The Stoic - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by deltatauhobbit:
4.28/5 rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours into a chalice a hazy golden orange color, head is very minimal with hardly any lacing on the glass.
Smell starts out with a strong tart fruity aroma, pomegranate, Belgian candied sugar add to the aroma, some other spicy esters, hints of alcohol is evident to the nose.
Taste is rather light and crispy for a Quad, likely from the pomegranate which adds a nice fruity tartness, not overly sweet but plenty enough from the candied sugar, carbonation is active and bubbly in the mouth even though it wasn't in the glass, alcohol is more than evident but isn't too distracting.
An interesting Quad, definitely more fruity than most so if fruit in a beer is a turnoff to you, you might want to avoid this one.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2012 22:20:14 | More by deltatauhobbit
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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 536 ratings.