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): 11.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A deep, dark Imperial Stout, The Abyss has almost immeasurable depth and complexity. Hints of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors make it something not just to quaff, but contemplate.

As for the great “drink it now or let it age” debate, we stand clearly on the fence. Distinct and delicious on release, the flavors meld and fuse into an entirely different pleasure after a year or more in the cellar.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#145
Reviews:
2,016
Ratings:
7,308
pDev:
9.4%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
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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 7,308 ratings