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RATINGS: 1666   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (1056) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2017
Poured from 650mL bottle [2014 reserve]. Jet black with dark tan head. Chocolate, wood, mild coffee and licorice. Balanced, well done, fairly simple.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
argeru (91) - Hillsboro, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2016
2014 vintage, cellared almost two years, bottled at 11.1%. Pours dark creamy bloody brown, minimal head. Smell sweet date, brown sugar, wood, bit of booze, licorice, buttered toast, liquid smoke, splash of cherry and bourbon, and more. Tastes like getting high for the first time, the first sip sets your mind at ease instantly and draws you in with its smooth and calming nature. Everything seems so simple and flawlessly done despite its clearly intricate balance of flavors and feelings. By far one of the absolute best stouts I have ever, and probably will ever, have. Saved this for my last night on active duty in the AF, a special brew for a special point in my life. I only wish I could be sharing it with someone, that would make this moment twice as tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (1469) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2016
22 ounces bottle. 2015 vintage. Thanks Brian. Aroma: great mix aroma of licorice, molasses, vanilla, cherry, wood, light bourbon, light cocoa. App: very dark brown, medium mocha frothy head leaving beautiful lacing. Taste and palate: medium to full body, creamy, light to moderate bitter finish mixed with a light sweetness. Overall: quite enjoyable. Not usually a big fan of licorice but here, it is really well blended with everything else. Also the beer is not too sweet which I appreciate a lot. Another great beer from Deschutes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
colui72 (900) - HONG KONG - DEC 15, 2016
2015 Reserve (12.2% ABV). Black, minimal brown head, some lacing. Strong roasted malts aroma, vanilla and wood. Not as thick as expected in the palate, but very complex flavours due to the multi-barrel aging. Lots of wood, bourbon, licorice, vanilla, some coffee and chocolate. Boozy and warm finish. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. 2010 vintage. Fantastycznie dojrzało, doskonale ułożył się alkohol, czekolada i melasa krlują, długi, kawowy finisz. Wyśmienity Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (3037) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 10, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Panel #5 Rami Rami is drinking The Abyss (2015, Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged) by Deschutes Brewery at Chmielarnia MarszałkowskaCzekolada kawa jakby papryczki geste wanilia i lukrecja nie mocne alko mineralnosc fajne cialo

Ocena potraktowana skryptem do przeliczania ocen (uzgodnienie UT/RB).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhgrantjr (473) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2016
So this was another stout on the Thanksgiving 2016 celebration. This was a 2014, so it had been cellared for two years. Very complex aroma and taste. Smells of raisins, malts, soy sauce, cherries, molasses, chocolate, coffee, yes, all kinds of stuff going on. But the taste was not what I was looking for. It did have a soy sauce taste, some chocolate and and heavy on the malts. There is a sour note to this beer as well. But there was too much going on I think. Was in the top three of six, but not ahead of Expedition and Bomb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1656) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Bottled, 2015 reserve. Pours pitch black, tan, thin head. Aroma has so much going on. Molasses, Cherry, wine, tart cherry, oak, licorice, vanilla. Super involved. Flavor is smokey, oak, wood barrel aged, coffee bitterness, cherry, chocolate, roasted malt. Not much bourbon barrel character. Maybe a bit of vanilla. Really solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerplace (1462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2016
Tasting with Alex and George. 650ml bottle from Bottle Jockey. Vintage 2015. Pours an opaque very dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is bourbon barrel, wine barrels, licorice, dark fruits, roasted malt and seeds. Taste is the same with medium level sweetness. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiery_1 (803) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2016
650ml bottle at Aces. 2014 Vintage. Pours a rich black with a brown head. Nose of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and a roasted character. Flavour is intense, toasted malts, molasses, dark chocolate, dry cacao, caramel, sweet, slight bitterness and a warming finish. A lovely Imperial Stout, complex, and has aged well mellowing the bitterness and allowing other flavours to come forth.

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