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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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world-class

4,614 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,614
Reviews: 1,623
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 2,407
Gots: 2,141 | FT: 143
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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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California

5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at The Alibi Room in Vancouver.

A: 1" light brown thick head that left a nice lacing over black liquid.

S: Chocolate, coffee and yeast.

T: An assault of bitter coffee and dark chocolate galore with a semi-sweet finish. Oak, vanilla and yeast flavours are also present; but to a lesser degree.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: A beautiful beer on tap, but I can see why this would get better with age.

Serving type: on-tap

12-14-2011 12:03:13 | More by DaftCaskBC
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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mthomas84

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-13-2011 22:23:20 | More by mthomas84
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Washington

4/5  rDev -11.5%

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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +10.6%

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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage.

Pours a thick-appearing viscous black capped with a dark brown head that recedes leaving very little to no lacing. Smell is rich black strap molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak and a hint of coffee. Taste is initially a luxurious bitterness of dark chocolate and espresso intertwined with richly vanilla molasses, caramel and toffee sweetness. Oak appears mid palate along with a hint of anise. Finish is mildly bitter, dry and with subtle bourbon barrel elements except there's no hint of the 11% ABV. Mouthfeel is creamy, low carbonation, but slightly less thick that I would have liked.

Overall: richly complex and highly enjoyable. hype-worthy certainly.

Serving type: bottle

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,614 ratings.