The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by zymurgy4all:
4.55/5 rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
I had this beer at Stone on tap, and it was simply fantastic. The tour guide in the brewery recommended it, and I thought that was odd, since it wasn't a Stone beer. However, I must say it was well worth it. For those who think that beer can't be more complex than wine, this is one to try.
It has a very dark color with a nice tight brown head. It smells roasty, chocolate, and a little like raisins. It has a multitude of flavors that make it more like a desert than a beer. I wouldn't recommend having more than one, but I could sip on and enjoy one of these near the end of any meal. It is full bodied, and not cloying or too dry--it is balanced just right. Excellent beer overall.
Serving type: on-tap
02-18-2008 01:30:12 | More by zymurgy4all
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4.66/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle pour at the Ithaca Luminous release thanks to stillmatic2232.
Pours dark black, with a one inch tan mocha head, and some lacing.
Smells include roasted malt, dark fruits, sherry, and espresso.
The taste is pretty similar. Can definitely taste this is a combo of wine and bourbon aging- some nice dark cherry flavors, plus lots of chocolate, espresso, vanilla, and oak. No real hop flavor, just luxurious malty and barrel-derived flavors.
Thick, syrupy, viscous mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Very drinkable considering the ABV, and very warming.
Another awesome BA stout, this is one of the all-time classics and tastes like it.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 00:33:25 | More by GreesyFizeek
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,277 ratings.