The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
4.68/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
2010 bottle poured into a snifter
Looking at this beer is exactly what I would think of when peering into an abyss....black...with a finger of dark bubbly brown head that leaves brown lacing all over the glass.
Lots of roasty coffee and chocolate here with some licorice and of course barrellzzz. Lots of vanilla and even the small amount of bourbon barrel makes an appearance.
Drinking this thing was a treat. Very chocolatey on my first sip which was very exciting. A bitterness takes a hold all over the mouth before receding into lovely dark chocolate, espresso, and vanilla. There was not much carbonation which I wasn't expecting based on the bubbles that sprang up in the head. The Abyss has a full body and leaves you wanting more as you continue to sip it.
Had a glass as part of Dallas Beer Week and now I want a bottle so bad. This is a great beer and a must try if you come across it.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2011 02:00:32 | More by MattSweatshirt
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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 4,121 ratings.