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
Ratings:
7,083
Reviews:
1,961
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
2,949
Gots:
3,893
For Trade:
330
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good after 11/1/13 bomber poured in to a snifter

A - nice dark midnight look with hints of brown; mocha looking 1/8th of an inch head; some bubbles and retention in there

S - chocolate covered cherries; oak char; burnt sugar; some dark grapes or grape juice; that molasses flavor

T - coffee; dark chocolate; subtle cherry; burnt oak; bitter hops; roasted caramel and chocolate malts; that grape/vinous flavor; nuanced vanilla

M - surprisingly really smooth; a little bitter with the coffee notes; heavy bodied but still smooth; pleasantly light carbonation

O - I realize I've opened this beer prematurely, but I'm sitting on half a case of 2012s and need to know what this beer drinks like; it's damn good, complex, sweet, bitter, roasty, all of the above wo being overly so in any vein; somehow it's really even-keeled given all the complexity. The oak-wine elements are perfectly sweet.

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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
4.48 out of 5 based on 7,083 ratings.
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