The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by lawlerj:
4.68/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Had on tap at Mackenzie's in Minneapolis.
A - pours a deep chocalety looking blackish brown. Rich khaki head. Completely opaque.
S - strong coffee and dark chocolate aroma dominate the nose. Roasted malt, sweet and rich.
T - chocolate and coffee again, strong rich roasty flavors as well. So complex and so delicious.
M - almost like chocolate milk - rich and creamy, feels amazing.
O - overall, a delicious amazing beer. I'm glad that I got a chance to sample and will have to find it again.
Serving type: on-tap
07-23-2011 17:08:01 | More by lawlerj
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4.79/5 rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
2007 Vintage poured into snifter.
Jesus where to start... The appearance was pitch black, light caramel lacing didn't last long. Didn't need to. Smell was dark smoky malty molassesy bourbony goodness. There was a strange 'briney' smell that burned a little. Don't know how to explain it. Capers? Also some tartness, cranberries, cherries maybe. Taste was huge and complex. Cherries, dark chocolate, molasses, oak in the back. Insanely pleasant aftertaste that lingered forever. Mouthfeel is something I'm still not adept at critiquing, it was lightly carbonated and pleasant. This is the single best beer I've ever had. That may change in the future, but I'm happy to have gotten to experience such an expertly aged beer that was meant for such.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 03:33:55 | More by CrossSideTop
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
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