The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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4.95/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
2010 Vintage. Poured into a Portsmouth Tulip.
A- Pours a deep and dark black body with an ever so slight reddish hue around the edges. Nice 2-finger coffee colored head that last for a while before falling to a pretty thick cap. Absolutely beautiful. Damn fine lacing all the way down.
S- Deep roasted chocolate, slight bourbon, vanilla oak, and licorice and molasses. None of the 11% abv.
T- WOW! Licorice and molasses finishes after the deep roasted chocolate and vanilla and sweet espresso. A very nice woody flavor.
MF- A full body, but just a tad bit thinner than expected. The flavors coat the palate amazingly and the flavors stick around for a long time. Nonetheless, very creamy and thick.
O- Overall, this was one hell of an amazing beer, one of the best, if not the best, I've ever had. Looking forward to seeing what some time does for it! I really can't believe how well they hide the ABV, it really plays no part in the aroma or the taste, beware!
2009 Vintage. A year and a half old. Crossing my fingers on this one...
A- 5- Pitch black with 3-fingers chocolate colored head with very good retention and lace.
S- 4.5- Whoo Hoo! Nice oakey vanilla, burnt bittersweet chocolate, molasses, anise. No abv present.
T-5- More of the smell and again, none of the abv present. Carefull with it.
MF-5- Very big and creamy.
O- 4.5- Very relieved to have a good bottle with no signs of any infection. A very good beer with 1.5 years on it. Have to put my other 2010 away for a while...
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2011 05:25:05 | More by LtCracker20
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