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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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100
world-class

5,518 Ratings
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99
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Ratings: 5,518
Reviews: 1,732
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 2,604
Gots: 2,690 | FT: 204
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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4.77/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Black and beautiful with a fluffy tan head

S- Woody and roasted as soon as you crack it open. Hints of dark fruit and semi sweet chocolate chips. So lovely!

T- Same as the smell. Some nice warm booze as well. It changes as you drink it. Very nice and complex.

M- THICK and velvety smooth

O- Heaven in a glass! If you're lucky enough to enjoy this brew, then savor the heck out of it! Best beer purchase I've ever made by far!

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2012 Reserve Batch A: Nice thick head with solid lacing and good retention, obsidian black that blocks all light, a swirl of the glass indicates noticeable viscosity – 5.00, S: The smell is quite boozy and with loads of licorice, there is also a good deal of char/ash and a thick sweetness that resonates on the nose, reminds me of dark fruitcake, oak is detectable but not aggressive, in the depths of the beer I detect a slight melon - 4.50, T: For a monster of a beer this has a wonderfully smooth flow, very slight astringency, licorice and pureed raisin, a little burn from the alcohol but nothing offensive, lots of roasted malts and sharp bitter bakers chocolate – 4.5, M: Mild grittiness and delicate syrupiness – 4.5, D: Extremely drinkable for an 11.1% beer, I ignored the ‘Best After’ date of Nov 1, 2013 by several months which may have compromised the experience a bit, but overall this is an exceptional beer – 5.0

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4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 batch. Poured from a waxed bomber into a Victory tulip

A- pours jet black with a one finger dark brown head that fades quickly. Dear god, a luxurious, beautiful pour...love it

S- lots of chocolate and some mild bourbon heat. Awesome

T- bourbon, chocolate, and wow. Holy crap is this flavorful and delicious

M- huge body. Super thick. Wow

O- yeah, this is pretty awesome. Perfectly balanced and delicious

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 5,518 ratings.