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The Stoic - Deschutes Brewery

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The StoicThe Stoic

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BA SCORE
86
very good

562 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 562
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.92%
Wants: 63
Gots: 182 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
'Brewed with pomegranate with 16.5% being aged in oak wine barrels and 16.5% being aged in oak rye whiskey barrels'

20 IBU

August 2011 - Released in 22 oz. bottles and draught.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 08-03-2011)
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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22oz brown pop top, nicely waxed, with beautiful, classy label featuring a monk. 2011 vintage; enjoy by August 2012. Poured in measures into my half-pint Black Sheep goblet.

Appearance: Orange amber brew, with lots of tiny sediment in suspension (the clerk up-ended my bottle as he was wrapping it up, ugh). This is capped by a nice creamy ivory head which shows good retention. Lazy, tiny carbonation.

Smell: Not at all what I expected. Some juicy, light-red fruits, along with what smells like a ghostly hint of funk, some fairly strong bubblegum notes, and a hint of barrel character. Not typical, by any means, but quite pleasant. If this tastes anywhere near so good, it seems that I’m in for a treat!

Taste: Opens with juicy red fruit, with notes of banana and a big bubblegum presence, almost like a Bavarian Weizen. Sweet pale malt (and maybe a hint of light crystal malt) through the middle. Ends with a light red-fruit tartness and a wonderfully understated barrel character (of the whiskey, rather than the wine, variety). The vanilla/dry oakiness comes through, more than the spirit, however. Very nicely barreled beer! I wish more breweries would recognize the merits of a subtle barrel presence. This is definitely warming, but 11%? No trace!

Mouthfeel: The fairly high levels of carbonation work well with the fairly rich, creamy body.

Overall: From the fairly low scores and the fact that we still have CASES of this sitting around town, when the Abyss and BB XXIII sold out in a few hours, I wasn’t expecting much from this at all. Turns out, this was quite a nice surprise, and I’m glad I treated myself after giving a presentation on my research today. If this is still around in a couple of months, I’ll gladly pick up one more, if my budget can handle the $13.00 hit at that point. For what it’s worth, I love Boulevard Brewing, and have to give props to my local brewery, but this beer is, IMO, far superior to their barrel-aged quad with fruit.
B+ to A-

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 14:14:31 | More by BedetheVenerable
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The Stoic from Deschutes Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.