The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by nmbr0ne:
4.72/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into snifter from 22oz bottle. 2010 reserve.
Appearance: Pitch black body with a thick tan head. Only a little bit of lacing on the sides of the glass, and head diminishes to a few broken up rings.
Smell: Espresso, dark chocolate notes, and the slightest smell of bourbon. Little alcohol is recognized, which I like.
Taste: Coffee that was very lightly sweetened, but it is balanced out with some bitter dark chocolate. The bitterness isn't overwhelming and it is only present until you swallow the sip. No intense detection of alcohol. Sense hints of vanilla and a tiny bit of smokiness.
Mouthfeel: Thick but not too thick. Carbonated a good amount. Too smooth for my own good. I find myself wanting to drink more and more, but this is definitely one I have to savor.
Overall: Spectacular beer. Ridiculous complexity in flavor. I love how smooth it is and how drinkable. It doesn't kick you in the face with the alcohol. It's a great beer. Hope I can get my hands on more.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2011 01:14:00 | More by nmbr0ne
More User Reviews:
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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