The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.85/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
On tap at The Alibi Room in Vancouver.
A: 1" light brown thick head that left a nice lacing over black liquid.
S: Chocolate, coffee and yeast.
T: An assault of bitter coffee and dark chocolate galore with a semi-sweet finish. Oak, vanilla and yeast flavours are also present; but to a lesser degree.
M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of fine carbonation.
O: A beautiful beer on tap, but I can see why this would get better with age.
Serving type: on-tap
12-14-2011 12:03:13 | More by DaftCaskBC
4.55/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a thick-appearing viscous black capped with a dark brown head that recedes leaving very little to no lacing. Smell is rich black strap molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak and a hint of coffee. Taste is initially a luxurious bitterness of dark chocolate and espresso intertwined with richly vanilla molasses, caramel and toffee sweetness. Oak appears mid palate along with a hint of anise. Finish is mildly bitter, dry and with subtle bourbon barrel elements except there's no hint of the 11% ABV. Mouthfeel is creamy, low carbonation, but slightly less thick that I would have liked.
Overall: richly complex and highly enjoyable. hype-worthy certainly.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2011 05:30:19 | More by JackieTH
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,614 ratings.