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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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world-class

4,802 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 4,802
Reviews: 1,634
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 2,455
Gots: 2,183 | FT: 149
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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Maryland

4/5  rDev -11.5%

08-17-2013 12:36:03 | More by bmmortale
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New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

08-16-2013 20:45:34 | More by vogeljason
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California

3.75/5  rDev -17%

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justwork

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -17%

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ScottP

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

08-14-2013 23:13:03 | More by ScottP
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California

4.25/5  rDev -6%

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mrcraft

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

08-13-2013 21:38:17 | More by mrcraft
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California

4.25/5  rDev -6%

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MADPolo

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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BColton1

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

08-12-2013 23:43:12 | More by BColton1
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nootch23

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

08-11-2013 21:05:34 | More by nootch23
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6%

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Camjmorton

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -6%

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MastaShonuf

California

3.75/5  rDev -17%

08-10-2013 03:28:59 | More by MastaShonuf
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steenkampa

California

5/5  rDev +10.6%

2011 Bottling

One of my favorites here, perfectly balanced huge stout. Slow drinker.

VERY dark, not too much carbonation, chocolatey brown head. Smells the way I believe a stout should.

Mild coffee / bourbon flavors, with a tiny hint of what I associate with anise.

I buy the max whenever I see this beer, and usually keep one for drinking THAT NIGHT, and the rest for the cellar...have several 2012s in there right now.

08-08-2013 21:23:21 | More by steenkampa
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thebeerprophet

California

4.25/5  rDev -6%

08-08-2013 05:07:37 | More by thebeerprophet
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LaneMeyer

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Poured a 2010 Abyss from the bottle into a tulip.

A - Deep brown/black, 1/2 finger of gorgeous medium brown head, dissipates quickly.

S - Chocolate, bourbon, raisin, fig, date, caramelized sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, burnt oak, black cherry, hint of licorice.

T - Wow. Raisin, bourbon, chocolate, alcohol, oakiness, brown sugar, molasses, and a hint of licorice.

M - Like silky smooth fluffy chewy goodness. Doesn't get much better than this. Still really well carbonated after 3 years.

O - Has aged incredibly well. Seems to be more complex than when fresh, but the alcohol is still quite prominent. Maybe give yet another year to cool down even more.

08-08-2013 02:18:11 | More by LaneMeyer
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johnny29er

California

4.25/5  rDev -6%

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ekalb31

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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California

5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -6%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.5%

08-04-2013 08:07:57 | More by coz
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,802 ratings.