Obsidian Nitro Stout | Deschutes Brewery

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Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by KYGunner on 11-02-2014

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Ranking:
#7,772
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
125
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
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Photo of Demi
3.13/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jvillefan
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dovers
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arrowsmith_
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz draft pour into a pint glass boasts an infinitely deep, dark, black body and floats a persistent 1/4in light cream colored cap of tightly compacted tiny bubbles and coats the glass with erratic spidery lacing.

Aroma is cocoa leaning roast malt, with a coffee back and the flavors match.

Mouthfeel is a perfectly soft, creaminess expected of a nitro presentation.

Overall, a solid stout on nitro.

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Photo of Nosquatch
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Budlum
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AmishLightning
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mike22ne
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BCborn
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of parkwood
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hyhat
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kell50
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a brown nitro head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee, and mild chocolate. Tastes of bitter roasted malts, slightly burnt coffee, spices, and some mustiness. Very creamy mouthfeel with a medium-heavy body. Overall it's still a great beer. One of the better affordable stouts out there.

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Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnlatona
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16oz glass at Beer Revolution - a nitrogenated version of this brewery's famous stout.

This beer appears a mildly red-tinted black colour, with one skinny finger of puffy, very finely foamy, and well creamy tan head, which leaves some stellar webbed and frilly lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of lightly roasted caramel malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, rich cafe-au-lait, a tinge of anise spice, and very tame earthy, leafy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, some candied dark orchard fruitiness, waning medium chocolate notes, day-old coffee, English cream, and more well understated earthy, musty, and dead floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is actually quite laid-back in its quotidian frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally rather smooth, with a genial creaminess there from the get-go. It finishes on the sweet side, but moderated by ash, fruit, and hops alike.

Overall, this is merely a smoother and creamier version of the base brew, which is always a good thing, I suppose, even if it makes me wonder at the reason for this entry here in the first place, i.e. does the gas component necessitate a new listing?

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Obsidian Nitro Stout from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 125 ratings