The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by aromatorio:
4.3/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Had this on-tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad while I was waiting for the Release Night party at the bottle shop. I have to say I enjoyed this a lot more on tap than I did from a bottle. It looked just as dangerous and smelled about the same. The head stuck around a bit longer than I recall the bottle doing. Taste and mouthfeel opened up to me here. It was still a little hot, but didn't have even slight over-roasted flavors. The cliched smooth, creaminess was in evidence here as well.
The only mistake I made was tasting this alone, before I had any food. On an empty stomach, finishing this pint gave me a noticeable buzz. Not sure I should knock it for that, but I had the bottle on a similarly empty stomach, without nearly the effect.
Serving type: on-tap
03-04-2008 23:17:50 | More by aromatorio
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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
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