Obsidian Stout | Deschutes Brewery

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

Poured from a bottle into a teku.

A - Beautiful dark murky brown/black. 1 finger tan/brown head.

S - Smoke, charcoal, barbecued wood, cacao, vanilla, brown sugar.

T - Smokey, charcoal, bitter chocolate, slightly sour.

M - Very creamy, perfect amount of carbonation, silky smooth.

O - A nice American Stout. Not overbearing, but hearty and tasty.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a tulip. BB 12/23/13

Pours a pitch black with a big 2 inch or so beige head with great lacing. Smells is of roasted malts and coffee, slightly charred cocoa. Taste is big on the chocolate and malts. Typical taste for a stout, but done very well and is quite enjoyable. medium bodied with medium carbonation. good feel, not too thick or overly syrupy. it fits for the ABV. however the body is a tad light.

overall just a good american stout. nothing too special, but easy drinking and tasty. bonus points for being lower in ABV but tasting just as good as any of the 10%ers. you wont be disappointed here.

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4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep blackish-brown with a two finger cocoa head.

Smells cocoa and coffee. The dark roasted malts definitely come through.

Taste is similar to the nose, dark roast, dark chocolate, and coffee. Some bitterness comes through, though if it is from hops or the dark roasted malts I can't really tell.

Somewhat drying on the tongue.

Overall, a very solid stout. Nothing fancy or exciting here, but everything you'd expect out of a good stout.

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

12 ounce bottle from late 2012 poured into a snifter. Jet black pour with a fingers worth of head.
Smells of chocolate, toasted barley and coffee which dominates
Taste: medium consistency - surprised not thicker. Very smooth with a chocolate and coffee notes shining through but not as smooth as others
Overall its good, would most definitely get again but not seek it out if I can't get it locally

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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 3,936 ratings