The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by GallowsThief:
4.55/5 rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
2011 bottle poured into my tulip. Thanks to Dee from Bobby’s in San Jose. Thanks much my friend.
A- Poured out pitch black with no light to speak of. Nice brown head on top about a finger high. Nice lacing left.
S – Light vanilla, molasses, coffee, roasted malts. Pick of some dark fruit. Also has a bit of a wine like aroma.
T – Strong right out of the gate with a big roasted malt flavor. Vanilla comes through more in the taste. Get some molasses and toffee flavors. Has some dark chocolate bitterness in it. It’s sweet but really not overwhelming at all, it balances some of the bigger flavors. Has a nice cherry like quality as well.
M – Smooth, creamy and just coats the palate. Medium bodied. Ample carbonation. Just nice all the way around. Slight alcohol burn as it made its way down.
O – I am usually disappointed in heavy hype beers but not this one. Its in my favorite style so Im sure I am biased but this is a wonderfully full flavored and complex brew. It is so well balanced and a very easy drinker. I enjoyed every sip and it got better as it warmed.
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2012 00:42:43 | More by GallowsThief
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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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