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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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5,260 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,260
Reviews: 1,678
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 2,593
Gots: 2,375 | FT: 180
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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4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Didn't like this one as much as I hoped. It was overly roasty and the wine barrel/liquorice taste was a little odd to me. I would be interested in trying this with a little age on it and I do see that Deschutes has a "best after" date on the bottle. We'll give it another shot down the road.

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4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had the 2011 release and by far one of my favorite IS's.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

2004 vintage from a 22oz bottle.

Very dark indeed. A bit flat, but also a bit of head, quite a conundrum. Bold, yet no sharp flavors at the same time.

Definitely coffee-like, but broad in flavor all the way through. Smooth, but not creamy at all as it is so darn bold. Coffee meets malt. Solid stuff.

Not an absolute favorite of mine, but definitely zero complaints and very good and worth trying.

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
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