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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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100
world-class

5,628 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,628
Reviews: 1,749
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 2,629
Gots: 2,825 | FT: 226
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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2010 Vintage. Best after 11/15/11. Drunk on 3/9/13.

Pours a deep dark black ale with a frothing, creamy dark beige head for miles. At least 3 finger high. Impressive for being aged a few years. Nice lacing throughout session.

Getting huge aroma whiffs. Black licorice is abundant. Burnt/charred wood. Dark roasted malts. Warming bourbon. Big molasses. Leather. Rawhide.

The taste is amazing. Dark chocolate with a touch of heat on each sip. Bourbon character is nicely represented. Warming tummy after each sip. Black coffee hints. Still hoppy as well. Big flavor on the swallow. Leaves the oak/leather/wood combo salivating on the buds. Really well done.

Mouthfeel is slick as an oil spill. Full bodied meal in your mouth.

Overall this is worth the hype and the search to find it. Roughly $12 a bomber is worth the price for this ride. Follow the instructions on the label re: consumption and you are in for a treat. Also look at the 11% abv cuz this baby likes to creep.

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Such an amazing taste...bitter roasted malt undertones but big chocolatey anise sweetness. Wow...this is a fantastic stout. Truly an amazing beer worthy of the hype.

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 5,628 ratings.