The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by moz9:
4.8/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
2010 Vintage, On tap in two different places.
What can I say about this beer except that it's the best pure Imperial Stout I have tasted. Pours a thick, deep black with a nice brown frothy head. Smells of chocolate, hints of coffee and the slightest of spice.
This beer is so smooth, it has a creamy mouthfeel and the perfect bite on the finish. There is really nothing to compare it to because it's so well balanced. It's got the sweet yet sharp taste to it.
Had it twice on tap, and both times it was exceptional. I can't wait to crack open a bottle.
Deschutes is an excellent brewery.
Serving type: on-tap
01-12-2011 23:51:42 | More by moz9
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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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