Deschutes The Abyss 2009 Reserve
From Deschutes Brewing Co. – November 3rd, 2009 marked the fourth release of this dark and mysterious imperial stout. Limited availability in wax-dipped 22-ounce bottles and on draft at a few select establishments in all of the states we distribute in except Texas.
Deschutes Brewing – The Abyss 2009 Reserve – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 11% abv. From a liquor store my neighbor went to in West Covina, the name escapes me.
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with a fluffy cap of tan foam.
Aroma: Big roasty malt, chocolate,spicy hops, anise, maple syrup, molasses, and vanilla.
Taste: Burnt and roasted malts, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, oak and spicy hops.
Overall: I enjoyed this much better than the last bottle I had, that was 1 year old. This is definitely on the sweet side for an Imperial Stout.
December 21, 2020 @ 3:01 pm
I have 2 (two) 22oz bottles of 2009 Abyss that I am will to part with. They were gifts and I cannot drink dark beer (carmel malt) for medical reasons. They have been kept in an air-conditioned closet with protective covers over the labels for all this time. Time for them to go to someone that can enjoy them.