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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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5,717 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,717
Reviews: 1,766
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 2,661
Gots: 2,934 | FT: 243
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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: 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

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 5,717 ratings.