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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,522 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,522
Reviews: 944
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 384
Gots: 224 | 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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dubmax

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-27-2013 20:39:38 | More by dubmax
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Greels

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-27-2013 17:19:09 | More by Greels
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-27-2013 15:21:10 | More by Boston_Steve
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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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alaimoa

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle from late 2012 poured into a snifter. Jet black pour with a fingers worth of head.
Smells of chocolate, toasted barley and coffee which dominates
Taste: medium consistency - surprised not thicker. Very smooth with a chocolate and coffee notes shining through but not as smooth as others
Overall its good, would most definitely get again but not seek it out if I can't get it locally

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 11:53:56 | More by alaimoa
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tree777

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-27-2013 04:00:29 | More by tree777
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TwoTrees

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-25-2013 20:56:57 | More by TwoTrees
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Jeckel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

07-25-2013 19:14:22 | More by Jeckel
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-25-2013 17:50:46 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-25-2013 06:56:20 | More by Dirtinabottle
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-25-2013 04:09:47 | More by carrollmel7
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured to a very nice deep, robust and rich creamy foamy head topping this very good roasted malt and black barley beer giving way to notes of coffee. A definite beer to buy again and enjoy. Very similiar to Guiness Foreign Extra but not quite the bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 23:12:28 | More by Segelstrom
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elcrawl

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-24-2013 03:11:15 | More by elcrawl
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beergil

Montana

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-23-2013 22:46:06 | More by beergil
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MrDave

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-23-2013 20:29:03 | More by MrDave
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TheBeerDog

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-21-2013 21:07:44 | More by TheBeerDog
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JSchock7

Kansas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-21-2013 07:01:11 | More by JSchock7
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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-21-2013 05:51:39 | More by BeerBeast
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ranger7

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up from Central Market on sale.
From the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy dark brown-to-black brew. Tan head sticks to glass.

S - Roasted chocolate and coffee smell.

T - Chocolate front with coffee bean bitter finish.

M - Smooth and thin. Little carbonation that lessens quickly

Summary - Pretty nice stout. I've liked some other stuff from Deschutes, but this is definitely now one of my favorites of theirs. Typically, I will enjoy a stout if it refrains from pounding me with its roasted-ness. This one has just the right amount to be enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 04:00:10 | More by ranger7
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da_beers

Florida

4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Beautiful oil black with one and a half fingers of an awesome tan, bubbly head. This is what you want your stout to look like!

S - Deep dark, chocolaty, coffee - like a mocha. Has a syrupy smell to it. I get walnuts as well. Smells like walking into an old coffee shop with oaken walls.

T - Great taste. It hits with this great bitterness from the hops. It has this great nuttiness as well. Chocolate at the end, but very faint, as well as the coffee was bigger than the taste.

M - Has a sharpness from the bitterness. Medium bodied. Close to full bodied, but a touch lite. Has good drinkability and the lowish carbonation is spot on.

O - Was very excited for this one. My first form Deschutes. Nose was huge! Taste a little below that. I would recommend to anyone, especially those who love a less smooth stout. Spot on with the bitterness and hops!

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 02:08:35 | More by da_beers
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forestkcary

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-18-2013 19:30:18 | More by forestkcary
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-18-2013 05:37:04 | More by DerekMorgan
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

5/5  rDev +19%

07-18-2013 03:03:00 | More by Mullinger1980
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MIrvine

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-17-2013 23:32:53 | More by MIrvine
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Evans_Tucker

Texas

3/5  rDev -28.6%

07-17-2013 20:43:11 | More by Evans_Tucker
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,522 ratings.