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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

5,636 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,636
Reviews: 1,750
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 2,632
Gots: 2,830 | FT: 228
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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Photo of ryanmextorf
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aging my second bottle of this one. Hopefully it'll meld these flavors a little better and the wine barrel won't be so over powering. Still a very enjoyable brew but I can't wait to see what a year does to this beer!

Photo of Mike-Harms
4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wallbj
3.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of timoteo833
4.93/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KingsHop
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MajorBuckeye
3.54/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Perhaps I need to try a second bottle...it was decent but not as good as I was anticipating.

Photo of Swaino
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dfhhead25
3.93/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brittonnash
2.66/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Good smell, appearance and feel. Taste was not to my liking.

Photo of HOMEPL8
4.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VBWharfRat
4.77/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mattboyer182
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Graffy
3.68/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

BA said I had to justify my rating

Photo of abuswell84
4.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely the best beer I've ever had. Incredibly smooth for the ABV and not overpowering on the bourbon taste. Can definitely taste the molasses and is just oh god amazing.

Photo of Mike_Amps
4.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGoodStout
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trdtercel92
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NicDacey
4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kreg02
4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jayluf
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopTrips
4.87/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of andrewdanks
4.82/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sweffin
4.02/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrennanS
4.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 5,636 ratings.