Deschutes The Abyss: Rye Whiskey and Cognac Editions

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  1. darktain

    darktain Crusader (464) Dec 1, 2015 Illinois

    These are hitting Chicagoland today, just came from Binnys Schaumberg, they will let you buy one, so you have to choose and they are 29.99.....but as a suprise bonus they also have The Dissident, that was a more reasonable 16.99. Not all stores are getting it though, Algonquin got none. Also I had to ask and he went and grabbed them from the back, nice guy, he was the one who asked if I wanted dissident(had no clue it was coming).
  2. TrapJaw77

    TrapJaw77 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2015 Illinois

    $30 in Chicago. Sorry, gotta pass.
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  3. Sparty1224

    Sparty1224 Savant (1,006) Jun 18, 2014 Michigan

    Some Chicago stores are doing $25, which isn't terrible.
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  4. SoNiC21

    SoNiC21 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2015 California

    Glad I was able to score a few, was curious to see how "limited" it is so I shot an email for myself and anyone who might care.

    Pieces of an email

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  5. rjd722

    rjd722 Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2013 Maryland

    I had a pour of the Rye Whiskey at Deschutes in Portland, pretty phenomenal.
  6. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Pooh-Bah (1,944) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Damn I was just at a Binny's and they had a lot of regular Abyss on the shelf. Didn't know we had to ask for them. Called my two other local craft beer stores and they sold out in less than hour. Lesson learned, always ask! Been waiting for this to show up in Chicago.
  7. itracy63

    itracy63 Savant (1,163) Apr 20, 2013 Washington

    Haven't been able to track down a Cognac, but I will pile on the sentiment that the Rye is phenomenal fresh. One of the best BA stouts I've had in a long time.
  8. chitowntink

    chitowntink Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2015 Illinois

    Just had both on tap this last weekend in Portland and they were both amazing. I did prefer the rye, but would not be disappointed if I could only get the cognac.

    I was able to snag a rye this afternoon at Binnys in Lakeview, but I only knew they had them because I saw another guy get one from the back room.
  9. deleted_user_950283

    deleted_user_950283 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2015

    $28 in Billings, Montana... 5 cases of each arrived that I know of
  10. jpbolton

    jpbolton Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2015 Maryland

    In Columbia, MO there were 2 cases of each total for the whole city at $27. Obviously, they didnt last long.
  11. NickMpls

    NickMpls Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2016 Minnesota

    Still saw some ryes laying around this week in minneapolis. $25. No cognacs that I've seen
  12. spacecake9

    spacecake9 Pooh-Bah (2,116) Apr 26, 2014 Illinois

    I walked into Happy Harry's in Fargo and both were sitting on the shelf. Checked BA and walked out with a cognac. That is why I love BA!
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  13. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    FYI, the beer is very bitter. That smokey, oaky-dry bitterness from regular Abyss is very prominent here. At least in the Rye Whiskey version.
  14. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Pooh-Bah (1,944) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    Called every Binnys within my range yday (about 7 of them) and visited the 2 that still had some in the Chicagoland area and was able to snag a rye and whiskey for each me and my buddy! Months of trolling this thread of when these variants would show up in chitown and very happy to get a pair of each! Now the hard part, waiting until they are ripe for drinking.
  15. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,978) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    I'd agree that the Rye version is a bit bitter, but that definitely is typical of Abyss. I'm enjoying this right now! Was only able to get 1, and no luck with the cognac.

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  16. JKieffer22

    JKieffer22 Initiate (198) Oct 15, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Philly is the only PA market getting it
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  17. Bryanweppner-123

    Bryanweppner-123 Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2014 Illinois

    My store should be getting these at end of week. Chicago burbs. 22.99.
  18. 701beer

    701beer Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2009 North Dakota

    I guess I need to go buy up the Cognac...
  19. dshansen1184

    dshansen1184 Pundit (906) Sep 21, 2014 Washington

    Found a fewbottles of the rye variant gathering dust at the Kahala Whole Foods just outside Honolulu. Priced at $24.99 with no bottle limit.
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  20. Fordcoyote15

    Fordcoyote15 Pooh-Bah (2,132) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Reading this thread leaves me thinking that I got duped when I bought my regular abyss for $22 on Tuesday.
  21. mingo

    mingo Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2013 Arizona

    not outside of the gouged price, but its normally $16-$18
  22. albell9

    albell9 Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2014 Arizona

    And some of us are lucky enough to get the regular'16 Abyss at $12.99 at WF in PHX today. Store said they got only 1 case of rye, gone in a few hours. No cognac available.
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  23. brewaddict

    brewaddict Pundit (929) Nov 25, 2015 California

    A case of rye just landed at my local place here in NorCal Bay Area. I see a few got theirs in San Francisco weeks ago. So I'm surprised that these showed up so late. $25 each. Fingers crossed that cognac is still inbound.
  24. eppie82

    eppie82 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,269) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    I'm glad I was able to get a Rye whiskey one in trade.

