The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by themind:
4.53/5 rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
What an amazing complex beer! notes of wine, chocolate, smokiness and roasted coffee dominate the flavor profile. The beer pours almost no head yet the mouthfeel is crisp and smooth. The taste is fantastic but as it warmed a smoky taste became more pronounced....I am not a smoke fan. The aroma was a little weak but everything else made up for these short points. Overall this is a World Class beer deserving of the hype.
Bottom LIne: Amazing, complex beer worth the jingle.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2013 02:28:26 | More by themind
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4.86/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a waxed 22 oz. bottle (2012 vintage) into a Deschutes Brewery Public House branded snifter/short stemmed tulip
Pours a viscous dirty motor oil dark brown to black capped by a fluffy two finger dark tan head. Excellent retention with significant splotchy lacing. Complex nose; rich, dark chocolate, underlying roasted malt, toffee, charred oak, hints of red wine, dark fruit notes, just a faint touch of bourbon, and some pleasant booziness. The flavor is even more dense. Dark chocolate leads joined by plenty of dark fruit, most notably black cherries dominant, supported by raisins and prunes. Rich molasses with toffee join in along with caramel and dark chocolate notes. Oak and vanilla take the lead joined by some roastiness and anise. Finishes with some very light hints of red wine and warm booziness with a slight accent of bourbon. Big full body that means to be reckoned with. Moderate to low carbonation creamy, smooth, fairly velvety on the palate. The Abyss is truly a work of art and is among the top tier of both barrel-aged imperial stouts and blended barrel-aged brews.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 03:18:01 | More by chanokokoro
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
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