The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by rawla:
4.45/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Served into a snifter on-tap at Bluepalms Brewhouse in Hollywood,CA.
A: Velvet chocolate in liquid form. Very few, if any bubbles/carbonation. The lacing is thin, but sticks around for a good amount of time. Not a beer to half-ass yourself into.
S: Wood bark, tobacco, and bitter Belgian Chocolate. Not smokey at all. Just a pungent decadent aroma. Mmmm...
T: Devil's Pie Chocolate cake with a hint of an amazing Cuban Cigar ( in an AMAZING way). Very subtle alcohol presence, considering it's 10.00% ABV. Toffee lingers in the aftertaste, but no alcoholic bite. Truly amazing stuff.
M: Feels like a grown-ups malt chocolate milkshake in the mouth. A beer this alcoholic shouldn't feel/taste this good.
O: The name says it all. You are staring down the deepest ends of the universe. Don't expect a straightforward beer. Intense Belgian cocoa, tobacco, wood bark, and hints of burnt toffee seal this amazing beer out. A...
Serving type: on-tap
01-04-2012 06:57:52 | More by rawla
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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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