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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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100
world-class

4,676 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 4,676
Reviews: 1,626
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 2,421
Gots: 2,158 | FT: 145
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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AdamBear

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4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-pours very oily black with a nice thick tan head that quickly fades to nothing. fair lacing

S-very dark roasted coffee. embarrassing to say, but possibly a hint of bacon in there. medium strength. pretty run of the mill so far.

T-definitely a serious stout. it hits the tongue with a very smooth taste of very dark roasted coffee along with some chocolate. its a very rich and oily taste that sticks to the tongue in a great way. it transitions in to a good matching after-taste in which you can taste the bourbon and oak. i'll be honest, there's a good mix of big flavors here that seem to change order with every sip you take.

M-very thick and heavy. there's a good medium carbonation with a very crisp finish

O-what should be sips will turn in to quaffs with this one. this is a seriously complex stout. it also drinks very easily for the ABV. i wouldn't mind having a full stock of this. craving will ensue i'm sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 18:24:48 | More by AdamBear
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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,676 ratings.