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RATINGS: 1390   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This special Reserve Series brew will only be offered December Ė February (limited distribution)
The Abyss: Stout brewed with licorice and molasses with 33% aged in oak and oak bourbon barrels. Itís dark. Itís deep. Itís mysterious. Aged in French Oak and Bourbon barrels, this special brew has immeasureable depth inviting you to explore and discover its rich, complex profile. The flavor of molasses and licorice draw you in further and further with each sip. The Abyss beckons. Enjoy the journey.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (331) - - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle is vintage 2009. Pours a pitch black color with lasting coffee head and lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, sweet toffee, bitter chocolate, and bourbon notes. Flavor is massive: bourbon, licorice, char and a dry finish. Wow. From notes 2/15/10.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (266) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer, but rather thin for an imp stout

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmacklin (227) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with small brown head. Aroma is sweet, licorice, chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is licorice, coffee, chocolate, with a bitter warming alcohol finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2059) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Solid imperial stout. Has al the traits of the style, but doesnít trascend above the rest in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (274) - - MAY 4, 2014
Sampled @ Zeebra 2014. Coffee. Vanilla-like taste comparable to Hunapuh (Cigar City) but then more bitter, toffee-like, coffee as well. Sweet vanilla, fudge, noga smell.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1133) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede bruine kraag. Ruikt koffie, vanille en chocolade. Iets gebrand. Smaakt vanille, gebrand, koffie. Goede bittere nasmaak.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (1402) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a pitch black beer with a good tan brown head. Smells rye, coffee, chocolate. Tastes lots of coffee, coffee bitter, roasted. Low carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
2013 bottle. Pours a nice black color with off-white head. Roasted malt, cocoa, oak, and bourbon on the nose; follows onto the palate, very complex. The alcohol is a little hot fresh. Finishes with a molasses sweetness, and just a bit of anise. Should age very well.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1270) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 25, 2014
2010 version. Perfect looking, pitch oil black with dark brown head. Loads of coffee, roast and molasses in the aroma, tiny oak and bourbon hints. This is a beer that goes on for layers and layers of velvet. Extremely balanced and subtle for the style. Bourbon is tingling as is the heat. This is excellent stuff! Thanks Duffman!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (487) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2014
2013 version on tap at the Red Cow. Black with a big foamy light brown head. Chocolate, raisins, molasses and smoke. Taste is raising sweet with a chapters finish. Body was full with a foamy feel.


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