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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,587 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,587
Reviews: 946
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 394
Gots: 241 | FT: 9
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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MorSlaught

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

09-05-2013 03:09:04 | More by MorSlaught
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Aitkend

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -28.6%

09-04-2013 01:13:11 | More by Aitkend
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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

4/5  rDev -4.8%

09-03-2013 20:15:59 | More by IDABEERGUY
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thebeeler

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

09-03-2013 06:54:08 | More by thebeeler
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LoveStout

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

09-02-2013 17:18:56 | More by LoveStout
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-02-2013 14:45:26 | More by jkane101
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mactrail

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Oxford Suites hotel in Portland. Really dark stuff. It's a Guiness black color, but a very different kind of brew. Some beige foam in the pint shaker. Spritzy mouthfeel. Some blackened grain flavors along with the warm, roasted malt. The sweet malt a thoroughly mellow base with the charred barley providing a pleasant balance.

This seems like a pedestrian dark beer at first sip, but it grows on you. Extremely drinkable with a lot of fat malty flavors. I'll have to get a six of the bottles. This seems like a flavorful, easy to drink brew to have around.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2013 04:47:00 | More by mactrail
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MikeRice1969

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.8%

09-02-2013 03:25:54 | More by MikeRice1969
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

09-01-2013 19:41:34 | More by EJJ1848
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WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

09-01-2013 08:12:13 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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kbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-31-2013 20:56:01 | More by kbrown
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nloyless

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-31-2013 19:08:25 | More by nloyless
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gator79

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-31-2013 10:40:36 | More by gator79
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-30-2013 17:52:36 | More by Bunuelian
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bef126

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-30-2013 04:06:32 | More by bef126
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beercatbrew

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19%

08-29-2013 22:04:18 | More by beercatbrew
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-29-2013 17:41:35 | More by GraduatedCashew
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CowsandBeer

Kansas

4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Six pack purchased from Fleming Place Wine & Spirits in Topeka, KS. Bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Best by date of 10/14/2013.

Appearance: 2 fingers of light brown colored head. Looks thick and creamy. Black body with some reddish highlights when held up to the light. Left some great lacing. A nice cap remained while drinking the beer.

Smell: Roasted coffee beans and dark milk chocolate. Like a slice of chocolate coffee cake. Brown sugar and caramel. A bit of bitterness. Some green hops. Great nose.

Taste: Follows the nose with those roasted coffee and creamy chocolate notes. Some citrusy hop bite at the end with a bit of bitterness. Very little heat.

Mouthfeel: The lower carbonation gave it a really nice creamy mouthfeel. The body itself though seemed thinner and more "watery" than I expected.

Overall: A great looking stout. Especially impressive was the nice cap the head was reduced to. Like a cappuccino. Impressive nose with that nice, medium roasted coffee smell. I felt like the body could have been a bit more, well, "stout." It was a little too slick and thin for my liking. Though the carbonation was perfect. That aside a great American stout that would go well with most desserts. In my case a cake doughnut.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 02:50:25 | More by CowsandBeer
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pastramionrye7

Germany

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-29-2013 02:00:33 | More by pastramionrye7
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joeseppy

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pitch black with a low retention head.

Faint aromas of chocolate, coffee and roast.

Roast malt and grain step forward and finish with a metallic tasting hop. Not very sweet at all.

Mouthfeel all the way through is very silky, velourish and creamy.

Never had such an incredible mouthfeel fall so one dimensional. Aroma was muted and taste was off-set with a metallic taste, cold draft to even warmed up. Mehhh. Feels more like a porter or even pretty close to their Black Butte Porter. Sowwy!

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2013 00:31:11 | More by joeseppy
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kraticus41

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

08-24-2013 02:50:47 | More by kraticus41
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freemanj

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-23-2013 02:50:12 | More by freemanj
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C_S

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-22-2013 17:03:06 | More by C_S
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SGToliver

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-22-2013 16:44:10 | More by SGToliver
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omnibusfilms

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-22-2013 02:35:23 | More by omnibusfilms
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,587 ratings.