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RATINGS: 1661   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   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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3.8
Ihsan (20) - - MAR 30, 2018
Received as a gift. Dark beer with notes of chocolate and licorice. I found it to have a slight bite but a good beer nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
MaltoseChalice13 (40) - Somerset, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2018
honestly, not a fan of this beer. Too much licorice for me to handle. Just don't enjoy that flavor profile.

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LaserDave (56) - - MAR 22, 2018
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
The_Osprey (10146) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2018
February 2018 - Friday bottleshare at Partizan Brewery. Huge thanks to Scoopy for this big want. As 'Deschutes The Abyss', 2010 bottling, black wax. Pours an opaque black, foamy brown head leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is nice with bourbon, fudgey, coconut and vanilla. Nice stuff. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste shows some age up front, some papery oxidation, some salad leaves and wafer biscuit. Then starts showing signs of former glory – woody, chocolate brownies, bourbon and tobacco. Flavour starts dodgy but ends well and leaves a nice linger. Oxidation maybe not so noticeable over time. Clearly an excellent beer when relatively fresh. (9-4-6-4-16=3.9)

4.4
Bricktop86 (1041) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2018
On tap black with a brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, licorice and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter.

4.5
Iznogud (5115) - CROATIA - FEB 3, 2018
Bottle, 650 ml, from Park Plaza Liquor & Deli, Prescott. Shared with Max and JFK10000. Black with medium beige head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, pine, smooth as hell, fantastic strong bitter finish. Wood. Low carbonation. Complex, but easy drinkable. Medium to full bodied.

3.9
mR_fr0g (14811) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2018
Bottle shared at at the partizan rot box tasting. Many thanks. 2010. A dark black brown coloured pour with a loose dirty tan head. Aroma is nutty brown malts, mint, aged, bourbon, soy. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, sticky brown sugars, marshmallow, woody brown, bourbon cherry,. Woody. Palate is medium sweet, tangy, rounded, medium full, harsh woody finish. Aged finish. Lingeting dark choc finish.

4.1
cruik (72) - - FEB 1, 2018
Pours a deep, rich black with a dark tan head. Smell is boozy with raisin and coffee. Taste is biscuit, dark fruits, and cream. The surprising bitterness takes over with a cayenne bite. Well-balanced and the alcohol is well-covered.

4.2
Cimbasso (1111) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2018
Sampled on draught at Pub 365 in Las Vegas. Extraordinarily rich and complex flavours. Vanilla, bourbon, molasses, leather, cigar ash, dried cherries and caramelised fruit with a long lasting bitterness. A great beer, made with huge attention to detail. It doesn’t get much better than this.

4
jsporrer (1202) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2018
Pours a pitch black with a big thick foamy brown head. Thick oily texture with lots of lacing. Boozy aroma with roasted malts, licorice, and woody note. Thick and creamy full mouth feel. Lots of dark malts, charred wood, molasses, and some spices. Smooth warm finish with long lasting lingering aftertaste. Doesn't taste as boozy as it smells. Very bold flavors with a hefty body. Smooth and very enjoyable. Better than I expected.


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