The Stoic | Deschutes Brewery

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3.87/5
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810 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:
#10,399
Reviews:
272
Ratings:
810
pDev:
13.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
84
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Ratings: 810 |  Reviews: 272
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

Photo of jschott75
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardTarget
4.57/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Personal cellar from 2011 opened Jan. 2017. Black wax sealed bottle, best by 2012 date.

Appearance: Hazy orange amber glass struggles to hold a thin halo of foam that doesn't lace.

Aroma: Heady grape esters, toffee, and Belgian yeast.

Taste: Rich malt, fruit is a bit jam like, only a hint of any booze in the finish, mild leather note.

Mouthfeel: Light body, warming alcohol, low carbonation.

Overall: A winner from the cellar, no signs of oxidation, full flavor, mellowed alcohol. Almost candy sweet with enough character to keep it drinkable and interesting.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy light amber color (almost orangish) with some sediment. Has a finger width foamy head with good head retention great lacing. Aroma of apple and stronger raisin. Good amount of candied sugar. Big sweet raisin taste with mild apple and candied sugar. The alcohol is somewhat evident but not overpowering. Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy amber. Short bubbly head fades to light lacing.

Smells of pears and light banana. Seems to have a slight Belgian yeast smell.

First sip was apple pie almost. Subsequent sips reveal other fruits and sweeter flavor. Light malt flavors. I do not detect any alcohol flavor. Medium body. Light fruity sweetness lingers for a short time. More tart apple flavor as it warms.

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Photo of vidisad
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 vintage. Enjoyed on 10/22/2016.

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Photo of 2GOOFY
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kenai4
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tracker83
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CarolinaBorn80
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of AMZB
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of KensWorld
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage bottle

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Photo of Tuckerster
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, gold in color with one inch head. Taste is apples, pears, honey, hay, and white wine. Complex, slick, and full bodied. Really tasty sipper. Glad I found this. I would certainly pick this one up again.

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Photo of enrique_m
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

look: amber red, white head, tiny bubbles, and nice lacing.
smell: funky and fruity.
taste: smooth, full bodied, and the alcohol is hidden pretty well.
overall: delicious.

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The Stoic from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 810 ratings