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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

5,508 Ratings
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99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,508
Reviews: 1,730
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 2,604
Gots: 2,678 | FT: 202
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-24-2006

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

Opened less than 12 months old. 2013 bottle, opened Jan 2014.

A - Thick, motor oil black body. Towering cap of milk chocolate brown head. Awesome retention and lace.

S - Fresh toasted wheat, sesame seeds, vanilla, bread dough, and dusty grain silos.

T - Toasted grains and warm bread crust permeate the flavor profile. Milk chocolate, vanilla, and caramel sweeten the center, and are balanced by ash, soft tannins, oatmeal, and molasses. Touch of anise and burnt chocolate through the finish.

M - Outstandingly creamy. Smooth, full body.

O - Surprisingly little barrel character, but the quality of the blend comes through in the smoothness and balance of the beer.

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 5,508 ratings.