The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by joshuaseresse:
4.18/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
2010 Bottle. Thanks to black13 for this Christmas present...you the man, Michael! Shared with my girlfriend the other night. Poured into a pint glass:
A - Pours black with inch or so kahki head that eventually dies into a nice foam ring. Lacing retention is very good on this one.
S - Smell is of chocolate and roast, vanilla and earthy hops. Little bits of caramel and brown sugar.
T - Roast and light chocolate. Coffee flavor is throughout and leaves a bittering coffee dryness. I'd like to say that this had a bit more flavor but all I'm really tasting is huge coffee roast flavors.
M - Creamy and well carbonated. The taste leaves a bittering, dry mouthfeel but its pretty nice for a stout.
D - This is a very nice sipper and a great after dinner dessert drink. Although I was expecting more flavors that I've had in so many other stouts, this is a huge coffee heavy stout. This is pretty good considering the only other Abyss I've had was an infected 2009 but this isn't bad.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2011 04:04:37 | More by joshuaseresse
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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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