The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by LtCracker20:
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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4.79/5 rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
2007 Vintage poured into snifter.
Jesus where to start... The appearance was pitch black, light caramel lacing didn't last long. Didn't need to. Smell was dark smoky malty molassesy bourbony goodness. There was a strange 'briney' smell that burned a little. Don't know how to explain it. Capers? Also some tartness, cranberries, cherries maybe. Taste was huge and complex. Cherries, dark chocolate, molasses, oak in the back. Insanely pleasant aftertaste that lingered forever. Mouthfeel is something I'm still not adept at critiquing, it was lightly carbonated and pleasant. This is the single best beer I've ever had. That may change in the future, but I'm happy to have gotten to experience such an expertly aged beer that was meant for such.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 03:33:55 | More by CrossSideTop
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
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