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Not The Stoic - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
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208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
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:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 04-29-2014)
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3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Bottle poured in to chalice.

Wow! What a great beer. I am somewhat limited in my experience of quads. But from what the style has to offer, this is one of the better ones that I've had. A complex beer, with extremely high drinkability. The beer has a sweet, but balanced entry. Sweet with residual sugars, raisin, prune. I picked up some nice grape notes as well, not sure I've had that in a quad before-welcomed, though. As the brew warmed, poured at about 50F, the brown sugar, cinammon, and molasses became more present. The sweetness is present from entry to finish, I didn't find it cloying or overbearing. I am a huge saison fan, so I don't particularly care for sweet beers. I did not find it to be too sweet. I really dig the estery, min clove, and spiciness from the belgian yeast. There is a nice sweet, bready and soft bitter finish to the brew. The beer is thin bodied. Alcohol is well masked with only a slight warming effect upon consumption. To me the beer drinks like a 7-8%, eventhough it's a 12 percenter. I thoroughly enjoyed the beer. Have one if you can.

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Not The Stoic from Deschutes Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.