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Obsidian Stout | Deschutes Brewery

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3,915 Ratings
Obsidian StoutObsidian Stout

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Alc. by Vol.: 6.4%
IBUs: 55

220 calories per 12 oz serving

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz to a pint glass, best by 3/18/14

Pours black with about a finger of khaki colored foam. Not any transparency when held to a lamp, shades of brown on the sides and bottom though. Head receded sorta quick, lacing is okay

Smells of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, smoke, dark fruit, vanilla, and a little bit of alcohol. Not super complex by any means, but a solid smelling stout

Taste is strong coffee and dark chocolate malts, cherry and dark fruits, vanilla, and heavy smoke on the finish. Comes together well

Medium/thick body, dry and sticky finish. Really bitter, alcohol concealed well

Overall nothing fanatical, but a solid stout

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours slick and jet black with a thin and tempting layer of a mixture of dark brown and creamy beige foam.

Old coffee grounds, dark chocolate, roast, and some very subtle fruitiness.

The coffee comes out much better in the flavor than in aroma, roasted chocolate malts, dark fruit notes are still apparent but subtle, some slight smokiness.

Heavy-bodied, light-medium carbonation, slick, slightly chewy, hefty.

Overall, this is hands down one of my favorite American Stouts. Solid all around.

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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 3,915 ratings
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