Year of New Beer: The Abyss (Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged), Deschutes Brewery (OR

Written By: Dion on 06/18/2017

Decadent aromas of coffee, brownie batter, charred malts, and brown sugar. Hints of oak and a faint trace of soy with warmth. On the tongue, a brown sugar/molasses sweetness grabs your attention initially. Pretty quickly, however, the burnt, nearly smoky malts begin to assert themselves, along with a bitter cocoa powder. Dark fruits and and spicy whiskey notes carry throughout a slightly dry finish. My only minor complaint (besides being priced too high) is with the body of this beer coming off a bit thin. Other than that, pretty nice brew.