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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,283 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4283
Reviews: 1608
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.49%


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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TruePerception

California

3.8/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deschutes' The Abyss (2013 Reserve). Stout brewed with black strap molasses, licorice, cherry bark, and vanilla. 6% aged in oak bourbon barrels, 11% oak barrels, and 11% oak wine barrels. 11% ABV.

A: Black with half a finger's chocolate brown head. Decent, fine lacing.

S: Some decent bourbon and cocoa aromas. Some notes of a finer wood than oak, like a new desk. Hmm, it gives me that odd sensation where sniff it causes a perfumey sweetness on the tip of my tongue. Not sure what that's from. I'm not getting as much smell from this as I would have expected, so it may still need to warm up. A slight licorice/char note in the background.

T/MF: Okay, a little more complexity here. Char, very dark chocolate, light coffee, slight licorice, artificial sweetener, some kind of floral note. There is a dry white wine backing of some sort. Sauv Blanc, maybe? Almost creamy texture. Bourbon comes through as it warms, towards the back

Pretty good, but not one of my favorite stouts. Thankfully, I didn't pay for this one. I would have been quite disappointed if I had forked out $16 for it.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Petrus chalice.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 04:06:33 | More by TruePerception
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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
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