The Stoic | Deschutes Brewery

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3.87/5
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809 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:
#9,351
Reviews:
272
Ratings:
809
pDev:
13.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
293
Trade:
13
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Ratings: 809 |  Reviews: 272
Photo of soulcougher
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Modernrickk
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber, poured into an oversized wine glass at ~50 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a brilliant, clear amber, forming no head, with no bubbles anywhere to be seen and thus, no lacing. At all.

Smell: Candi sugar and caramel, twined around a mixture of subtle fruits, dark and vinous.

Taste: Opens with sugars and caramel, with a supporting chorus of raisin and cherry, all of which remain strong through the entire tasting process. Some faint grape and berry whispers along the edges here and there, and there's a touch of herbs and spice as well. A mild tinge of hardwood, barely perceptible, meanders through the beer as well.

Mouthfeel: Slick, and on the lighter side of medium-bodied. This is also not as sticky as one might expect, given the style and the sweetness.

Overall: Not a bad example of the style - this is an 11% beer that completely disguises the ABV, and almost encourages quaffing quickly via the sweetness and the light body. That being said, I don't know that the various stages of barrel-aging mentioned on the label necessarily added much complexity not already found in other quad/BSDA examples. I don't regret this purchase by any stretch of the imagination, but at the same time, at this price point, I don't know that I would buy this beer again.

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Photo of BWood
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well rounded quad. I did not taste the whiskey barrel at all. Beautiful beer to look s. Great color. A easy drinker and very refreshing.

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

Photo of Mike1964
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beardedman54
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

Photo of kerry4porters
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JSBuckeye
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good, solid beer with a very strong aromatic scent. Great complex layers to flavor

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Photo of AndrewGoria
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ckeegan04
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy1184
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's my favorite drink. The hue of it hummed. The body is not too sweet, chewy but subtly dry. Wonderful phenols from the yeast... I miss this drink

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of AlexFields
3.6/5  rDev -7%

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber poured into and oversized wine glass/goblet. Liquid comes out a bright blood orange with a lot of particles and sediment floating around in there. Glows a slightly lighter shade of the same color when held up to the light, but the light barley seeps through. Small fizzy white cap that goes away fairly quickly leaving just a ring around the edges of the glass. Not much in the way of lacing.

I initially didn't like the smell, but it grew on me quickly. Smells of vinous fruits, honey, oak, slight citrus and maybe a bit of a tart/acidic fruit like cranberry or pomegranate. A bit of sweet grain kicking around in the nose as well.

Taste is a step up, and slightly more representative of the style. Sweet maltiness comes out strong in the flavor, miixed in with the oak that has a strong presence and even a little bit of rye. Still theres's plenty of veinous fruits.

Mouthfeel is easily the best part of this beer. It's light bodied but it somehow works, because it still has a lingering flavor. Modest carbonation level the flavor cover all of your taste buds and it has a nice clean, semi-dry, bitter finish. Crazy drinkable, probably the most drinkable 11% beer I've had period.

Great beer overall. Maybe SLIGHTLY past it's prime, I slightly wish I had it this summer because it has a lot of refreshing qualities, but it's a good quad. I like it a lot. Thanks Geoff for the recommendation and trade, a solid brew that I'm really glad to say if've tried.

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Photo of PaulsBrew
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of LoganMc
4.56/5  rDev +17.8%

The Stoic from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 809 ratings
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