Obsidian Stout | Deschutes Brewery

3,856 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: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sucked down as dessert after pub food, on tap, over 25 glorious minutes.
The pour hue is deep chocolate with a dark tan head. Blanket lacing. Just enough light goes through to evolve red highlights.
Coffee, smoke, walnut--all tightly bound and understated characterize the scent profile. There's just a whiff of hop pine both at the start of a sniff and in the clean lift of the end of a breath.
The taste profile is stylistically on point and beautifully balanced unlike the majority of these creations. Mocha and toasty nuts hold the center. There's a suggestion of berry. But it's all still beer with a nosey burst of booze and edge of pine hop bitterness on the end.
Silky start with some barley chew. Consistent cream flow. Just right for the style, but a hint of carbonation buzz would be beautiful.
This creature is blended so well and kind to the tongue. Just a dram of extra ethanol would elevate it to near perfection by lifting the nose and adding a warm edge to the flavor and feel.

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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
4.21 out of 5 based on 3,856 ratings.
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