thick tan head. Lots of lacing. 4/5

Smell- Milk chocolate and coffee. Some roasted malts and bits of earthy hop aroma. 4/5

Taste - Just the opposite of the smell. Coffee first then milk chocolate. After that a earthy hop bitterness comes out. 4/5

Mouthfeel- Thick and a little chalky at the end. 4/5

Overall- Very solid Stout. Easy to find and good price point. 4/5

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

08/20/05- Purchased at Andronico's Market in San Francisco, CA

Presentation- 12oz undated bottle. Poured into my Hangtown Brewery pint glass.

Appearance- Black as obsidian pour with a 1/2 inch dirty brown head and very light lace.

Smell- Very roasty smell with maybe a touch of dark chocolate. You really have to get your nose in there and take a few good whiffs to detect anything.

Taste- This bad boy is one of the darkest stouts I have ever tasted. Kinda like sucking on some charcoal without the lighter fluid flavoring. Kind of a woody taste as well. You get a really quick hit of sweetness and then it turns to a nice bitter and burnt flavor. A nice amount of smoke as well.

Mouthfeel- A bit overly carbonated for a stout, but not too bad. Not really the thickness of an upper notch stout as well.

Drinkability- A very easy drinking stout. If you like your stouts dark, grab one of these.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Thanks to grub for sharing this bottle, its a treat!

Pours a very opaque black, red edges, thin tan head, settles to a nice ring, lace spots on the glass, looks like a stout. Smell is sweet, toffee and chocolate, some dark fruits, licorice, bit of spice, very malty, the fruitiness adds a different touch. Taste is sweet, chocolate and licorice through the middle, some roast, cherries, toffee, bit of a weak finish but nice flavours in the beginning. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, nice smooth stout. Very drinkable. Thanks Russ!

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

Poured not too cold, in a goblet, leaving most of a thin yeast layer behind. Opaque black, but coffee brown at edges when held against light. Thick tan head. Smells like chocolate cake, buttery toffee, blackberries, vanilla, hint of mollases.

Rich roasted malt: bittersweet chocolate, coffee, molasses. Some fruit, butter, and hops. Somewhat bitter, well balanced.

Creamy mouthfeel. Most head dissipates eventually, but can be revived a little bit by a swirl.

Good stuff.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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