Obsidian Stout | Deschutes Brewery

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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:
#1,168
Reviews:
1,172
Ratings:
3,972
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
4.7
 
 
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Photo of andrewshug
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trboley
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bluehende
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nobel96
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Warren2621
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hreb
3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle best before 08/01/18. I've been drinking these for years, how have I never reviewed Obsidian Stout before? Is it because I confuse Obsidian Stout with Black Butte Porter? Served in a chalice.

Beer oprus black with a medium brown head which falls before too long. Aroma is wickedly nice, with loads of roasted barley, burnt toast, and hazelnuts. Flavor is bold, with a presence of bitter baking chocolate but a tinge of hops in the finish. Served cold I'm finding the carbonation too aggressive for the style, although it does keep this big American Stout from feeling heavy.

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Photo of JoeLev
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For 6.4%, this is damn good. No coca cola flavors or texture at all. Smooth chocolate notes like the Hipster barista you passed out next to makes during her waking hours. A little bit of roast... yeah, it’s ok. I guess I was crazy to think I would find FIS quality in a lower ABV stout. Good, a lil thin, but solid.

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Photo of cliffjord
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tradershmulie
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of drunkenotaku
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.81/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TJsmither
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Duncian
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edc20
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Heavy drink (220 calories!). Exactly like you expect a stout to be, bitter, dark, espresso like burnt flavor definitely present. Tastes slightly more carbonated than a typical stout, whcih i like.

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

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3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 3,972 ratings