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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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100
world-class

5,731 Ratings
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99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,731
Reviews: 1,768
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 2,668
Gots: 2,940 | FT: 246
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sippin' on this thang at Haven Gastro Pub in Old Town Orange, CA.

Saw that this bad boy has a 100 and it had me intrigued. Even at $12 a glass, Raul couldn't resist - but now Raul wishes that he did.

Look? Like a good stout. Not much to say.

Aroma? A little coffee, toffee even. But nothin' blowin up at me like a gangsta would want.

Taste? HUGE letdown. Boozy, a bit harsh (a bit), and just not that great. I mean, it's palatable, but wow...

Mouthfeel? Is there any? Oh yeah, not much. Raul has had richer, silkier, and more supple Stouts than this thang.

Not only does Raul not approve. He says run. Run to the nearest Old Rasputin that you can find!

Edit: It was served overly cold out of the tap and it is getting better as it warms.

*8 months later, Raul had this again as his palate has matured like an Olson Twin's bank account when she hit 18. Flavor was more robust, but still hot. Mouth feel was a lot richer (almost more than Ashley Olsen) and the nose was more refined than an OC housewife rhinoplasty. Raul agrees, but there is better.

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 5,731 ratings.