The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Fenris244:
4.47/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
2010 vintage poured into my Jester King snifter
Pours black with a thin toffee colored head, the beer certainly lives up to it's name. No light looks like it's getting through this beer.
Coffee comes through well with chocolate and caramel accenting, a bourbon and oak smell is pretty strong too. Cherry aroma is also present as well as some toffee.
Very complex and very very good. Strong coffee and caramel up front followed by a smokey oak note, licorice flavor comes through on the finish as well as a bourbon, cherry and coffee after taste, the alcohol shows itself by heating up every thing it touches after a while but it's muted very well by all of the flavors coming through.
Heavy in body and very smooth and creamy, low carbonation accents the creaminess. Very drinkable though it took me a good ten minutes to get my nose out of the glass and take a sip! A great sipping beer and certainly worthy of the esteem it's given.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2011 04:18:52 | More by Fenris244
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4.65/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Opened on 7/21/14 and poured into Westbrook Snifter. Not often am I moved to write a review but this was surprisingly delicious.
S: mostly molasses and caramel. smell was a let down compared to the taste...was totally expecting a dextrose bomb
T: a nice amount of coffee, chocolate and ending with a nice amount of roast. the bitterness of the finish really balances the brew out so it’s not overly sweet or cloying.
M: chewy and perfectly carbonated. this was one of the highlights of the brew as it’s perfectly carbed and chewy.
O: I really enjoyed this. Barrel Aged beers had recently been letting me down. Too much cloying sweetness and not enough roast and bitter finish. This was a wonderful reminder of how delicious BA stouts can be.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 00:28:31 | More by dsigmon
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
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