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:
#1,141
Reviews:
1,169
Ratings:
3,963
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
4.7
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate/black with one and a half finger width of creamy mocha head. Nice lacing and head retention.

Smell - Roasted malts, barley, hint of espresso/coffee bean, dark chocolate.

Taste - All the aromas come through in the flavour with bold intensity and roasted taste. Great bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Touch of smoothness.

Overall - A well-crafted and flavourful stout from Deschutes. I really enjoyed the bitterness from the espresso/coffee bean and it makes this brew a real stand-out.

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

From notes, 7/16/11. This is such a tasty stout. It’s got a big, rich combination of roast, chocolate and coffee, all backed up by some caramel. The body is creamy and smooth. It’s fairly bitter, which helps tone down the malt sweetness. Black body with a mocha head. Bubbles stick all over the glass prettily. It drinks easily, despite all of the flavor. Good stuff. Edit: Tried from a nitro tap. Excellent beer for nitro. Smooth and creamy. Not quite as much flavor, though.

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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 3,963 ratings