The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by AlCaponeJunior:
4.45/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Epic 420th review!
2010 vintage received in yet another great trade with pitasoup. Thanks man!!
For the style this one looks quite good. Black, completely so, with a nice dark brown head that lasted a bit, leaving plenty of lacing.
Smell is of plenty of dark, roasty and burnt malts, licorice, dark fruits, anise. Wood and bourbon are also present.
Taste is damn spectacular, I dare say the perfect tasting American Double stout has been found! Bold roasted malts and ample bourbon come through first, followed by tangy anise and licorice, woody notes, vanilla, and dark fruits. There's some dark chocolate and espresso notes in there too. Extremely complex, flavorful and delicious. A bit of alcohol comes through, but this is expected for the style and ABV.
Mouthfeel is very thick, smooth, with silky carbonation and a lingering bitterness. Alcohol warms on the way down.
Drinks quite well. A damn fine beer that's fully worthy of all the hype. It's on my "always wants" list on my profile from now on.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2011 20:14:12 | More by AlCaponeJunior
More User Reviews:
4.79/5 rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
2007 Vintage poured into snifter.
Jesus where to start... The appearance was pitch black, light caramel lacing didn't last long. Didn't need to. Smell was dark smoky malty molassesy bourbony goodness. There was a strange 'briney' smell that burned a little. Don't know how to explain it. Capers? Also some tartness, cranberries, cherries maybe. Taste was huge and complex. Cherries, dark chocolate, molasses, oak in the back. Insanely pleasant aftertaste that lingered forever. Mouthfeel is something I'm still not adept at critiquing, it was lightly carbonated and pleasant. This is the single best beer I've ever had. That may change in the future, but I'm happy to have gotten to experience such an expertly aged beer that was meant for such.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 03:33:55 | More by CrossSideTop
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,614 ratings.