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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,870 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 4,870
Reviews: 1,641
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 2,486
Gots: 2,209 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

My first review on BA\

Beer is from tap at brewpub on release party night

A: extremely dark with brown head and minimal lacing
R: hot, vanilla, chocolate, slightly fruity
M: big and thick, takes effort to swallow, modestly carbonated
T:dark fruit (prune, raisin), hops (indeterminate - back of tongue), somewhat (alcohol) warm
O: this is an outstanding beer, but sharp around the edges; given a few months or years it might mellow and round allowing the vanilla to manifest as flavor in addition/stead of scent, allowing the fruit flavors to develop and the hop sharpnesses to oxidize into a bit of butteriness.

This is a beer well worth tasting and tastes well worth cellaring.

rluser, Nov 16, 2011
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,870 ratings.