The Abyss Deschutes 2014 release

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  1. tylerstravis

    tylerstravis Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2014 Colorado

    For you lazy bastards :slight_smile:


    The first time you will be able to buy Deschutes Brewing’sThe Abyss will be on November 13th, 2014. 22oz bottles and draft will go on sale at Deschutes Pub.
  2. breadwinner

    breadwinner Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2014 California

    Barely 1/4 of the beer is aged in barrels, and yet it turns out beautifully, with just the right amount of barrel influence. I love me a good barrel-bomb as much as the next guy, but I really love the subtleties of The Abyss!
    #3 breadwinner, Nov 6, 2014
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  3. deford

    deford Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2013 California

  4. EldridgeCleaver

    EldridgeCleaver Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2014 Illinois

    Can you find this outside of the brewery itself?
  5. Smileitsfreetobehappy

    Smileitsfreetobehappy Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2014 Alaska

    Always gotta grab the abyss such a well rounded brew
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  6. HeliosWP

    HeliosWP Initiate (73) Sep 10, 2014 Kansas

    It should hit anywhere in the Deschutes distro footprint.
  7. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2012 New Mexico

    Yes, this sees distribution.
  8. bowzer4birdie

    bowzer4birdie Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2012 Illinois

  9. derftron

    derftron Disciple (392) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    just did a mini vertical of 2011-13 last night. 2011 is drinking fantastic
  10. AdmiralOzone

    AdmiralOzone Poo-Bah (2,155) Jun 26, 2014 Minnesota
    Society Trader

    I need some in my belly.
  11. dutesanch

    dutesanch Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2014 California

    ISO, just putting it out there.Road trip to Bend!!
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  12. theCoder

    theCoder Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota

    Really? Did 2011 go through a magical voodoo wormhole. Did a 4 year vertical 2010-2013 back in April or May and just like every other time 2011 was the least favorite, so much licorice. After the initial 2oz pours and verticals the 2010 was voted best and bottle was drained first with 2013 and 2012 close for 2nd and 3rd with 2011 still with almost half a bottle left at the end of the night. I even got a 2011 last year in a BIF and was super sad but not fully because it allowed me to do a 4 year vertical :stuck_out_tongue:

    I'm loving last year's now though :slight_smile: can't wait to get this year's and do a 5 year vertical even though 2011 will still probably be crap.
  13. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,074) Oct 17, 2010 California

    dammit wheres dissident, isnt that suppsoed to land first? did i miss hte boat on that?

    what! no 2009 :wink: harhar
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  14. derftron

    derftron Disciple (392) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    I really liked it. Full disclosure, I drank a 2012 Parabola right beforehand so palet could have been off. 2010 is consistently the best though. Did 3 verticals last year and 2010 won every time
  15. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,510) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    You know, until the infection set in, it was my favourite fresh Abyss ever.
  16. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (583) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota

    2010 destroys the other vintages, IMO.
    #17 lonewolfcry, Nov 7, 2014
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  17. GetTheYayo

    GetTheYayo Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 Pennsylvania

    This. Had 2010 at Flying Rock in Denver last year and it was the best of the three or four releases that I've had.
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  18. theCoder

    theCoder Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota

    I wish, but the first year we had Deschuttes here in MN was 2010 :stuck_out_tongue:
  19. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,074) Oct 17, 2010 California

    no you dont wish... unless your having a sour stout tasting
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  20. theCoder

    theCoder Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota

    Guess I could find out, I have some Peruvian morning from a few years ago in the cellar that's quite infected
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  21. TboneRN

    TboneRN Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota

    Please be better than the 2013 vintage...woof
  22. Goldstar81

    Goldstar81 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2010 California

    Had a 2011 last night it was fantastic. Very smooth. The tobacco flavor thinned out. It was nice to try an aged stout where the barrel does not dominate. I might pick up a couple of these to cellar.
  23. shnsajax

    shnsajax Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho

    This is one of the reasons I moved to Boise. It's nice being able to buy this without a fight.
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  24. OneEye78

    OneEye78 Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2014 Texas

    I think this date is inaccurate. The Deschutes website still says there is no release date, and this appears to be a retread of the announcement from 2013.
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  25. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon

    Am I really the only one let down by abyss? I'll still try it but not really keen on getting bottles.
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  26. dominic4beer

    dominic4beer Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2009 California

    I've got a few 2011s if people wanna BM me for trades
  27. Mshea805

    Mshea805 Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2014 California

    Had a 2010 a few months ago and it was fantastic. Would love to see what this stuff would taste like 100% barrel aged tho.
  28. jds16

    jds16 Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2007 Ohio

    This is one of my absolute favorites. I love Deschutes' gentle use of the barrel--enough to bring some flavor, but subtle enough to let the other flavors shine.
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  29. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

    I'll be in Portland in early December - is there any chance I'll actually be able to get a bottle? My brother was there earlier this year and snagged a vintage from a brewery event, but he'll be sharing it with friends and family at Christmas while I'm a couple thousand miles away. It'd be great to be drinking the same thing on the other side of the country!
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  30. mig100

    mig100 Meyvn (1,269) Aug 3, 2014 Texas

    Anyone know if they've distro'd these to LA/Socal with previous vintages?
  31. spacecake9

    spacecake9 Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2014 Illinois

    Looking forward to it. Not The Stoic & Black Butte XXVI have been 2 of my favorite beers of 2014.
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  32. AndrewK

    AndrewK Aspirant (272) Oct 20, 2006 California

    Yes, but not in huge quantities. I had to hit several stores to manage to get 4 bottles, and it took a good number of misses to get that many hits. Sometimes the best luck is with the less popular (in terms of beer selection) Whole Foods locations. I think I ended up getting 3 over the course of a week at the WF Westwood.
  33. bowzer4birdie

    bowzer4birdie Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2012 Illinois

    When did we see this in Illinois last year? Prior to Black Friday, correct?
  34. derftron

    derftron Disciple (392) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    from the site. This Thursday it goes DOWN
  35. newjack

    newjack Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2014 Illinois

    Almost 100% we saw this prior to bcbs release last year
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  36. TboneRN

    TboneRN Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota

    I am with you! Its not the best...its definitely better than average...I think there is some decent batch variation from year to year, that or it always needs 2-3 years to sit.
  37. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    Yeah they screwed up the date. It first says November 13th, 2014 and then November 14th, 2013. Someone is dyslexic.
  38. TillTheMedicineTakes

    TillTheMedicineTakes Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2014 Colorado

    Falling Rock you must mean.
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  39. mig100

    mig100 Meyvn (1,269) Aug 3, 2014 Texas

    Thank you. I will definitely try Whole Foods, although I haven't had much luck at them previously. I guess it just takes hitting up a bunch of locations.
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