The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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4.2/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Pitch black, big rich head that looks like chocolate mousse.
S - Sweet, rich, like chocolate with a bit of anise and oak.
T- Roasted malt, bitter sweet. A bit like strong coffee. Even a bit fruity at the finish, reminds me of a Belgian ale in that aspect.
M - Viscous and thick, also with a fair amount of carbonation so its not overly syrupy.
D- A great beer, would be quite the undertaking to drink more than one, finishing this one will signal its time to go to sleep for me.
I would have trouble saying anything bad about any of Deschutes' beers. A fantastic beer and one of my favorite IS's.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2010 08:10:19 | More by gonzo138
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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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