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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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world-class

4,674 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 4,674
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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LtCracker20

Connecticut

4.95/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2010 Vintage. Poured into a Portsmouth Tulip.

A- Pours a deep and dark black body with an ever so slight reddish hue around the edges. Nice 2-finger coffee colored head that last for a while before falling to a pretty thick cap. Absolutely beautiful. Damn fine lacing all the way down.

S- Deep roasted chocolate, slight bourbon, vanilla oak, and licorice and molasses. None of the 11% abv.

T- WOW! Licorice and molasses finishes after the deep roasted chocolate and vanilla and sweet espresso. A very nice woody flavor.

MF- A full body, but just a tad bit thinner than expected. The flavors coat the palate amazingly and the flavors stick around for a long time. Nonetheless, very creamy and thick.

O- Overall, this was one hell of an amazing beer, one of the best, if not the best, I've ever had. Looking forward to seeing what some time does for it! I really can't believe how well they hide the ABV, it really plays no part in the aroma or the taste, beware!
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2009 Vintage. A year and a half old. Crossing my fingers on this one...

A- 5- Pitch black with 3-fingers chocolate colored head with very good retention and lace.

S- 4.5- Whoo Hoo! Nice oakey vanilla, burnt bittersweet chocolate, molasses, anise. No abv present.

T-5- More of the smell and again, none of the abv present. Carefull with it.

MF-5- Very big and creamy.

O- 4.5- Very relieved to have a good bottle with no signs of any infection. A very good beer with 1.5 years on it. Have to put my other 2010 away for a while...

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 05:25:05 | More by LtCracker20
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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,674 ratings.