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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,767 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 4,767
Reviews: 1,632
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 2,447
Gots: 2,176 | FT: 147
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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Broke this one out of the cellar for my 100th Review!

The look is flawless. It's BLACK. The head is this sexy dark masterpiece and it refuses to go away. It's like the beer is wearing dark brown lingerie. The nose is perfect. Doesn't knock you out like some other Barrel Aged wonders - it's inviting, not intimidating. Taste is the same. There's a lot going on, but the brew invites you to look for the notes - like jazz - I'd compare it to KBS which is like a heavy metal song forcing those notes and melodies down your throat. This is smooth and mellow and fascinating. Listen to this one in an easy chair with the lights off. I particularly enjoy the mouthfeel, which is a testament to the quality of this beer. I normally have to think circles around myself to come up with something intelligent to say about the way a beer feels in my mouth. It's dry, with a gentle carb. So very smooth - I'm honestly having a hard time coming up with descriptors that aren't sexual - not because I want to try to be funny, but because its literally just that kind of sensuous sensation.

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,767 ratings.