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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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100
world-class

5,101 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 5,101
Reviews: 1,655
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 2,582
Gots: 2,256 | FT: 161
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: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2010 aged 1 year poured into a snifter. Stored at 65-70+ degrees on average with no signs of fatigue.

Appearance - pours viscous and dark, tan head, long lacing, even retention

Smell - aromas of wood, molasses and tobacco

Taste - wood up front followed by a strong molasses/anise combo and some tobacco smokiness, some sweet marshmallow flavors in there as well, quite complex, alcohol is well hidden

Mouthfeel - full body, thick and chewy, slightly dry finish, some warmth, medium/good carbonation

Overall - the age did great work on this one, with complexity to enjoy while sipping, Deschutes knows what's up

djbreezy, Nov 15, 2011
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 5,101 ratings.