The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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Ratings: 4,793 | Reviews: 1,634 | Display Reviews Only:
4.75/5 rDev +5.1%
2013. Pours pitch black with a thin brown head and decent lacing. Lots of chocolate and vanilla on the nose with notes of bourbon, oak, molasses and licorice. Like the aroma, chocolate and bourbon on the tongue with some roasted barley and licorice. Full bodied with very little carbonation. Finishes dry. A standout in the crowded BA Stout market!
08-20-2014 23:45:11 | More by JohnG190
4.88/5 rDev +8%
Broke this one out of the cellar for my 100th Review!
The look is flawless. It's BLACK. The head is this sexy dark masterpiece and it refuses to go away. It's like the beer is wearing dark brown lingerie. The nose is perfect. Doesn't knock you out like some other Barrel Aged wonders - it's inviting, not intimidating. Taste is the same. There's a lot going on, but the brew invites you to look for the notes - like jazz - I'd compare it to KBS which is like a heavy metal song forcing those notes and melodies down your throat. This is smooth and mellow and fascinating. Listen to this one in an easy chair with the lights off. I particularly enjoy the mouthfeel, which is a testament to the quality of this beer. I normally have to think circles around myself to come up with something intelligent to say about the way a beer feels in my mouth. It's dry, with a gentle carb. So very smooth - I'm honestly having a hard time coming up with descriptors that aren't sexual - not because I want to try to be funny, but because its literally just that kind of sensuous sensation.
Overall: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
08-15-2014 23:30:43 | More by Hop-Droppen-Roll
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,793 ratings.