The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by CommanderOfAwesome:
4.43/5 rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
2012 bottle that had me searching all over hell's half acre for it. Took me several minutes to get through the wax, they take this beer seriously.
A: Pours a black motor oil with a fantastic mouth watering brown dark khaki 1.5 finger head. This beer really shines in the appearance, might be the best barrel aged stout I've seen.
S: Huge barrel notes, oak is prevalent. Chocolate and coffee notes as well. Not all that over powering, or air freshner beer that I like to call. I don't just want to sit and smell this the way I would with a FSW Anniversary, ST Backwater series, or a Victory at Sea.
T: Oh wow, this beer delivers. Thick chocolate, creamy, coffee notes, malty back bone. Sweet finish. Tons of chocolate on this one.
M: Smooth, full bodied, creamy and lasting sweetness.
O: Great beer, worth the hunt, worth the price, will buy again next season.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2012 03:24:25 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
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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
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