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Beer Advent Calendar – Day 16: Deschutes Abyss presented by BrewDad

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Beer Advent Calendar – Day 16: Deschutes Abyss presented by BrewDad

To celebrate the Holiday Season, and have teamed up with beer bloggers around the country to host the first annual beer bloggers advent calendar. This is the season of sharing and we intend to share our love of beer with you. 31Bloggers Blogging – click here for the running list of beers/bloggers.

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Commercial Description:
A deep, dark Imperial Stout, The Abyss has almost immeasurable depth and complexity. Hints of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors make it something not just to quaff, but contemplate.

As for the great “drink it now or let it age” debate, we stand clearly on the fence. Distinct and delicious on release, the flavors meld and fuse into an entirely different pleasure a year on.

Sixth release – November 15, 2011!


  • Style: Imperial Stout
  • ABV: 11%
  • Bitterness: 65 IBUs


Mike from BrewDad

Why I selected the Abyss from Deschutes:

Every holiday season for the past few years I have had the chance to pick up some the truly awesome Deschutes Abyss – Imperial Stout that is barrel aged to utmost perfection. This is a truly awesome treat and for me BrewDad the best part is opening a bottle on a cold Christmas Eve as I sip and watch my “Little L” open her presents. Nothing better than this my friends.

Thick rich chocolate malts, molasses and added barrel aging lends to the smooth flavors and aromas. Over the years as they get even more popular it is getting harder to find this tasty brew. If you ever have the chance to find this on draught tell the bartender your going to “Occupy” this place until that keg is empty. I have also found it almost impossible to open any of the vintage Abyss I have due to they are becoming so rare.

The beer is available very scarcely through out the West coast and is making its way east as Deschutes opens more distribution. This is a very limited beer to find.

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About Deschutes Brewery:
Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery overlooks the wild and scenic Deschutes River. It’s home base to our adventurous, award-winning lineup of pioneering beers.

The tasting room serves as your hub. Ambassadors will explain the fine points of our beers, brewing and even insider Bend travel tips. You can pick up Deschutes Hats, T-shirts, glasses and more. Even grab beer-to-go in growlers, cases and six-packs.

With breathtaking Cascade views in a casually-upscale setting, our Mountain Room plays unique host to special events, business meetings, weddings, rehearsal dinners and corporate events. An on-site manager oversees everything so you just relax with your guests.

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