The Abyss | Deschutes Brewery

7,088 Ratings
The AbyssThe Abyss

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

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

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4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The cherry really takes this to unprecedented levels. My very high expectations were surpassed. This beer blows me away. I will make great sacrifices to get more bottles of this.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: pours with a syrup viscosity with a brown head that dissapates quickly. Medium-heavy lacing.
S: a bourbon sweetness at the front with dark chocolate and smoke blend. Cherries and raisin.
T: the bitter chocolate and natural sweetness is balanced amazingly well. It is difficult to describe the sweetness but it brought a cherry/orange alcohol taste to my palate.
M: little carbonation. Left after the years but sits medium and very surprisingly light for the style.
O: th balance of bitter chocolate and alcohol sweetness makes this one of the top stouts. I personally would like a little more alcohol notes but an amazing beer!

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3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.66/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

2013 Vintage poured into a snifter at cellar temperature
A - Pours a very dark brown with a single finger of brown head. The head dissipates slowly to a tan lacing.
S - Smells of chocolate, medium hops and a little small amount of vanilla from the wood.
T - Bite of hops/heavily toasted wood up front, a malty middle and a bitter aftertaste.
M - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O - This beer did not bring its various components together in a harmonious fashion. While it smells good the taste is not focused. Fans of quirky beers (i.e. Blaecorn Unidragon) may like this. Otherwise, I would not recommend this.

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
4.48 out of 5 based on 7,088 ratings.
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