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
Ranking:
#134
Reviews:
1,996
Ratings:
7,245
pDev:
9.4%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
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2,959
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3,942
Trade:
332
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I had the 2010 Abyss. I had 1 when in came out, and another recently that I had been aging (4 years). Deschutes claims they are better with at least a year of age on them, but having gone this long, I don't remember well enough to describe a difference.

Color - Black and opaque with a brown head, a very stout stout

Smell - all of them. They really crammed everything into this beer. Raisins, fruit, molasses, malt, a little coffee and chocolate, although the fruit came through more

Taste - again, everything but the kitchen sink. All the above smells, and maybe a little oak and carmel

Mouth feel - thick and syrup

Stout is not my preferred beer, but this one is pretty special

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 7,245 ratings
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