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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Aged and sequestered in select oak casks. The result – a contemplatively brewed quad created in homage to all those who doubted the original. This unrepentant rendition is definitively Not The Stoic.

Malt: Pilsner, Special B, Crystal Rye
Hops: Czech Saaz
Other: Pomegranate Molasses
Barrel-Aging: 11 months in 15% Pinot Noir and 15% Rye Whiskey Barrels

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4.1
dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 8, 2017
Weird. Thought I rated this along time ago. It's a bit too sweet for me but I liked the hint of pomegranate. Clerk way undercharged me too. Paid like $7.

3.6
drsordr (2861) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2017
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour hazy copper with moderate tan head and some floaters. Nose lightly soured fruit, cherry, caramel, prune, fig. Taste bigger raisin and prune. Sweeter up front, some caramel late.

4.1
BuckeyeBoy (8466) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2017
22oz bottle pours out honey orange topped with a sand. Nose is great sweet malts honey barrel notes vanilla some sour touch. Taste is more of the nice sweet malts barrel kick and a nice end.

4.5
ehaak26 (709) - - MAY 18, 2017
Pours a nice amber with tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, oak, red wine, and rye spice.

4.5
ricke49 (81) - La Pine, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Wow. Quite a creation by Deschutes. Manages to achieve the best aspects of a Belgian quad, while providing a taste and mouthfeel similar to an English Barleywine. Sweet, smooth, rich - it’s all there.

4.2
Gerbeer (4013) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2017
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with moderate head. Aromas of candi sugar, sweet malts and tobacco. Flavors of candi sugar, oak, orange peel, and dry sweet malts. Definite ABV but still super stuff.

3.9
KyotoLefty (10688) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2017
Bomber, a couple years old. Nose is raisins, chocolate, vanilla. Dark brown with orange tints, almost flavor. Tart fruit flavor, like a pomigranite, a bit oxidized, with nice tart notes. A bit thin but a very good American quad.

3.7
maekchu (4054) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2017
Bomber. Aged a couple of years. Rich deep dark fruit, dark sugar, and light tart berries. Reddish/brown color. Rich fruity flavors, tart prunes and berries. Thins out a touch in the finish. Very pleasant and tasty. Unfortunately, the flavors float away too quickly. Maybe should have been drunk a little earlier. Still, a top-notch quad.

4.1
fiery1 (1665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2017
650ml bottle @ home. 2015 Vintage
Pours a semi-opaque dirty rusty brown colour with an off-white head. Nose is brown sugar, Belgian yeasts, and dark fruits. Having sampled this before from a keg I recall it being very sweet. Having aged this bottle some taking in the new year, I find the sweetness has mellowed. Flavour has a lot going on in a good way. Toffee and brown sugar is present but not overbearing. Perhaps my palate is biased from the stoic, but once again I get the flavours of dark cherries, christmas cake mixed with some mild boozyness. Overall I’m really enjoying this, more so than the stoic.

3.6
Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2017 Poured from a bomber bottle into a short glass to drink. The beer had a cloudy and dark amber-copper color with a dark brown hue and a small foamy and creamy tan head with shorter retention and minimal cling and lacing. Its aroma featured strong notes of fruit malt, spices, floral hops, and a scent of brandy and malt liquor. The taste was somewhat sweet and fruity with a sour malt and floral effect. The beer was fairly thick in the mouth with average carbonation, and a noticeable presence of alcohol. Big thanks to Eric for the special present!


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