Obsidian Stout | Deschutes Brewery

Obsidian StoutObsidian Stout
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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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to fitzIPAtrick for handing this off to me.

A: Pours a very very dark brown, bordering on black. Nice frothy one and a half finger caramel colored head. Retention holds with nice lacing down the sides.
S: Roasted malt and barley right out of the gate. Nice sweetness of chocolate and caramel. Great smelling.
T/M: Roasted barley and chocolate malt dominate this brew. Burnt coffee notes that have a slight bitterness to them continue into the aftertaste. Slight milkyness that's coupled by a smoothness. Soft on the palate with a slightly dry finish. There's a bit of sweetness in this brew, but it's subdued. Good body with a perfect level of carbonation. Damn tasty brew--could be my winter staple if I was able to get it on a frequent basis.
D: A session stout at it's finest even with the slightly higher abv. Smooth and silky, this brew has what it takes.

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Holy smacks! This was on nitro-tap at Vine St. Pub in Denver, CO. This place has Mountain Sun house beers with guest taps...a nice mix.

Pours a black, rich beer. Nitro gives the foamy white head a nice completeness and contrast to the body. Much like the famous Guinness pour. Head stays throughout at 1 finger.

Coffee aroma, dark chocolate and roasted bread. Lovely.
Coffee aroma settles a bit in the taste. More dark chocolate comes out towards the end. Dark fruits blended well (some plum, prune, raisin).
Darn smooth. Very easy drinking. A touch sharp in the middle.
very nice nitro version

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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 91.8% out of 100 with 3,882 ratings
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