The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Fux:
4.85/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A: Very thick beverage. Very dark color with a dark thick head which fades quickly.
S: Incredible nose. This is a true fall in the abysses. Complexity is extraordinary. Roasted, dark chocolate, dark fruits, soaked red fruits, bourbon, vanilla, sweet finish on bitter chocolate and caramel malts.
T: More incredible than the nose if possible. Roasted, toasted, dark chocolate, huge presence of the bourbon and the vanilla, fruity (same as the nose), wooden, finish on the bitter chocolate which settles very slowly on the long-term.
M: Skillful blend of sweetness, deepness, balance and length on the palate.
O: Tasted for dessert with a home-made brownie after a huge, massive dinner. This exceptional beer has been the icing on the cake of this evening.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2012 14:19:25 | More by Fux
More User Reviews:
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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