The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by SkeeterBoganski:
4.34/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Good after 11/1/13 bomber poured in to a snifter
A - nice dark midnight look with hints of brown; mocha looking 1/8th of an inch head; some bubbles and retention in there
S - chocolate covered cherries; oak char; burnt sugar; some dark grapes or grape juice; that molasses flavor
T - coffee; dark chocolate; subtle cherry; burnt oak; bitter hops; roasted caramel and chocolate malts; that grape/vinous flavor; nuanced vanilla
M - surprisingly really smooth; a little bitter with the coffee notes; heavy bodied but still smooth; pleasantly light carbonation
O - I realize I've opened this beer prematurely, but I'm sitting on half a case of 2012s and need to know what this beer drinks like; it's damn good, complex, sweet, bitter, roasty, all of the above wo being overly so in any vein; somehow it's really even-keeled given all the complexity. The oak-wine elements are perfectly sweet.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2013 02:31:08 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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4.66/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle pour at the Ithaca Luminous release thanks to stillmatic2232.
Pours dark black, with a one inch tan mocha head, and some lacing.
Smells include roasted malt, dark fruits, sherry, and espresso.
The taste is pretty similar. Can definitely taste this is a combo of wine and bourbon aging- some nice dark cherry flavors, plus lots of chocolate, espresso, vanilla, and oak. No real hop flavor, just luxurious malty and barrel-derived flavors.
Thick, syrupy, viscous mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Very drinkable considering the ABV, and very warming.
Another awesome BA stout, this is one of the all-time classics and tastes like it.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 00:33:25 | More by GreesyFizeek
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,277 ratings.