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The Stoic - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

568 Ratings
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Ratings: 568
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 64
Gots: 184 | 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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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bomber with a "best by" date of 8/4/12, which is hilarious because all of Deschutes bigger, barrel-aged beers now come with a "best after" date. This is the third beer in sequence of my Conflux No. 1 deconstruction tasting. Poured into an old fashioned glass.

Appearance (3.75) - Pours a golden amber color, much lighter than you expect from a quad, with even some hints of goldenrod where the light passes through and refracts in the bottom of the glass. It was also hard to coax much of a head out on this one, building up to a half finger at best before almost immediately disappearing to leave a ringlet of white suds and a waif of film partially across the liquid surface.

Smell (4.0) - Pleasant notes of graham cracker and vanilla alongside some subtle hints of medium-fruit in the vein of figs and of course, pomegranate. The barrel is definitely present and imparts subtle vinous notes with some malbec-like spiciness and oak tannins.

Taste (4.25) - While the aroma left me a tiny bit wanting, the taste is really quite nice, with a pretty heavy presence from the pomegranate. Luckily, that fruity sweetness, which also calls to mind cranberry gives way to some richer notes of vanilla and clove spice, with some hints of the rye whiskey barrels in which it was partially aged, but pretty faint. I could do with a little more rye whiskey.

Mouthfeel (3.75) - Lighter bodied than I would have expected, but perhaps the extended time aging has allowed this beer to take a downward turn as far as body goes. Moderate to low carbonation at this point in it's life cycle and a slightly lackluster effervescence on the tongue.

Overall (4.0), an interesting take on a quad. At this point in time, I don't really get a lot of the quintessential dark fruits that you expect from a Belgian quad, but this one steps a little outside the box with the use of pomegranate molasses and being partially aged in wine and rye barrels. It's hard to compare with Not The Stoic, given the time lapse, but this one has held up quite nicely, especially for being over two years past the enjoy by date.

08-27-2014 05:31:10 | More by LambicPentameter
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jxc5

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-26-2014 20:37:06 | More by jxc5
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ZappBrannigan

Arizona

5/5  rDev +30.5%

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BierJager89

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

A: Pours an opaque orange with a white head.

S: Must, orange and stale malt in the nose.

T: Strawberry, orange, stale malt, must.

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

O: A bit of a disappointment, but it's still a pretty good beer. I would recommend this, but it doesn't really taste like you would think it would, based on the description (barrel aged quad).

08-11-2014 05:20:55 | More by BierJager89
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cardinals22

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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JoelClark

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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bhyndthebottle

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Smileitsfreetobehappy

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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oneXone

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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UncleEmu

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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jackmax

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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oldvines

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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atorres

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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miggs3030

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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Berndog

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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Epiccore619

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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RWNay

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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The Stoic from Deschutes Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.