The Stoic | Deschutes Brewery

The StoicThe Stoic
BA SCORE
71.8%
Liked This Beer
3.87 w/ 804 ratings
The StoicThe Stoic
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:
#8,316
Reviews:
271
Ratings:
804
Liked:
577
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
13.7%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
290
Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 804 |  Reviews: 271
Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ricke49
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent quad. Oddly it starts with an alcohol burn and then mellows to fruity nirvana. With fruity aftertaste sans alcohol. Slick mouthfeel. This 22 oz bottle indicates: best enjoyed by 5/2016 - so fully aged, and just in time. I commend Deschutes for willingness to reach out from their simple English style ale beginnings.

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

Photo of nrbw23
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of gonzo000
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of megapyro6
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Chimay chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange-amber. Half inch off-white head which fades quickly to lacing.

Aroma: Odor of belgian esters, caramel, and a little fruit. There is a slight alcohol aroma. Some honey type odors. Perhaps some floral hops or aroma peeking through as it warms. There is a lot going on, and it's a little difficult to hone in on particular components

Taste: Very belgian and complex. Esters, dark raisiny fruit. Caramel and honey sweetness blends well with the other flavors. Little to no alcohol bite. Not cloying at all. I'm not explicity getting any pomegranate, but it could be hidden in other flavors. There is a little bit of spicy and vanilla oaky flavors.

Mouthfeel: Full mouthfeel. Thick, but not cloying or sticky.

Overall: I enjoyed this. I didn't know much about this beer going in, and was expecting a dark ale going in. A little surprised by the relatively light color, but it's good. It's well balanced, and all of the component flavors combine for a very good beer.

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Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jcole524
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeremy7
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of leaddog
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours an orange amber with a finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell - Vinous aromas, caramel, bready malts, dark fruit (grape, plum, raisin), hint of woodiness, honey.

Taste - Predominantly vinous along with grape, caramel sweetness, malts, and dark fruit. Not really picking up on the whiskey scale. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth body with a lingering sweetness on the palate (close to cloying).

Overall - A Belgian quad that delivers on malts and vinous qualities, but lacks on some of the promised deliverables of whiskey barrel woodiness and pomegranate. I feel that the wine barrels take over. I would have liked to taste more fruity esters beyond grape. Not certain if this is worth the hefty price tag.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GoBeerGo
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of WookieNextDoor
4.78/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 Version, Best By Date of 05/08/16

Apperance - Pours slightly hazy and mostly copper in color with a half finger of head that fizzes away nearly before I can put the bottle down, leaving a barren surface with only a trace amount of bubbles around the edge.

Smell - Caramel, toffee and banana hit the nose first, then some tartness and musty grape. Distant clove spice.

Taste - Follows the nose. Prominent caramel and banana notes, with lesser clove spice. Big notes of 'white wine' character creep in by mid-taste. Dry, tart apple. Grape skin. Residual sugary sweetness. Finishes sweet with light, lingering tartness.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full in body with low, slightly tingly carbonation. Fluffy texture that dries quickly, almost like cotton candy.

Overall - Kinda tastes like a hefe with a splash of white wine and a spoonful of sugar. Between this and Not The Stoic, I prefer this, but I doubt I'd buy either again. Like most quads, I find too much residual sweetness for me to love past the first few sips, and the hefty price tag doesn't endear me to buying it again, either.

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Photo of JamesGrove
4.66/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Desimoaj
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of captnr3dbeard
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The Stoic from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 71.8% out of 100 with 804 ratings
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