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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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world-class

5,720 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 5,720
Reviews: 1,767
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 2,662
Gots: 2,932 | FT: 241
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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Ratings: 5,720 | Reviews: 1,767
Photo of robbmotiwalla
4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap, poured into a snifter.
Appearance - motor oil is darker, I suppose.
Smell - a blend of chocolate, bourbon, dark fruit and fudge.
Taste - the nose is more powerful, but the taste follows brilliantly!
Feel- bold and robust; smooth and easy to sip!
Overall - lives up to the hype; about as good of an imperial stout as you'll find!

Photo of Chris00710
3.97/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TwistofKane
4.67/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rkarimi
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coronaeus
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tomd2
4.02/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boccu
4.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Exceptional stout. Deep rich flavors.

Photo of Ssippisam
4.82/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers!

Photo of Johnny_Danger
3.73/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karnivool1
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WOW!! I can't imagine a beer getting much better than this.

Photo of dertyd
4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours jet black wIth the smell of dark chocolate covered blueberries or cherries, the taste is very dark chocolate covered fruit with a nice lingering bitterness you can taste the wine and the oak in the end very very very great beer

Photo of jkrug5
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BreweryRun
3.87/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zuidman
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BartS
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hurricanes56dan
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was amazing, no single flavor was overpowering than any other, and the hints of cherry and licorice and molasses all makes for a delicious beer.

Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dradair
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Straycorn
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ERMAHGERD
4.96/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.86/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TechBrew
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fraz13r
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 5,720 ratings.