Abyss 2012

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by kscaldef, Nov 15, 2012.

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  1. honkduh

    honkduh Aspirant (253) Jun 2, 2011 Oregon
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  2. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2011 Washington

    Last years Abyss on at Uber. This years on at Chuck's.
  3. Lefty1881

    Lefty1881 Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2010 Florida
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    We got this years in a trade, and it was not very impressive. Not sure if we got a bad bottle or what, but way too carbonated and tasted boring. I drank a Black Xantus after just to restore my faith in stouts. I feel gipped :-/
  4. NWer

    NWer Defender (685) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    Well, it does have a "best after" date on it for a reason. I disagree though. The '12 is very good now and very promising for the future in my opinion.
  5. CampesinoTino

    CampesinoTino Initiate (17) Dec 20, 2009 Washington

    Just picked up a bottle at Essential Market (4th & University) in downtown Seattle. They still have a few left for those who've given up on finding it in the city like I had.
  6. MichaelGV

    MichaelGV Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2008 California

    Anyplace have it on tap in Portland?
  7. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    It's listed on Belmont Station's taplist currently.
  8. Dogfishipas

    Dogfishipas Initiate (0) May 3, 2008 Washington

  9. graymoment

    graymoment Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2010 California

    The 2013 Abyss is now $17 at the Bend Pub. Ouch. They've gone from $10-17 in just a couple of years.

    Still within market price for a [partial] barrel aged beer these days, but The Abyss always used to be the best buy of the group.
  10. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    looks like they saw that and decided to cash in. it was the same in portland.
  11. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    In five years most special release HOTD twelve ounce will be $30 and Abyss will be $25.​
  12. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    sadly you're probly right
  13. ggfunk

    ggfunk Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2010 Oregon

    17? Geebus.
  14. exitmusic00

    exitmusic00 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2010 Oregon

    I wouldn't mind the price as much if there were more of a barrel presence...but I've tried '13 on cask, regular & nitro, and this is a beer that - since 2011 - has just gotten flat-out left in the dust by many other BA beers out there.
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  15. JasonLovesBeer

    JasonLovesBeer Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)

    Hmm. Here in BC we pay $20 for Black Butte and Dissident so I expect this year's Abyss will be easily $25 in BC.

    Won't stop me but it's pretty pricy for sure. It's all supply and demand though - demand has skyrocketed while supply has been more steady.
  16. w_klon

    w_klon Initiate (183) Aug 1, 2012 Oregon
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    Daaayumm... Matt telling it like it is...
  17. msubulldog25

    msubulldog25 Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2005 Oregon

    Rather than get this year-old thread started up again, let's start a new one for 2013, ok?
    Locking this one...

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