The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by dmsohyea:
4.03/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
On tap at San Diego Brewing Co. Served in a mini goblet. 4/21/11.
A - Pour had virtually no head, but the bit that was there was very dark khaki. Some lacing. Pitch black. No light penetrates.
S - Some sugary dark malts and chocolate. Faint hops with some coffee.
T - Tastes nearly exactly as it smells, except the coffee is much more forward on the first sip. Brown sugar and chocolate are background flavors with a bit of oak somewhere on the finish. Moderate bitterness, but not overly so.
M - Mouthfeel is perfect. Silky smooth bubbles and full bodied texture. Holds its body well without being overly thick or watery.
O - A great example of the style, but not world class to me. For me I would rather have a speedway stout. I'll drink this one again if it comes across a tap board in my future.
Serving type: on-tap
04-22-2011 01:18:48 | More by dmsohyea
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4.65/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Opened on 7/21/14 and poured into Westbrook Snifter. Not often am I moved to write a review but this was surprisingly delicious.
S: mostly molasses and caramel. smell was a let down compared to the taste...was totally expecting a dextrose bomb
T: a nice amount of coffee, chocolate and ending with a nice amount of roast. the bitterness of the finish really balances the brew out so it’s not overly sweet or cloying.
M: chewy and perfectly carbonated. this was one of the highlights of the brew as it’s perfectly carbed and chewy.
O: I really enjoyed this. Barrel Aged beers had recently been letting me down. Too much cloying sweetness and not enough roast and bitter finish. This was a wonderful reminder of how delicious BA stouts can be.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 00:28:31 | More by dsigmon
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
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