The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by jojox:
4.8/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
a - not much head. The blackest black!
s - oak. Whiskey, raisins? Rich and malty, black molassis. Some beers you can smell even before your pour - this is one. Very very rich aroma and it's pretty damn cold too. Vanilla and Oak. Boozy, whiskey, heaven.
t - how to explain. Aroma is so impressive, the taste is there too. Super rich, COFFEE, some sweetness, roasted ROASTED. Nicely balanced regarding the oak and whiskey. Bitter at the end, but not too much. There is licorice if you look for it, in the aftertaste and mouthfeel.
m - thick. Bitter, but not so much from hops but from the Charcoal-ish-ness.
d - f-ing great. MORE MORE MORE!!
Really, really top rate, A+. I have another and I would like to wait 2 years to see.. but we'll see what happens.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2008 14:13:00 | More by jojox
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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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