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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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5,276 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,276
Reviews: 1,680
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 2,591
Gots: 2,392 | FT: 182
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in bourbon, Oregon oak, and Pinot Noir barrels.

65 IBU

Vintages (production numbers from Deschutes):
2006 - Released December 2006 (approx 90 BBL)
2007 - Released January 2008 (approx 350 BBL)
2008 - Released November 2008 (approx 350 BBL)
2009 - Released November 2009 (approx 600 BBL)
2010 - Released December 2010 (approx 600 BBL)
2011 - Released November 2011 (approx 600 BBL)

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-24-2006)
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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hulud
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hootie159
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JDeming
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of drone
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fromtherockpile
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LukeK
4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbmiche
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Definitely worth putting a little age on this one. The wine barrel and cherry bark combination gives this a bitter, spicy, burnt flavor that dominates. Delicious, but in need of a little taming.

Photo of toppoop
4.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jaxbrew
4.76/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I feel the enjoy after date is necessary with this one, although the fresh draft version is pretty phenomenal! Great stout.

Photo of hoosier222002
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Burntknuckles
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of edhizdeid
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Katie_B
4.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ChiliSauce
4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ultrasrs
3.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peter_Balch
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mjpolzin
3.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Didn't like this one as much as I hoped. It was overly roasty and the wine barrel/liquorice taste was a little odd to me. I would be interested in trying this with a little age on it and I do see that Deschutes has a "best after" date on the bottle. We'll give it another shot down the road.

Photo of double2chin
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had the 2011 release and by far one of my favorite IS's.

Photo of JayCheG
3.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Halfbrother83
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 5,276 ratings.