The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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5/5 rDev +10.6%
One of my favorites here, perfectly balanced huge stout. Slow drinker.
VERY dark, not too much carbonation, chocolatey brown head. Smells the way I believe a stout should.
Mild coffee / bourbon flavors, with a tiny hint of what I associate with anise.
I buy the max whenever I see this beer, and usually keep one for drinking THAT NIGHT, and the rest for the cellar...have several 2012s in there right now.
08-08-2013 21:23:21 | More by steenkampa
4.75/5 rDev +5.1%
Poured a 2010 Abyss from the bottle into a tulip.
A - Deep brown/black, 1/2 finger of gorgeous medium brown head, dissipates quickly.
S - Chocolate, bourbon, raisin, fig, date, caramelized sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, burnt oak, black cherry, hint of licorice.
T - Wow. Raisin, bourbon, chocolate, alcohol, oakiness, brown sugar, molasses, and a hint of licorice.
M - Like silky smooth fluffy chewy goodness. Doesn't get much better than this. Still really well carbonated after 3 years.
O - Has aged incredibly well. Seems to be more complex than when fresh, but the alcohol is still quite prominent. Maybe give yet another year to cool down even more.
08-08-2013 02:18:11 | More by LaneMeyer
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,802 ratings.