The time has come again for the annual release of The Abyss imperial stout from Deschutes Brewery.
For 2016, bottles of The Abyss are a mixture of three different barrels:
- 21 percent aged in bourbon barrels,
- 21 percent in oak wine barrels
- 8 percent aged in new barrels from Oregon.
The stout comes in at 11 percent ABV and is packed in corked and caged 22-ounce bottles.
Last year, Deschutes announced two additional variants in honor of the 10th anniversary of the beer: Cognac-aged The Abyss and rye-aged The Abyss. Both beers aged for 12 months.
The trend continues with one of this years variants aged in brandy barrels from France. The other aged in Scotch barrels that are indeed “from a collection of distilleries in Scotland” according to a post on Deschutes blog.
On Dec. 16, Deschutes will release bottles of The Abyss and the variants at its pub in Bend, Ore.