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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

5,122 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,122
Reviews: 1,659
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 2,583
Gots: 2,272 | FT: 163
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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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

The_Jerk, Nov 18, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +5.5%

Aidan_Stewart, Nov 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Hands down the best beer I have ever had. Deschutes please make this year round!

aaronrash, Nov 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

EDubLovesBeer, Nov 17, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -9.1%

Mike, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

BrewtalHonesty, Nov 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

CUBeerBuff, Nov 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

AnotherVice, Nov 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

dripa8, Nov 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, 2013 Reserve, best after 08/16/14, 11% abv
A - sticky, viscous, light brown head is darker brown towards the top of the black colored ale
S - wine barrel stands out in the sweet, complex nose; chocolate, oak, vanilla, cherry, bourbon, booze are all very present as well
T - very sweet, very rich, very complex - better as it warms; dark chocolate, molasses, caramel, wine, cherry, vanilla, roasted barley, oak, bourbon
M - rich and full bodied, smooth, excellently balanced
O - not quite as good as I recall the 2009 release being, but this is a world class American Imperial Stout regardless. So much care and precision goes into this beer, and it pays in quality and complexity.

barnzy78, Nov 17, 2014
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4.47/5  rDev -0.9%

CaptDavyJones, Nov 17, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -15.7%

Mojua, Nov 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

AdmiralOzone, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

MPorts25, Nov 16, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +8.6%

TetonMike, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

PatrickInAustinTx, Nov 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photchkiss, Nov 16, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +3.8%

ZethOfTheNorth, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

jakewatt135, Nov 15, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%

bricarr74, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

JammyV, Nov 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Phil_H, Nov 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Had the 2014 vintage. Deschutes knows how to make an amazing beer. The beer is dark as always, texture is not as thick as past years. Has some great molasses and fig taste throughout. The one downside I have is that it is a bit sweeter than past years...possibly a great cellar beer?

bendbeerme, Nov 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

rodmanfor3, Nov 14, 2014
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1.28/5  rDev -71.6%

bchasebutler, Nov 14, 2014
The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 5,122 ratings.