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Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery
2016 The Abyss Brandy Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
2017 Best Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Deschutes Brewery
2016 The Abyss Brandy Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3%
Dark brown black color. Interesting aromas of single village chocolate, graham cracker, licorice, and smoked jerky with a velvety, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity fat body and a warming, intricate, long toffee, smoked peppercorn, dark roast coffee, and oak finish. A fantastical deep and rich imperial stout with great waves of flavor and texture to savor.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: single village chocolate, graham cracker, licorice, and smoked jerky
Taste Flavor: toffee, smoked peppercorn, dark roast coffee, and oak
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fantastical deep and rich imperial stout with great waves of flavor and texture to savor.
The Producer

Deschutes Brewery

The Producer
901 S.W. Simpson Ave
Bend, OR 97702
USA
1 541-312-6942
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
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Serve in a Snifter
The category of barrel-aged beer represents a diverse range of ale and lager styles that have been aged in non-neutral wood. These beers commonly range between 7.5-10% in alcohol with further variations depending on the interpretation of the style. These beers are characterized by both wood-influenced flavors (vanillia, caramel, toast, coconut) and secondary flavors of the alcohol previously aged in the wood (bourbon, scotch whisky, sherry). The overall character of the final beer may also included acetic, lactic or Brettanomyces flavors and aromas resultant of the barrel. A wide variety of base beer styles may be barrel-aged for an additional level of complexity, although barrel-aged versions of darker or more alcoholic styles are among the more common examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Grand Rapids The Mound Maker.
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Barrel Aged Imperial Stout