The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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4.45/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Vintage 2009 poured into Chimay Glassware.
A- Pours a thick black color with a nice milk chocolate colored head 2 fingers thick that hung around for a while, chocolate lacing was left all over my glass.
S- First off you get hit with nice molasses, roasted malt, and licorice. You then get more vanilla bourbon oak, dark chocolate, fig, dark soft fruit.
T- Molasses, yes right away followed by the malt, dark and some milk chocolate, licorice, vanilla oak. On the back it finishes with the dark soft fruits and a decent amount of alcohol warmth, not hot just warm.
M- Nice and big, full body with ample carbonation, borderline too much carbonation need to give it more time. Not overpowering with the alcohol content, just a warming on the finish.
D- Great beer with loads of flavor, love that they added the molasses, licorice and oak aging. Will have to try again in a couple of years...
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2010 16:25:26 | More by Schmaltzy
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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
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