The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by uberkane:
3.2/5 rDev -29.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
A: A dark black, viscous looking beer. Pours with an impressive, frothy mocha head that dissipates very slowly. Tons of lacing.
S: Light roasted malts. Notes of vanilla and hints of chocolate. Sweet burnt toast.
T: Big bitter coffee/espresso with dark chocolate. A little harsh. Vanilla and bourbons hints. Dark burnt sugar is occasionally apparent.
M: Thick, with some velvety carbonation.
D: The thickness and harsh flavors bring the drinkability down, but for all it's complexities it is pretty drinkable.
Notes: Honestly, I was a little disappointed with this beer. I'm a big fan of big stouts, so I expected to be a big fan of this beer. However, the flavors seemed a little harsh in the wrong places. I have another bottle, and will give this beer another chance after a year of aging.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2010 16:22:10 | More by uberkane
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Big thanks to BubalooBrewMaster for this one.
2013 Reserve.Pours a pitch black color with a 1/2 inch of dark brown head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is a great mix of oaky vanilla, cherry, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate and earth. The taste is more dark chocolate and coffee along with molasses and roasted malts. Nice notes of dark cherry, oak and vanilla throughout. Some boozey oak at the finish with more hints of cherry and earth as well a chocolate syrup. Velvety, slick mouthfeel with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a lot going on with this beer. I would love to try one with some age on it but it's hard to imagine it any better than this. Overall, outstanding beer I'm glad I finally got to try.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 02:44:58 | More by PicoPapa
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,119 ratings.