The Abyss | Deschutes Brewery

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The AbyssThe Abyss
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:
7,060
Reviews:
1,958
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
2,943
Gots:
3,890
For Trade:
332
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2011 Release Best After Date: 8/4/12 ABV”: 11.0%

Black as a moonless midnight with a very dense, very thick light brown head. Cocoa and old wood aroma; molasses; slightly sweet smelling; faintly spicy (something like cinnamon). Dark and charred grain flavors; bittersweet chocolate; a well-tamed booze flavor in the background, co-mingling with well-ripened dark fruit character; vanilla. Thick and chewy; syrupy without being cloying.

Thick, foamy sheets of lacing clinging to the glass adds to the initial appearance appeal. The melt-in-your mouth mouthfeel is incredibly satisfying. And then you come to the flavors! Oh, man!! All I can say is this monster is incredibly delightful to coat and swirl about your taste buds. All the components just come together perfectly, providing one immensely gratifying dark beer experience, one that few high ABV stouts or porters can deliver. An exceptional offering and an even more exceptional drinking experience. I look forward to opening up my 2012 release in the future...
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2014 Release

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Deep, dark brown body; thick, foamy, brown head; plenty of clinging tan foam. Vanilla and cocoa aroma. Anise and chocolate notes; mildly boozy. Heavy body; slick and silky; mostly sweet finish.

Another fine tasting, sweet and heavy dark beer. Reviewed during the "online" Abyss 2015 taste test...

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
4.48 out of 5 based on 7,060 ratings.
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