The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by SDHoffers:
5/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Quite possibly the most dangerous beer I've ever had. The smoothness of this beer makes me want to drink it all day long. The 11% would probably kill me after awhile but I'm kinda thinking it would be worth it. I put this on tap last year and can't wait til November to do it all over again. I will probably do unspeakable things to, for and probably with my Deschutes rep in order to get more than one keg but the jail time is most definitely something I can accept. Every nerve in your body tingles when you drink this beer. This beer reminds me of being a kid again. It reminds me of drinking chocolate milk while watching my favorite cartoon with my best friend bugs bunny and sitting in the middle of all my star wars and gi joe toys and basking in the glory of them bowing to me like I'm Gulliver or something. This beer reminds me of my best day ever. Anyways, this beer really is like a mocha chocolate milk. The coffee and malts are strong yet not overpowering. You want to drink this beer so fast but yet you find yourself weeping when you near the bottom. I would suggest this beer to novices and beer gods alike. Congratulations Beer!!!
Serving type: on-tap
04-21-2010 20:25:56 | More by SDHoffers
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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
4.84/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Color-this is the pinnacle of what Imperial Stouts should look like. The only downsize to this beer in my opinion is the lack of head that stays with the beer over time. I enjoy the continuos tickle of head thru the drink.
The smell that first comes thru your nose is amazing. The strong hits of Vanilla and Chocolate is what takes you first. When you dig deeper into the smell you can get the cherry bark and then the slightest of Licorice. All this adds to the begging experience.
With the first taste of the full tongue the head (if drank with it) fills the month and the flavor pop everywhere. The chocolate/vanilla hit every part to the initial swallow. The oak wood comes later thru the after taste and the overall flavor stays with you for a few minutes keeping the overall experience going.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 02:55:37 | More by stallion_air21
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
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