The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Ratings: 4,125 | Reviews: 1,596 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by GoreStorm:
4.7/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - jet black, no lightening in color around the edges whatsoever, the head looks like caramel that you that i could dip popcorn in for caramel corn. good head retention, a handsome beer.
S - i didn't even have to raise the glass to my nose to get a strong wiff of sweet and roasty malt, on further inspection i smell coffee and chocolate as well.
T - starts off with a the roasted malt, then i get a some sweetness and chocolate and coffee flavors in the middle before a super long and balanced roasty and bitter finished. exceptional balance. he high ABV is masked very well.
M - a tad syrupy, but smooth and nice.
D - i would never turn one of these down, however, after a couple of rounds could become satiating due to the thickness....i should stop and say that the high alcohol would limit me...but in all seriousness i wouldn't think about it.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2008 22:41:40 | More by GoreStorm
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4.33/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Big thanks to BubalooBrewMaster for this one.
2013 Reserve.Pours a pitch black color with a 1/2 inch of dark brown head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is a great mix of oaky vanilla, cherry, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate and earth. The taste is more dark chocolate and coffee along with molasses and roasted malts. Nice notes of dark cherry, oak and vanilla throughout. Some boozey oak at the finish with more hints of cherry and earth as well a chocolate syrup. Velvety, slick mouthfeel with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a lot going on with this beer. I would love to try one with some age on it but it's hard to imagine it any better than this. Overall, outstanding beer I'm glad I finally got to try.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 02:44:58 | More by PicoPapa
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,125 ratings.