The Abyss - Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged | Deschutes Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Abyss we’ve bottled a 100% rye whiskey barrel-aged version for you to enjoy. This is a remarkably limited release so if you see it, grab a snifter on tap and a bottle (or two)!

Added by WCKDVBZ on 11-10-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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87
Ratings:
436
pDev:
6.82%
 
 
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4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
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4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
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3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
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4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
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Deschutes The Abyss (Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged), 13.2% ABV, 86 IBU. Pours dark black and thick with a one finger brown head. Whisky sweetness and chocolate on the nose, taste follows plus strong vanilla, and surprisingly little bitterness given the IBU. Outstanding mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

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4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2015 aged in the beer fridge; enjoyed slighted warmed in a snifter glass.

This is a marked improvement over the standard Abyss. The Rye and vanilla are a welcome addition that adds complexity to the Abyss. The cherry, licorice, and the aforementioned rye and vanilla make for an enjoyable and surprising treat.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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