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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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Obsidian StoutObsidian Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,647 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,647
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 401
Gots: 261 | 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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DerwinWentworth

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-27-2012 21:42:58 | More by DerwinWentworth
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klewis

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%

Thanks to markgugs for this one.

A: Pours dark brown with a thick foamy head. Good sustain with tons of lacing.

S: Aromas of rich chocolate and toffee.

T: Smooth earthy flavor of burnt oak with hints of bitter chocolate and coffee. Slightly astringent, but in a good way. Full-flavored, yet in some ways, subtle.

M: Smooth and medium-light bodied with light carbonation.

D: Overall, this is a damn nice stout. Get some.

03-05-2007 21:41:33 | More by klewis
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joecast

Australia

3.9/5  rDev -7.1%

Happy thanksgiving! Starting off right.

Obsidian is right. The name suits this beer. Head is a bit thin but on the darker side. Nice lacing.
Light aroma mainly of roast and coffee beans. Maybe a touch of alcohol.
Robust stout flavors. A bit of dark chocolate with lots of roasted malts.
Fits nicely with the milder porter and this stout as two excellent dark beers. I prefer the porter, but this a great beer in its own right.

11-22-2012 21:13:03 | More by joecast
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

05-01-2014 22:40:43 | More by MikeWard
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wiltznucs

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-20-2014 19:55:51 | More by wiltznucs
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-28-2013 14:47:25 | More by lunarbrew
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-22-2013 02:34:35 | More by DangerDawg
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hwwty4

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%

Received in a generous trade from bennetj17. Thanks a million.

Poured a 12oz bottle into a Chimay Chalice. Poured a dark black with light mahogany tones around the edges when held up to the light. Had a thin mocha head that vanished quickly. Taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, and creamy coffee. There is a slight astringent taste at the finish. Mouthfeel is more medium bodied then full with just a little carbonation. One of the better stouts on the market.

01-14-2008 19:00:37 | More by hwwty4
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-19-2013 02:27:39 | More by comfortablynirm
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fox227

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-04-2012 23:05:28 | More by fox227
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-28-2011 06:24:18 | More by AlexChillton
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woodchip

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-23-2013 16:29:46 | More by woodchip
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-19-2013 14:15:13 | More by drgonzo2k2
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tswater

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

05-12-2013 03:07:12 | More by tswater
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

10-30-2013 00:15:43 | More by StArnoldFan
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +19%

07-14-2012 04:09:22 | More by ssjkyle
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Rihup

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-27-2013 01:26:23 | More by Rihup
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-20-2013 04:31:15 | More by BYOFB
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-17-2013 05:10:10 | More by BUNZILLA
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

05-17-2013 16:29:23 | More by tedho21
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July2Nov

Hawaii

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-05-2014 22:29:42 | More by July2Nov
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WritersBlock

Texas

5/5  rDev +19%

09-06-2012 23:16:50 | More by WritersBlock
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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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ToddHolder

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-11-2013 01:38:32 | More by ToddHolder
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fthegiants

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-31-2014 02:52:36 | More by fthegiants
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,647 ratings.