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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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100
world-class

4,859 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,859
Reviews: 1,638
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 2,483
Gots: 2,202 | FT: 156
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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)

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-24-2006)
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4.88/5  rDev +8%

Lucky to live in Portland, had at Deschutes Brewery on tap

A-thin brown ring (I think the waiteress brought it quite a while after it had been poured) I expected a good foam after all the reviews. Yes, black as the Abyss, couldn't see through the glass

S-coffee,licorice,chocolate,vanilla -smooth smells nothing over powering

T-OK this is where I really became impressed roasted malt,COFFEE,CHOCOLATE,molasses,vanilla,hint of licorice
(everyone at the table tried it EVERYONE -even my wife the wine snob liked it)

M-CREAMY, only word I use. OK, smoooth works too

O-Not a Deschutes Brewery diehard (a couple of the seasonals I like), but this is one of the best Imperial Stouts out there (it ranks close to my favorite beer of all time Mephistopheles beer by Avery at least IMO)

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2011 vintage.

Had this beer without aging on 12/31/11 (review entered from notes). Have another one being aged.

Appearance: Jet black with a thin, brown head.

Smell: Coffee, bourbon, some alcohol presence

Taste: Roasted malts, molasses, coffee, and chocolate

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy

Overall: Really like this one. I'm not sure I agree that it's #14 in the world (its current ranking), but it is an excellent beer. I'm partial to KBS, but eager to sample my aged bottle in several months...

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,859 ratings.