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Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,530 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,530
Reviews: 944
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 385
Gots: 227 | 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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mkennedy119

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-11-2014 22:02:32 | More by mkennedy119
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MiScusi

California

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle. A deep opaque black with a bubbly thin head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of roasted and black malts, and maybe cascade hops?, somewhat musty/sour. Taste is of heavy rostiness and coffee. Not too viscous, but has nice body. Carbonation is about medium. The flavor definitely carries this one with strong coffee character along with a fairly mild bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2006 18:10:05 | More by MiScusi
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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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vcoggins

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

10-22-2012 00:47:11 | More by vcoggins
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-01-2013 00:43:07 | More by craftbeerasian
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

10-30-2013 00:15:43 | More by StArnoldFan
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-05-2013 16:42:59 | More by Nightrain87
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Docrock

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-14-2014 04:39:00 | More by Docrock
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Irrationalist

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-23-2012 05:06:00 | More by Irrationalist
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: 16 oz nitro into a pint glass

Haven't had this since Philly Beer Week. Just as good as I remembered it being. Starts off with a fingers width crown that quickly dissipates while leaving more than enough evidence of it's former presence. Chocolat, toffee nose. Nice smoothe mouthfeel with the usual suspects regarding flavors you'd expect from this type of stout. A fine example of what makes Deschutes a premier stout brewer.

Serving type: nitro-tap

08-02-2011 18:29:48 | More by Retail1LO
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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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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-26-2014 10:59:51 | More by DanGeo
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Maillard

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

09-07-2013 09:29:00 | More by Maillard
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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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Unchi

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-07-2011 17:40:54 | More by Unchi
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Smurf2055

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-08-2013 06:12:26 | More by Smurf2055
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

09-24-2013 23:50:16 | More by Erik-P
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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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sukwonee

Washington

5/5  rDev +19%

12-22-2011 23:44:46 | More by sukwonee
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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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videofrog

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

05-08-2012 04:02:28 | More by videofrog
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BJasny

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-10-2012 02:54:37 | More by BJasny
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate/black with one and a half finger width of creamy mocha head. Nice lacing and head retention.

Smell - Roasted malts, barley, hint of espresso/coffee bean, dark chocolate.

Taste - All the aromas come through in the flavour with bold intensity and roasted taste. Great bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Touch of smoothness.

Overall - A well-crafted and flavourful stout from Deschutes. I really enjoyed the bitterness from the espresso/coffee bean and it makes this brew a real stand-out.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 04:30:04 | More by leaddog
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JSchock7

Kansas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-21-2013 07:01:11 | More by JSchock7
Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,530 ratings.