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:
#136
Reviews:
1,978
Ratings:
7,183
pDev:
9.4%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
2,964
Gots:
3,913
Trade:
332
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Photo of lsummers
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a thick chocolate black with a half finger cocoa colored head that leaves some fine lacing and alcohol legs.

Smells of oatmeal, slight bourbon, chocolate, and some roasted nuttiness.

Taste has the smell notes but also more woody notes and some subtle dark fruits. Very complex and nicely sweet yet the ibu's do come through. This one hasn't been aged so I'm sure that's why the ibu's are coming through more prominently, which I like. I can't talk more about the woody, sweet, brownie,and subtle bourbon notes.

Mouthfeel is nicely thick and the carbonation is mild. Overall this one is pretty dangerously tasty. I compare it to the slices of chocolate cake I only get once a year for fear I'll overdue it.

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 7,183 ratings
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