The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by capybara:
4.3/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A- pitch black with dark tan head. head is present, plenty of carbonation for this style of beer
S. very sweet. Molasses, vanilla, and chocolate come through the most upon intial smell.
T- Similar to smell the beer starts out with a very sweet mouth. Initally i get vanilla and molasse. That fades to more roasty flavors of chocalate and some burnt wood. At the end is when you begin to taste the barel aged flavors and the fades to a slight hoppy finish. The barel aged flavors are very finite and blend to a point where they are hard to point out. If anything the oaky wood is the most present.
M- Thick as it should be. Not overbearing, but allows the beer to linger in your mouth after swallowing enough to get all flavors. Leaves good lacing on the glass.
O- Defanitly great. This years abyss does not disappoint. Has all the characteristics of a great beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2011 05:28:37 | More by capybara
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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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