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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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100
world-class

5,100 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,100
Reviews: 1,655
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 2,582
Gots: 2,257 | FT: 161
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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Smell: Roasted malt and woods (both forest and barrel).

Taste: Dark roasted coffee beans with molasses sweetness emerging as it warms. Malt well balanced by intense herbal, bitter hops.

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