The Stoic - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by SWMeyer4141:
3.68/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
8:30 on a Tuesday night, really wanted to try this so am going to have to drink the whole bomber...at least I'll sleep good. 11% ABV, poured into an oversized wine glass.
Appearance-A solid orange, not as hazy as a quad, let alone looks nothing like a quad. Head was off white, about one finger worth. After the head dissipates almost immediately ift leaves some nice little bubbles resting on top and the sides of the glass.
Smell-Picked the right glass b/c It really smells like a white wine. I pick up alot of the belgian yeasts which makes you know it's obviously a beer, but it's a very tart lemon, peachy, grapy aroma. It's oak aged, but can't get an of the oak in the aroma.
Taste-Upfront some of the booze hits the lips along with some tartness. Kind of taste's like sweet candy soaked in alcohol. Some breadiness does eventually come in. Kind of takes over the booze and the tartness. The finish is that belgian yeast spiciness, which may be the only characteristic that tells me it's a quad.
Mouthfeel-After having a few undercarbonated beers lately it's nice to have this carbonated well. Medium bodied beer.
Overall-Usually whatever the beer gets for the taste will generally be for the most part my overall grade. However, it's tastes very good, and I could drink alot of this. Only thing is it's the same beer style as alot of heavy hitters I've had, ABT12, Roch10, exc.. Yea I know it's not exactly a "quad" but nonetheless, whatever style you want to call it, it's a tasty beer. At 14 bucks a pop though would I buy it again? maybe so...but I'd probably not.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2011 02:52:31 | More by SWMeyer4141
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4.56/5 rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Amazing. Belgian yeast (actually a pretty light touch) along with some strong sweetness from the malt. Sweet like a good barleywine would be, a sweetness that seems totally natural in this context. Most beers that are in the style don't choose to go so sweet, but for this beer it really, really works. Absolutely my new favorite.
Serving type: on-tap
02-04-2014 05:32:27 | More by bizweasel
The Stoic from Deschutes Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.