Obsidian Stout | Deschutes Brewery

Obsidian StoutObsidian Stout
BA SCORE
4.2/5
3,891 Ratings
Obsidian StoutObsidian Stout
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:
Alc. by Vol.: 6.4%
IBUs: 55

220 calories per 12 oz serving

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,044
Reviews:
1,155
Ratings:
3,891
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
4.7
 
 
Wants:
577
Gots:
841
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,891 |  Reviews: 1,155
Photo of wordemupg
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle poured into tulip 1/1/13 first beer of the year

A black liquid with a deep cola edge, large and loose mocha foam slowly falls to a thick film leaving some random lace well down the glass

S lots of dark roast but there's some citric hops still shining through, there's some bakers chocolate, raisins and cold coffee with a little sweetness and char coco powder, smells fairly straight forward but its very strong and exactly what a stout should smell like

T again its a great mix of dark roast and hops, the malts a little darker in the mouth, quite rich and tasty I'm pretty stoked with this one

M lighter side of medium bodied with a good level of carbonation, a hoppy char aftertaste lingers quite strong for some time

O great stout going on here, hits all the spots and I could and will drink a few with no issues at all

Big dark roast notes with a hop kick, this is what I look for in a stout and I'm so very stoked to see this at my liquor store, great example of the style

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of vfgccp
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Like the name, the body is a straight obsidian black with a cola halo highlight. Creamy mocha head with nice retention and lace.

S - Somewhat one dimensional nose of medium roast grains. What's there is nice though.

T - Straight forward profile loaded with smooth, creamy roast malt. Touch of char, cream, and caramel.

M - Thick, smooth, medium body.

O - Delicious, simple, well executed. One of the better American Stouts I've had.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Groenebeor
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tasting glass on tap at the Beer Kitchen in KC.

Pours a dark, dark brown-black with a tan head that leaves loads of lacing all the way down. I could see each sip with a very thick lace. Beautiful! Most perfect appearance, and that is no stretch.

Smell was average, could bring more to the nose. Very roasted notes come through.

The taste is spot on. Perfect stout. Beautiful roasted biscuits, molasses, slight hints of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, cooked oatmeal, dark bread, and even light roast coffee. The hops were more floral than anything else, perfectly balancing out the rich maltiness of this brew.

The penultimate stout.

Deschutes, I want an imperial version of this, now!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 3,891 ratings
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