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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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5,724 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,724
Reviews: 1,768
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 2,666
Gots: 2,934 | FT: 242
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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2011 650 mL bottle poured into snifter

A: Small head, never fully dissipates, jet black in color, smooth velvety viscosity.

S: Nose is cocoa, coffee, anise, booze

T: Palate is huge molasses, boozy, grainy toast, hop astringency. This almost tastes like straight molasses with beer flavors added for accent. Nice oaky smoothness around the edges, keeping the booze in check. Finished long and sweet.

M: Chewy and viscous...sticks to every corner of your mouth, in a good way.

This is kind of a classic for me, a go-to decadent stout befor the whole barrel-aged craze took off. This and speedway, of course.

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
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