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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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Obsidian StoutObsidian Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,652 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,652
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 401
Gots: 263 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-01-2013 14:43:43 | More by tpaetow
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

09-30-2013 03:24:58 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

09-30-2013 02:01:40 | More by 2Xmd
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

09-29-2013 14:44:01 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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CHickman

New York

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%

Pours pitch black color with a creamy 2 finger tan head that faded very slowly leaving great foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of oats, coffee, toasted grains, molasses, cocoa powder, lemon zest, caramel, light floral hops, charcoal and crackers; the roasted grains and chocolate in the nose has a sweetness that is like an espresso with a hint of hops. Nice rich stout nose that means business and is near perfect for the style.

Flavor is just like the nose, with chocolate, oats, coffee, toasted grains, molasses, cocoa powder, lemon zest, caramel, light floral hops, charcoal, citrus hops, herbs, burnt crackers and a sweet smoky flavor like a coffee left over a campfire until it was burnt. Strong coffee, dark chocolate and bitter citrus hops mix for a sweet and yet bitter stout that is quite smooth and well balanced while remaining bold and full of rich flavors.

Mouthfeel is on the thin feeling side yet heavy at the same time as it slides down smooth with a medium to heavy body, average to light carbonation and a chewy bitter finish that is like a lightly hopped Starbucks coffee.

Each sip is very tasty and complex and overall this was a damn good stout that was extremely easy to drink. Dangerously drinkable due to the 6.4% ABV and a definite recommendation.

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Washington

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

09-28-2013 23:36:58 | More by Beerriver
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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,652 ratings.