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The Stoic - Deschutes Brewery

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86
very good

557 Ratings
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Ratings: 557
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.92%
Wants: 63
Gots: 179 | 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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elNopalero

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4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this received a lot of hype when it came out, and a lot of backlash from that hype. But that’s old news now and in a way it’s good, because it gives one an opportunity to review and evaluate the beer on it’s merits.

First off, for a Belgian style quad this looks nothing like what I’d expect it to be. Not that I’m complaining, mind you. But it’s so… light! Not the burgundy amber I’d expect, but not the clear straw-golden color of, say, a triple. Somewhere inbetween. Apparently aged in wine barrels, and that definitely comes through on the dry finish. An experiment, hybrid, curious beer that’s no where near the monstrosity I was led to believe it would be.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 21:56:42 | More by elNopalero
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The Stoic from Deschutes Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.