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The Stoic - Deschutes Brewery

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very good

562 Ratings
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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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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +30.9%

11-16-2011 02:24:52 | More by Snellgg5
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Jacobi

Missouri

5/5  rDev +30.9%

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Idaho

5/5  rDev +30.9%

11-14-2011 07:35:40 | More by Travisnin
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TheStashRide

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.9%

10-08-2012 02:05:02 | More by TheStashRide
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khirasaki

California

5/5  rDev +30.9%

09-19-2012 01:06:48 | More by khirasaki
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California

5/5  rDev +30.9%

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Colorado

5/5  rDev +30.9%

11-17-2011 17:19:42 | More by allforbetterbeer
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ksherry112

California

5/5  rDev +30.9%

11-29-2011 21:10:14 | More by ksherry112
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

5/5  rDev +30.9%

05-31-2012 18:18:11 | More by OriolesFan1008
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +30.9%

11-20-2011 00:56:13 | More by bob727
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cellared above 45 degrees for a year, and worth the time... without a doubt.

Unbelievable. I'm not sure if this beer it that remarkable or if its my love of quads coming through after not having had one in awhile. The look, the smell, the flavors, the texture, it has it all. I have to say it is a 5.0.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 02:07:51 | More by cdkrenz
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VPRDRVR

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.9%

12-14-2011 23:11:14 | More by VPRDRVR
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EasyReader

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +30.9%

11-18-2011 03:01:44 | More by EasyReader
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Silentraven37

Oregon

5/5  rDev +30.9%

01-22-2012 02:41:04 | More by Silentraven37
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stormywaters

California

4.78/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Suprised how light and clear this looks for a quad. I am used to thick dark quads and this is definitely more belgian to me.

a little bit of spices, a lot of carbonation, and almost a cidery type taste. Very delicious beer, one to stock up on for sure.

The 11% is hidden very well and easy to drink, i could get carried away on this one really quick.

Overall this really is an excellent beer, easily in my top 10.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 00:23:32 | More by stormywaters
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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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California

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Wisconsin

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New York

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California

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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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searsclone

Arizona

4.63/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a really cool looking bottle with black wax helping to seal the cap. The cap tells me "bravely done". It's an opaque deep amber with quite a bit of sediment floating. Not as much head as I had hoped for.

smells a bit like earth, but mostly like wine. If I didn't know any better, I would think I was smelling a glass of wine. Mostly white grapes, I think

Taste is grapes, and fruit. Maybe some alcohol, a little bit of hop. After reading some of the other reviews, I think that the hop that I'm getting is actually the pomegranite. I really don't get much flavor out of this one, it reminds me of a red wine.

The mouthfeel was a bit strange. To see the glass, there was very little carbonation, but in the mouth, it was quite sharp and clean. I think that the mouthfeel and drinkability was the best thing about this one.

If I see this one again, I may pick up another bottle and keep it for at least a year, and try it again.

Update**

Had this on tap, in a snifter.

Golden orange color with small head and decent lacing.

Smelled like earth and spices and honey

Taste like bubblegum, yeast, spice, honey, alcohol and maple syrup.

Crisp and sharp mouthfeel that left a creamy coating on the tonque.

I wasn't terribly impressed with this from the bottle, but on tap, I absolutely loved it.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 18:45:11 | More by searsclone
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ebrauser

Utah

4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 into a snifter. Best by date of 8/4/12

Pours a burnt gold color with a white head of solid-looking foam that quickly disperses into floating islands of foam. The nose is big and complex, with very strong alcohol and yeast that does not quite overpower the subtleties of grapes, coriander, lavender and pepper. This beer is delicious! Maybe I should drink more belgians, but this one was quite good. Simple and extremely flavorful. Sweet and light, like a medium white wine. Lemon and coriander are subtle tones that bow down before an entrance of oak and earthiness. The finish could have been a little more crisp, but that is my only main complaint.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 01:22:40 | More by ebrauser
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden copper brew with a viscous body, high carbonation and a lot of foamy head. Thick bands of lacing down the sides of the glass.

S - Grassy hops, citrus pith, pineapple, caramel malt and apricot.

T - Apricot, pineapple, honey, pine, grapefruit pith, lemon pith. Aftertaste of light bitter caramel malt and grapefruit pith.

M - Smooth, thick, creamy, refreshing. Top notch.

D - Fantastic. Deschutes does it again. This brewery always delivers. It's hard to drink too much of it, but it is great. 12 oz bottles of this would be amazing.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 05:21:22 | More by mrasskicktastic
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The Stoic from Deschutes Brewery
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