The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by NefariousR:
4.68/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
2010 Vintage. Poured from a 22oz. glass bottle into a pint glass.
A - Incredibly dark black -- so dark I can almost see the space-time bending around it. All joking aside, this is up there with the darkest beers I've ever seen. One finger of creamy, foamy tan head.
S - Surprisingly sweet, a lot of the molasses and hints of bourbon coming through. Not all that much of the roasted profile.
T - Sweet malt attacks the palate, quickly followed by cocoa and dark fruits, rounded out by a strong roasted coffee flavor near the finish. A bit dry on the finish, but quite pleasant.
M - Full-bodied and sticky, not quite at syrupy levels, but close. The alcohol warms the throat and stomach, but is more comfortable than may be expecting considering the high ABV.
D - This beer really was everything I expected it to be, and more. Despite the heaviness and high alcohol, this beer is pleasant on the senses and quite drinkable. A completely different beast than other American Imperial Stouts (e.g., Stone RIS or Old Rasputin), entirely in a category of its own.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2011 06:54:41 | More by NefariousR
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5/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A: pours black as night with a half inch of dark tan head that fades quickly and leaves minimal lacing
S: smells of bourbon with notes of vanilla and caramel. Also smells of roasted malt and coffee
T: taste is caramel, vanilla, molasses, chocolate, more bourbon, coffee and roast malt. swallow is roast malt, bourbon, molasses and coffee
M: thick and smooth in the mouth with soft carbonation
O: this beer is insanely good and flies off the shelves for a reason. It's phenomenal.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 06:44:17 | More by SHODriver
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,166 ratings.