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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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100
world-class

5,115 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,115
Reviews: 1,658
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 2,583
Gots: 2,265 | 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First of all... just wow. This beer really lives up to the hype. back to the review...

A: Creamy pitch black... khaki thick lacing around the edges. Dark brown head. Can't wait!

S: Bourbon and chocolate are definitely their. Also some smokey and leather notes.

T: This is the best part. Seriously amazing... Chocolate, tobacco, whiskey, sweet raisins and plums, raspberry(?), cocoa, toast, peanut brittle, brown sugar too. Very complex.

M: Thick but not a monstrous mouth-full. Smooth and velvety. Easy to drink.

O: As above: one of the best stouts out their. Perfectly made, well-balanced, and extremely complex in flavor.

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2007 vintage. Nice wax sealed bottle, I've been anticipating this for weeks. Pours jet black with two-finger mocha head. Great retention and lacing. Smell admittedly is a bit dull IMO. Smell of some chocolate, some coffee, some alcohol...typical RIS smells. Taste is great. Rich and dark. Some black licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, some oak...a true menagerie of flavor. Low carbonation and somewhat thick going down, not too thick though. Leaves a somewhat dry feeling. I was really suprised by how well the alcohol was hidden. This is a great beer and deserving of the hype.

On a side note this beer was drank in honor of my Grandpa, who just passed away. Grandpa used to like a beer or two (or three...) and I saw it fitting to open this and drink in his honor. I dont think he would have had it any other way. The world will miss ya Mr. Ed.

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 5,115 ratings.