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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,277 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 4277
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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Bottle pour at the Ithaca Luminous release thanks to stillmatic2232.

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,277 ratings.