The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Spica66:
4.88/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Got this one from jhamel. Thanks, Bohdan!!
I have been waiting for months for the right time to open one of these and tonight, after brewing an imperial stout with gwuilliums and trying to drink an St. Bernardus Abt 12 (we have finally decided that Belgians are definitely not our thing), this was finally the night.
Poured from bottle into tulip.
A: Pours as black and oily as can be. Nice tan colored head. Very tiny carbonation bubbles. Exceptional looking stout.
S: Very slightly sour note on top of REALLY dark roast. I see now how the infection in the 2009 bottle I had would not be easily detected. Expecting the slightly sour nose that this beer has would mask it until it was too late.
T: Layer upon layer upon layer of dark roast and dark coffee and dark chocolate. Beyond deep in it's complexity. What a super tasting dark stout.
M: Perfectly creamy and carbonated.
D: I have already posted hoping to get more!
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2010 20:33:05 | More by Spica66
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4.79/5 rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
2007 Vintage poured into snifter.
Jesus where to start... The appearance was pitch black, light caramel lacing didn't last long. Didn't need to. Smell was dark smoky malty molassesy bourbony goodness. There was a strange 'briney' smell that burned a little. Don't know how to explain it. Capers? Also some tartness, cranberries, cherries maybe. Taste was huge and complex. Cherries, dark chocolate, molasses, oak in the back. Insanely pleasant aftertaste that lingered forever. Mouthfeel is something I'm still not adept at critiquing, it was lightly carbonated and pleasant. This is the single best beer I've ever had. That may change in the future, but I'm happy to have gotten to experience such an expertly aged beer that was meant for such.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 03:33:55 | More by CrossSideTop
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,612 ratings.