Obsidian Stout | Deschutes Brewery

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4.19/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Deep, robust and richly rewarding, this is beer to linger over. Obsidian has distinct notes of espresso, chocolate, roasted malt and black barley, with just enough hop bite to cut the sweetness.

IBUs: 55

220 calories per 12 oz serving

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,233
Reviews:
1,184
Ratings:
4,020
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
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587
Gots:
903
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Photo of bigbutter
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtollefson
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of breakakeg
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

O-M-G!

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Photo of Hotcupofclark
3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like beer, coffee, women all the same; smooth, bold, and strong. This stout definitely answers all of these.

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Photo of CMC73
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Midnight black, finger tall, beige creamy head that slowly recedes and has good lacing.

Aroma is very pungent of dark chocolate, licorice, toffee, coffee, and dark fruit. Notes of roasted nuts and toast, along with vanilla.

Much like the smell. Taste has piney hops upfront, bitter aftertaste. Roasted nuts and toast, dark chocolate complements the hops and other malts. Feels somewhat smooth.

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Photo of Brennan27
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark chocolate, coffee, roastiness.
Very balanced and a solid easy to find beer.

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Photo of Rootscipio
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AllOfTheCats
3.43/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle bb 2/18/19 poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 6.4% ABV 55 IBU. The beer pours black with chocolate tan colored head. The head recedes to a film and leaves a few spots of lacing. The aroma is pleasant with dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of dark fruit. The taste is roasty malts with more chocolate and coffee ending in a roast driven medium bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. I'm not getting any hop presence, except a bit of earthiness in the finish. Overall, very good. A touch one dimensional with the roasty, bitter notes, but well made and pleasant. It would most likely mellow as it approached it's bb date.

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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black with a beige.
This beers is a lot about the roastiness. Some cocoa, some coffee, some nutiness.
The hopiness is interesting and shows some resinous and earthiness

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3/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinMc
3.56/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Olesjm
3/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Greener
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eppCOS
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Black as death, foamy head retention nice top glass lacing. Proper
S - Interesting and alluring bitter dark chocolate aroma, with strong roast, a little coffee whiff.
T - Solid but falls a little after 3 months in the bottle, loses some of the strong flavor
F - Good carbonation, stays prickly on the mouth, without being dominant
O - Still one of the better stouts out there by a major American brewery, and perhaps one of THEIR best beers at Deschutes. Not too many other D beers turn me on anymore, but this one is an exception.

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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 4,020 ratings