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RATINGS: 1430   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. It’s dark. It’s deep. It’s 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1133) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2013
2012. Black pour with a dense lasting brown head. Aroma is chocolate, wood, and licorice. Taste is cocoa, coffee, dark fruits, licorice, molasses, and alcohol. Very warm on the way down. Carbonation is a little more prickly than expected. Viscous and sticky on the palate. Nice burly stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ahandrych (9) - - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
Great beer. Love the favors involved in this beer. Jskxkxkdkdjdjdjdjdjsbsbbsbsbsbsbsbbsbsbsbbsbsbsb via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (890) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours black with khaki head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, wood and soy sauce aroma. Chocolate, roasted malt, soy sauce, licorice, coffee, vanilla and molasses flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate, roasted malt and molasses finish. 13, 14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (633) - Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Draft at Bricks. Pours dark brown with chocolate milk head and rings of lacing. Nose is chocolate and tobacco. Taste is chocolate, liquorice, tart vineous taste. Lasting bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schwarzbart (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
A nice, smooth, medium-full bodied Imperial Stout. Nice sweet oakiness, bitter chocolate, faint leafy hops, molasses and some Sambuca anise round it out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjohnny (397) - - DEC 20, 2014
Molasses, prunes, cocoa, roastiness. Black with a dark tan head. Dark fruity sweet. Cocoa. Vanilla. Molasses. Bitter roasty finish. Boozey warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (1394) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
One of the smoothest bourbon battered beers I have ever had. Not overly sweet and heavy. Slightly chocolatey and coffe. Pours black with a tan head. Incredible beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (685) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2014
2014 Bottle. Pours dark opaque black with large, fluffy, medium brown colored head that sits there like chocolate mouse before it diminishes to a small covering. Aroma has sharp vinous, bourbon notes at first with smooth caramel mocha behind it. Flavor has huge cocoa, coffee malts, balanced with a light bitter bite. Subtle bourbon is evident in the finish & aftertaste, but just enough to round it out and not too intense. Slightly oily mouthfeel, bubbly. Pretty pricey at $15/22oz though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strife21 (170) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Purchases 2 bottles of the 2014. Opened the one and saving the other for next year. Pours black with tan head. Smell is roasted malt, chocolate, anise. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, tobacco, molasses and smoked wood. Heavy body, light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1746) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Draft at Good Dog. Pitch black pour with a tight creamy brown head. Good amount of lace. Thick, rich and dark. Big cocoa, coffee and liquorice flavors. Additional notes of tobacco, molasses, peppercorns, black leather and charcoal grill. Feels a bit boozy up front but has such an abundance of wood tannins such that it finishes smooth and dry. Gigantic and fantastic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljthiessen (514) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
2011 bottle, huge thanks to northropfrye. Aroma is roasty, chocolate covered cherries. Flavour is chocolate, cocoa, cherries, slightly boozy, a touch of coffee. Wow, this is a treat.

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