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RATINGS: 1499   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This special Reserve Series brew will only be offered December February (limited distribution)
The Abyss: Stout brewed with licorice and molasses with 33% aged in oak and oak bourbon barrels. Its dark. Its deep. Its 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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmongoose (1590) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 7, 2015
draft that poured black as midnight with small dark head. deep roasted malts with the subtle sweetness of the sugars of the molasses and definite licorice root. all mild to the nose...the flavor was so much more of the same strong in some respects but very well blended together. I know this beer will age nicely. there is a mild alcohol burn on the back end but what happens before that is very very delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sturmthis (841) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
On draft. Black with brown one finger head. Bourbon and roasted malt aroma. The taste is similar. Such a smooth beer that hides the alcohol well. One of my favorites.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Pretty good. A bit too much bourbon flavor for my taste. Other than that a very well brewed beer that is complex and hearty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rader58 (815) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
22oz bottle. 2013 vintage. Pours dark black. Aroma of molasses, wood, raisin, peat, earth, vanilla, cinnamon. Flavor of cocoa, molasses, licorice, wood, peat, leather. Very bold, but not overwhelming.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bwa5879 (787) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Deep brown/black pour. Great aroma of rye, brown sugar, oats, lots of smokey wood, dark sour fruit. Soft carbonation, fluffy carbonation in the mouth feel, carbony bitter dry finish. Taste has strong burnt mesquite wood flavor , molasses, strong smokey bourbon, oats, plum/raisin/bit of currant, chocolate and oak. Really great BBA stout with tons of scotch qualities.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beermack (716) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
2010 bomber shared. Black, small frothy tan head. Big molasses on nose, great oakiness - surprised so much barrel in there - chocolate and bourbon. Incredible taste, deep roastiness, big chocolate, bourbon and big oak. Rich stuff here, maxed out by more molasses. Medium/full body. Well rounded. Fabulous stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmitchell (2) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
Nice Dark color with a great aroma. Very drinkable and smooth on the palate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JHeath99 (1338) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle shared by Damian and Lona. Pours an opaque dark black with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Taste of roasted malts, lingering vanilla, and wood. Aroma of booze, roasted malts, and licorice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3768) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2015 Black pour from draft at JP Burkes - tan fluffy head. Nutty and maybe cherry aroma to it. Big bold cocoa and fruit taste. Cant tell what all is going on here but it is delicious

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2172) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bomber shared with pals at brian tasting in chicago. ..pitch black surpy.goodness...great!


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