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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:
Alc. by Vol.: 6.4%
IBUs: 55

220 calories per 12 oz serving

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,060
Reviews:
1,159
Ratings:
3,905
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
4.7
 
 
Wants:
577
Gots:
844
Trade:
5
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,905 |  Reviews: 1,159
Photo of nkersten
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Black13 - thanks! Poured into NB globe, opaque black with dark brown edges when held up to light. Thin tan head fades to collar. Smell is spicy hops, roasted malt, some coffee and black patent. Taste is a nice balance of bitter bakers chocolate and spicy hops with dark roasted malts in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lively medium carbonation - a bit bubbly even after a vigorous pour. A very drinkable American Stout, but not my favorite. Definitley gets better as it warms.

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Photo of jh1982
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really dark brown color with brown head. Aroma has dark malt, brown sugar and a good dose of hops. Taste starts with dark sugar, roasted malt and bakers chocolate. Body is quite thin for a stout, carbonation is medium. Overall it's a good stout but nothing to remember.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Fr0stb1te
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pitch black and fairly oily, decent carbonation considering the relatively high viscosity.

S: vanilla, sherry, charcoal, a little oak.

T: smoky bitter charcoal, semi-sweet chocolate, milky coffee

M: low carbonation, medium to full bodied, silky in a chocolate milk kind of way.

D: pretty standard stout. I would expect a little more form Deschutes, but there was nothing wrong with it so I really can't complain.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance had a dark brown/close to black colored body with a two finger off-white/tan foamy head that rises a bit and then drops gently leaving some thick spider web lacing gracing the sides of the glass. The smell has a smokey, woody, espresso, and roasty combined fantastically. The taste took all of those previously mentioned aromas entering a sort of sweetness from some light chocolate and some light vanilla, dry espresso aftertaste, dry sticky finish. On the palate, she sat about a medium, semi-sessionable, carbonation is done very well for its style and for me, becomes slightly creamy. Overall, I would definitely have this one again.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 3,905 ratings
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