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:
3,912
Trade:
332
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Photo of cmurphy7
3.32/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wardt16
4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevebroseke
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of umichfan
4.2/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Msussman328
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buzzedup
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of osseo222000
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juneof44
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prop28WasBetter
3.8/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thoglund
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FirstInLine
3.97/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoatmanBrewsMD
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jtk21351
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wreckless76
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nicholas-Drinks
4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archiebunkerjr
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alexcortez426
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of phizzle
3.51/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Felgenlager
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DSMKillzone
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ivan52
4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeMarinello
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FCal79
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rristow
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from bottle. Aroma is peppery, licorice, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is moderately bitter with moderate sweetness. Dark chocolate with spices in flavor. Some licorice and peppery taste with some coffee and caramel. A little dark fruit as well. Very solid imperial stout. Definitely top tier.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was excited to try this eventuality I am not a fan of Imperial styles.

Poors a black and molasses-y as anything I have seen.

Deep tan head with malty alcohol aroma.

Sweet at first with a dark chocolate/caramel finish.

Much smoother than expected, but a bomber is just to much for one sitting.

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