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The Stoic - Deschutes Brewery

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The StoicThe Stoic

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BA SCORE
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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ccrida

Oregon

4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lost review in browser, oh well. Cellared upon release, this was my first one. Not a quad by my book at all, but as BSPA, I really thought it was good. I liked the play of the fruit with the robust yet clean alcohol character. The barrel play was modest, but suited the malt bill. Not what I was expected, but solid Belgian style ale. I'm curious how my other bottle will age, but I probably won't want it to loose all the fruit, and therefore don't have high expectations for longer term. I'll check back in within 2-3 years.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 22:46:53 | More by ccrida
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

08-27-2013 19:11:30 | More by dfhhead25
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Beerenauslese

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-27-2013 04:58:26 | More by Beerenauslese
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SteeleWright

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-24-2013 23:41:15 | More by SteeleWright
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army01

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-21-2013 01:44:03 | More by army01
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I_heart_beer

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-03-2013 01:49:35 | More by I_heart_beer
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Eric908

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-31-2013 18:29:41 | More by Eric908
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stpjames

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-24-2013 18:05:25 | More by stpjames
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-24-2013 03:09:46 | More by duff247
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Geno206

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-15-2013 01:01:53 | More by Geno206
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Wamba

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-07-2013 22:41:18 | More by Wamba
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Zbeetleman

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-07-2013 05:31:21 | More by Zbeetleman
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best by 8/4/12 (about a year past that date)
The beer pours a hazy/speckled dark amber with a creamy off-white head that laces. The nose has huge notes of plumb, tart cherries, cherry blossoms, and malt. The taste presents the same bold stone fruits upfront with a blast of warm, booze soaked grains in the finish. The body is a bit lighter than other quads comparatively, but well carbonated, fruity, bready, and has masked booze in the finish. The aftertaste is bitter/rindy and a bit off putting, but certainly doesn't ruin the beer. Considering the price/availability and all additional components of this review, I'd say this quad is worthy of a try, but not more impressive than a 3 philosophers (for instance).

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 02:59:08 | More by ThePorterSorter
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-04-2013 00:17:48 | More by jheezee
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JamLand

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-01-2013 22:49:47 | More by JamLand
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Tone

Missouri

3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, copper/golden color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, yeast, hint of grape, slight raspberry, alcohol, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of a Quadrupel. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, yeast, grapes, hint of citrus, sweet malt, and a hint of spice. Overall, alcohol is not over-powering, which I enjoy. The body at first, reminded me of a blend of Lindeman's Framboise and Kwak. Weak appearance and complexity, but good aroma, body, and blend.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 13:19:41 | More by Tone
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Geuzedad

Arizona

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-23-2013 13:32:58 | More by Geuzedad
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-23-2013 12:35:23 | More by FLBeerGuy
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-23-2013 08:48:30 | More by MickeyMonk
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throwback

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-17-2013 13:58:08 | More by throwback
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Wowcoolman

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-16-2013 04:53:55 | More by Wowcoolman
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-13-2013 19:46:16 | More by djre4orm
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Mattco

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.5%

06-11-2013 12:46:39 | More by Mattco
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-10-2013 11:44:40 | More by jarrgal
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itracy63

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-02-2013 20:26:49 | More by itracy63
The Stoic from Deschutes Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.