The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by ZenAgnostic:
4.9/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
2010 Reserve, poured into a pint glass
Appearance - As black as the abyss. Big foamy brown head with lots of stick to the lace.
Smell - Deep coffee with some malt and alcohol. Plenty of complexity. You can keep smelling this, getting something different all the time.
Taste - Delicious. The alcohol is strong, but so well balanced by the coffee characters, that it goes down smooth. No off flavors. Perfect balance. I was expecting an overwhelming bitterness to follow the body, but it never came.
Mouthfeel - Very silky mouthfeel. Amazing.
Overall Drinkability - The best stout I've ever had in my life. Perfectly balanced. Smooth in flavor and in mouthfeel. Greatness. Very interesting an complex. Drink it fast though. It'll start to taste like shit pretty quickly when it oxidizes even for a little while. The last pour of the bottle tasted completely different, in a bad way, due to having been sitting on the table for half an hour.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2011 02:14:03 | More by ZenAgnostic
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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
100 out of 100 based on 4,122 ratings.