The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by GreenWBush:
4.88/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Haven't posted a beer review since i've been in Oregon. I suppose this is a good first one. I've been waiting for awhile.
This pours out inky, black as night. Slow gurgles of carbonation. A poolish consistency to the bubbles, zebra stripes of lace on the glass.
Nose is molten milk chocolate, blackstrap molasses, vanilla. Undertones of caramel, maple syrup, heavy cream. Imposing.
Taste is ridiculously smooth and harmonized for such an imposing beer. A sweet, thick, under attenuated fudge bomb blobs up your gullet with all aforementioned aromas caressing your tongue simulataneously. Other than a few booze vapors on the nostrils, this is unbelievably free of alcoholic heat.
Seems nearly formless because of the beautiful craftsmanship. Powerful, amazing. Even at fridge temperature this thing seems warm and uber viscous.
I had planned on grabbing a few bottles of this to age for a long while, but why? This seems nearly perfect the way it is. Enjoy now until 2010.*
*Please disregard the Wine Spectator doucheyness
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2008 06:03:40 | More by GreenWBush
More User Reviews:
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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