When the beer you drink is older than the relationships you have with everyone present

Not weird, but I did discover that one of us has 3 times the number of ticks than the days I have been alive…..really impressive, and absolutely terrifying.

Anyways, my friend Kevin had finally completed his 10-year vertical of Abyss thanks to the recent release, so he wasted no time in trying to kill us all.


Deschutes The Abyss 2006, 2007, and 2008: Remarkably different beers, with 2007 being the sweetest in my opinion. However, I was surprised to see that I actually preferred 2006 to be the best of the three, seeing as how stouts usually don’t aged well at the decade mark.


Ah, the infected one. This particular bottle only had slight infection, even after 6 years of sitting around in someone’s cellar. I would say that it is about 1/5 of the infection that is currently found in Goose Island’s Bourbon County Coffee. Oh shit, I’m not supposed to say it’s infected, because Goose Island says it just has off flavors and isn’t actually infected, but it totally is.


Deschutes The Abyss 2010, 2011, 2012: I’ve made it pretty clear in the past that 2010 is my favorite vintage of Abyss, and I’m going to say it again, 2010 is the best. I preferred it out of these three, then 2011, then 2012.


Okay, here I preferred 2015 over the others, with 2014 and 2013 following.


Oh we’re not done yet, since Deschutes released a cognac barrel aged version as well as a rye whiskey version. Rye is better in my opinion, it’s a little boozy up front, but that rye spice really pairs well with the base beer.

OKAY! Best beers of the lineup were 2010, 2006, and Rye!


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