The Abyss | Deschutes Brewery

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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:
7,100
Reviews:
1,962
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
2,950
Gots:
3,895
For Trade:
332
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Had both the 2011 and 2012 on tap at the Red Cow in Minneapolis as part of a Deschutes flight.

Pours a deep, deep brown to black, completely opaque with a thick brown head. Lots of sticky lacing on the flight glass. A rich toasty, roasty aroma with lots of malt and dark fruit on the nose. The 2011 is almost perfect in taste so I'll give it that score. Toasted malt, with minimal hops, sweet with faint molasses on the tastebuds. The 2012 still needs a little more maturation to reach this point, but it's well on its way there. As for the mouthfeel, this is one chewy m-f- of a brew, a meal in itself. Full bodied is just the beginning.

Overall, this is what I want to sip on a chilly winter evening as I sit by the fire with my hunting malti-poo on my lap.

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
4.48 out of 5 based on 7,100 ratings.
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