The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by ChillMike:
4.58/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a really dark brown with one of the darkest tan heads I've ever seen and it's not really even lacing as it is a coating....There's hardly part of the glass left untouched. Wow!
S: Smells of coffee, nuts licorice, caramel and molasses. Very nice smell.
T: Wow, where to start....Very dark and smoky tasting. The wild ride this beer takes you through is crazy. Full of nutty, coffee, licorice a hint of caramel and I get just a wee bit of a flash of fruit taste. It leaves with a nice chocolate coffee taste.
One thing I failed to mention, and this is a testament to the beer, it buries the alcohol in an avalanche of flavor.
MF: Full bodied beer that feels just right, thick like a stout should be.
D:The only two things that keep this from being one of the most drinkable beers I've ever had is the cost (roughly 10$ a pop) and the high ABV...other than that this beer has it all.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2008 06:50:08 | More by ChillMike
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4.35/5 rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Vintage 2013 (I know the best after date but I like to try everything fresh first)
Appearance: a pitch black color. completely opaque. two finger tan head that fades slowly and leaves a good strong lacing. extremely viscous and leaves a slickness on the sides. a pretty spot on look for a big stout.
Smell: chocolate, roast, dark fruits. wood, slight smokiness. slight molasses. all these and more are there but its not the strongest and most profuse scent.
Taste: opens up with rich chocolate that mixes with a slight roastiness. lots of woody characteristics, mostly oak and some strong cherry wood are strong. ends with some licorice and slight molasses. also at the end a strong cherry wood and a very slight bourbon comes through. very strong alcohol comes and goes through.
Mouthfeel: extremely viscous and thick. strong alcohol kick and warmth. some bitterness from the roast and alcohol.
Overall: This is a great and complex beer. lots of good flavors but fresh it is very rough. but if you enjoy beers that have harsher tastes, like me, than go for it young. shows great expectations for aging as suggested by the bottle. certainly lives up to its name and reputation. Only thing that is really lacking is the weakness of the smell
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 23:29:05 | More by SportsandJorts
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
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