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The Stoic | Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
808 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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.

Added by msubulldog25 on 08-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,031
Reviews:
272
Ratings:
808
pDev:
13.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
292
Trade:
13
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Ratings: 808 |  Reviews: 272
Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 bottle.Pours into a stemmed glass a clear rich burnt orange infused golden with a half finger creamy-like off white head atop.A sour/lactic tinge in the nose along with a bit of cork,slightly funky but appetizing none the less.Red wine deep vinous notes up front on the palate with mild phenols,finally some spicy rye hits in the finish.It has some nice complexities,would have liked more rye on the palate,still a very nice complex sipper.

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Photo of John_Beeryman
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Theogre83
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bl00
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ControlVolume
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015, a year after the BB date. Turned into a barleywine except its actually good. No head when cold.

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Photo of Savan
3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

opened my 2015 today :) I love quads and had much hesitation on opening as in this neck of the woods they are rare to find at the beer store! ANYWHO..... Poured into a trappist glass, no head to mention. Smell of sour dough bread and passion fruit is present. Taste is kinda sour and a lil sweet and tangy. I am not getting allot of defined flavors but I get a slight pepper underbite which sorry to say I don't think should be there. Overall... I am a lil thrown by this "Quad" not what i was expecting, then again it was not terrible. I do not know that I will revisit.... we will see.

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Photo of Raziel313
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dbonescapone
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2015 EDITION. Pour is a bright orange with a bit of expected haze, sticky eggshell head with delicate lacing. Nose is of dark fruit skins, strawberry jam, a touch of oak and some alcohol singe. Flavors are fruit forward, pomegranate juice and a touch of bitter pith, plum skins, (hop?) spice undertone, and appreciable oak tannins define the mouthfeel. Lightly thin body causes waves of booze heat swept away by a bold fruity malt character with hints of caramel for some backbone. Fleeting sweetness and an overall dry finish leaves a sticky, delicious linger. Big fan, and if you can find it in stores for the deal I got, pounce on it! Could sit for even longer, next sampling in 6-12 months.

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Photo of bshefftz
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pants678
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Surprisingly bright orange with receding white foam.

Spicy.

Spicy and a tinge of tang that skews toward orange. No roast or char or booze, maybe a tad citric. Needs more punch from the malt bill. Still prefer the traditional version but this is a fun change.

Full body

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage. Aging nicely. Heavy vanilla, apple, and old world fruit.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quick Review: The Stoic pours a light mahogany color with a decent finger's worth of head. There is okay lacing when the head breaks. The smell is sweet with the elements of a quad present: candi, dark fruits and a slight booziness. The taste is not what I expected. To my palate the pomegranate was easily the dominant taste, making this beer almost too sweet. Barrel flavors were minimal, and the sweetness buried the other quad elements. The feel was full with good carbonation.
Not the beer I expected, I would like to try fresher next time.

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Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L- pours a beautiful Brilliant Orange that is hazy and the thin,white, creamy head. Lots of carbonation, and sedimentation.
S- wine barrels, sour and belgian yeast funk.
T- wonderful carmel malt combined with the Belgian yeast. Many dark fruits. Slight apple and banana.
F- lots of flavors that comes together well. Smooth sipper. Dry, clean, crisp apple finish.

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of onlymurderers
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eric_Standard
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Commandophile
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Stoic from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 808 ratings
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