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Not The Stoic - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 12
Gots: 71 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 04-29-2014)
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bnes09

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bronze with deep ruby hues. Gorgeous color. Light tan head on the pour recedes relatively quickly leaving little lacing.

Sweet floral, dark fruit and yeast perfectly blended in the aroma.

Succulent dark fruit amidst a spicy, earthy yeast presence. Leafy hop. Nothing really different or usual here, just really well balanced. Contrary to other examples, this seems to lose complexity as it warms. Does have a strong alcohol presence which is soothing to me.

Full bodied. Drying from the alcohol yet sticky from the sugar. Well carbonated.

This is the first beer I've had with a "best after" date on the bottle. It's great now. I'll have to buy another bottle and age it.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 01:06:57 | More by bnes09
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Well, I thought The Stoic was excellent, so I hope Deschutes didn't fuck the beer up because everyone else didn't like it. 22 oz. black-waxed bottle split with my wife.

Pour is a dark enough red that I have to hold it up to the light to accurately ascertain its color. Carbonation reports in: low. Smells like a light wine with a side of quad sweetness. From the nose, hard to believe only 15% of this came out of wine barrels.

Not the Stoic redefines the word 'interesting'. First up is big dark fruits which I'm going to attribute to the 'pomegranate molasses' on the label - & what the hell is pomegranate molasses, anyways? Does syrup flow out of them trees, too? Or is it just syrup with fruit added? I love maple syrup. Especially on Belgian waffles. Belgian, yeah, speaking of which, the quad creeps in mid-palate but it's subtle, quiet. Wood, bit of bourbon, sweetness, topped off with a shart of brown sugar. Very full. Half a big bottle of this is enough.

Complex, original, & pretty tasty. Nonplussed. Good beer.

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Not The Stoic from Deschutes Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.