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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,729 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,729
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 406
Gots: 282 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

gdbe3r, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of MadCat
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice black color with good light brown head with great lacing

Smell: Good roasted malts, with some sweetness to it

Taste: Good malt sweetness, with some bitterness from roasted malts, some fruitiness, nice earthy hops, a little bit of coffee

Mouthfeel: Full body, light carbonation, very smooth and creamy

Overall: This is a fantastic brew, definitely a must try for anyone who gets the opportunity

MadCat, Aug 14, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%

mt2mtl, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Wobbly, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Dan_Metcalf
4.79/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow.

I am not usually a fan of stouts. This is a extremely wonderful surprise and a absolutely WONDERFUL beer. I'm a hefe, witbeer, type of guy (but my tastes are changing, I recently tried a APA that I actually liked!)

With that being said, if you're wanting to try a stout, and are afraid to do so, this is the beer to try. It makes Guinness take like absolute trash. And I'm serious. It's like comparing Bud Light to a Belgian Trapist. A damn near perfect blend of hops and malts in this stout that is black as night. I held it up to a 100 watt bulb. ZERO light penetration. This beer is a black hole of good flavors, it sucks up all things wonderful you'd expect in a stout, and obliterates that bad.

The only thing (and this is truly minor) is its mouthfeel. I tend to like a stout a bit less "liquid"... when I think stout, I almost think I should be chewing the beer, not sipping it. My favorite beer for mouth feel is Köstritzer Schwarzbier.

If you're looking to venture out and try a stout, and you're a bit afraid to do so. Don't be afraid to try this stout. If you don't like this stout. You wont like ANY stouts.

Dan_Metcalf, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Aaron_Kerkvliet, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

therainman, Aug 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

KevChiTown, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

thedankness, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

zachattack555, Aug 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

Eagleyes, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Helgy, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Beardo, Aug 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

Jburnsm, Aug 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

HB-Beersnob, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Berls_McSquirrels, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Bowers-Brew, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

sharkboy, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

dkboston, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

dpkpr, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Big_Dave, Aug 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

RandyPuckett, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

bmaxtothemax, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Elicoleman, Aug 06, 2014
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,729 ratings.