    Paying $30/bottle in Chicago, with all the options already available here, would have been a no-go from the start.
  25. thesteve1000

    thesteve1000 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2014 Michigan

    I scored a rye in Vail, and found two Cognacs in Carbondale. I left two on the shelf for the rest of youse. Drank the rye, (my first Abyss) and it was really impressive.
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  26. Dan_K

    Dan_K Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado

    The cognac and rye variants have more barrel time than Reg. Abyss right?
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  27. VinHalen54

    VinHalen54 Pundit (761) Jun 4, 2014 Illinois

    Regular Abyss is only 50% barrel aged. For the variants: "These two remarkably rare releases are 100% aged in their respective barrels"
  28. GregA135

    GregA135 Initiate (0) Mar 25, 2014 Pennsylvania

    $17/bottle?!?! How?!?! My buddy got my Rye Whiskey bottle for $35!
  29. Beerbom

    Beerbom Pooh-Bah (1,576) Dec 20, 2014 California
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    At several of my local bevmos in northern CA the rye is $17.50. I was told they ordered regular abyss and accidently got the rye (at regular price) so they are charging us what they would the regular abyss. The sku on the bottle doesn't work and incidentally, the sign under the rye is for regular abyss..they have to manually override the system to get it to ring up so it kinda sounds legit. Perhaps something like that happened there. I paid $27 for cognac elsewhere in same area 1 mos ago.
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  30. NealioATX

    NealioATX Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2015 Texas

    Sadly, Texas may not be getting any this year.
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  31. DrunkMcGruff

    DrunkMcGruff Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2013 Michigan

    No accident, the bottle shop I manage doesn't gouge on prices. Regular/Cognac/Rye were all priced the same by the case by our distributor. We used our normal markup % and it came to $17 a bottle. Having said that, we were only shipped one case of each, along with a case of The Dissident, priced exactly the same. I personally bought one bottle of each 4, then our 11 best customers were given the opportunity the do the same, some people just wanted variants, some wanted all, some wanted just regular Abyss, some just Dissident, all in all I believe we were able to get about 25 customers total covered with what stock we had. Wholesale price may have been a mistake by our distributor, but we choose the high road and not to gouge our customers, regardless of rarity or whale status.
  32. NealioATX

    NealioATX Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2015 Texas

    I typically do the same for the most part. I just wished the labels weren't screwed up and TABC would allow them to be released.
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  33. Gmoney23

    Gmoney23 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2015 Illinois

    Scored a rye ba today.... $29.99..

    Western burbs of after 12/18/ the cellar.
  34. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Liquor store in fort collins, CO has both variations, just sitting there. Have been for awhile.
  35. mjfv23

    mjfv23 Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2015 Montana

    My store in Montana still has 4-5 cases of the regular abyss. Don't know about other states but our wholesale cost for the variants was significantly higher than the regular.
  36. chicagogooner

    chicagogooner Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2014 Illinois

    Grabbed both for $22 and $23 in the suburbs. Best price I have seen so far.
  37. deleted_user_950283

    deleted_user_950283 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2015

    Adding my two cents... Think the cognac was smoother now. The rye had more bite. As far as what I read I'm in the minority on this.
  38. Eidel18

    Eidel18 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Was passing through Philly on Sunday and stopped at craft beer outlet. They got a case of each variant for $35 a bottle. Wasn't on the shelf I asked the owner what's new and limited and said they just came in.
  39. magnessr

    magnessr Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2015 Ohio

    Our local shop just got some in. They are doing a raffle with their club customers, so hopefully I get a chance to pick up a bottle. Pretty excited, as I have only heard great things about this beer.
  40. Nhens0016

    Nhens0016 Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2013 Louisiana

    I was amazed to find a local Farm Co-Op got a case of the Rye in. No one knows it is there. Has been for a week now. I bought two bottles but still might buy more haha who knows!
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