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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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4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle split 2 ways. 2010 vintage properly cellared.

A: Thick pour into a tulip yields a mocha head which recedes rather too fast. Color is true to the maw, but it's the legs which impress. They leave a brown stain on the glass.

N: Peppercorn, molasses, anise, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee. Laden with an earthy bitterness still. Fudge goes deep as does the licorice. Has a slight raspberry and cherry edge.

T: Lots of blackstrap molasses and black licorice. Substantial earthy hoppiness. Roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Lots of black peppercorns. Raisins and prunes compose the back of the flavors. Oaks, as always is quite strong, though bourbon is not. Every sip is a bitter, sweet, and spicy assault on the tongue, but it's never cloying or overpowering.

M: Heavy on the palate, but it does lack some of the heft of its competitors. Lots of alcohol still. This might have another couple of years until it peaks.

O: A fantastic RIS. Never goes too big in any one direction, which is a big positive in my book, because it's easier to find the spectrum of flavors. You'll enjoy it, it's a given. Pity this is the last year of the non-futzed version.

Serving type: bottle

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