The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by TheFightfan1:
4.7/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Thankyou so much to Philhyde for sending me a bottle of this.
Poured into a snifter. Pours opague black with an extremely thick creamy brown heading. Lacing ring's and globs are everywhere. Beautiful ringlets left all throughout the tasting.
Smell is mostly heavy roasted malts upfront. Some lighter sweeter chocolate notes.Subtle boozey barrel aroma's move in for a soft finish. Nothing spectacular I am thinking.
Taste well is in another category. Simple phenomenol I put it. Naturally the heavy roasted malts make their way through the palate. The powderey chocolatey-molasses mix barges it's way in and leaves you with a licorice finish. The bourbon barrel - oak taste is only there to kind of bind this big monster together.
Mouth is super smooth.Velvety and an incredible palate with a nice creamy texture and slight heat from the booze. Very alive on the palate never thick or chewy very easy to go down. Slight stickiness is left on the lips.
Final notes. This beer is scary. How the hell can a beer this high in alcohol be so drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2011 15:23:08 | More by TheFightfan1
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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 4,284 ratings.