11% ABV. 65 IBU
Gold Medal 2007 GABF
"When you gaze into The Abyss, The Abyss also gazes into you."
Most Imperial Stouts taste somewhat similar, with enough nuances to make it interesting to try them all. If you like the style you will probably enjoy most of them. Once in awhile a true standout comes around.
The Abyss Stands Out. Way Out.
This is just ridiculously complex, smooth and tasty. Supremely Flavorful.
Chocolate, caramel, coffee, vanilla, toffee, licorice.
A percentage of The Abyss is aged in Bourbon barrels. It does not taste like bourbon but it does have the wonderful flavors that good bourbon has; vanilla, caramel, oak. This is just ludicrously tasty and has so much going on. It is the Stout other Stouts Aspire To Be.
Stouts tend to be my favorite beers, this is one of my Top 3 favorite stouts and therefore
one of my Top 3 favorite beers.
This is one of my favorite bands, doing their version of my favorite song...
Sep. 16 - Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
Sep. 17 - Guelph, ON - Guelph Concert Theatre
Sep. 18 - Montreal, QC - Olympia de Montréal
Sep. 20 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Sep. 21 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Sep. 23 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Sep. 24 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Sep. 25 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Sep. 26 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Sep. 28 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Sep. 29 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Oct. 01 - Austin, TX - Stubb's
Oct. 02 - Dallas, TX - South Side Music Hall
Oct. 04 - Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
Oct. 05 - Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Brewing Company
Oct. 06 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Oct. 07 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Oct. 08 - Pomona, CA - The Fox Theater