The Abyss | Deschutes Brewery

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The AbyssThe Abyss
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.20%

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)

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,063
Reviews:
1,959
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
2,943
Gots:
3,889
For Trade:
331
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,063 |  Reviews: 1,959
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3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pitch black color with creamy, mocha head. Aroma has some acidic malt note and slightly tart fruity notes. Taste starts bitter and fruity up-front, continues with roasted malts and coffee bitterness on the finish. Full bodied, really smooth on the palate. Overall it's a really complex stout, well balanced and easy drinking for its ABV.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had a 2013 fresh on tap at FOBAB and what everyone says seems to prevail, aged a year seems to make this beer better, but all in all the mouthfeel of this beer is what I liked best about this beer, the taste was a little too smokey and hot alcohol as a fresh, but with a year or two it really comes into its own.

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
4.48 out of 5 based on 7,063 ratings.
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