The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by UMNbeerhunter:
4.83/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Mackenzies and poured into a Deschutes snifter on 5/19/11. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a beautiful viscous black with a mocha colored head that very fluffy and dissipates moderate lacing on the glass.
Smell is a thick hit of roasted malt and chocolate then some toffee and raison/dark fruit at the end. Very nice.
Taste is tons of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Very nice!! Fruit and tobacco as well. This is one of the best tasting stout I have ever had.
Mouthfeel is medium in weight. Carbonation is very well done with the weight. Nice tingle with it.
Overall this is one of my favorite stouts and in my top 5 beers. I would like a stronger head but awesome no less.
Serving type: on-tap
08-25-2011 04:06:47 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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4.35/5 rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Vintage 2013 (I know the best after date but I like to try everything fresh first)
Appearance: a pitch black color. completely opaque. two finger tan head that fades slowly and leaves a good strong lacing. extremely viscous and leaves a slickness on the sides. a pretty spot on look for a big stout.
Smell: chocolate, roast, dark fruits. wood, slight smokiness. slight molasses. all these and more are there but its not the strongest and most profuse scent.
Taste: opens up with rich chocolate that mixes with a slight roastiness. lots of woody characteristics, mostly oak and some strong cherry wood are strong. ends with some licorice and slight molasses. also at the end a strong cherry wood and a very slight bourbon comes through. very strong alcohol comes and goes through.
Mouthfeel: extremely viscous and thick. strong alcohol kick and warmth. some bitterness from the roast and alcohol.
Overall: This is a great and complex beer. lots of good flavors but fresh it is very rough. but if you enjoy beers that have harsher tastes, like me, than go for it young. shows great expectations for aging as suggested by the bottle. certainly lives up to its name and reputation. Only thing that is really lacking is the weakness of the smell
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 23:29:05 | More by SportsandJorts
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
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