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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The stoic malt beverage brewed with pomegranate with 16.5% being aged in oak wine barrels and 16.5% being aged in oak rye whiskey barrels.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (2504) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Cloudy dark straw. Some fizzy head. Smells like malt. Banana and pomegranate. Medium body. Long lasting flavor. Pretty dynamic.


4.4
ricke49 (39) - La Pine, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2017
2015 bottle - remarkably it’s still available in summer 2017 (secret location). Such a complex fruity, malty, just-sweet-enough creation! Alcohol ’burn’ is instead just a smooth, pleasant warmth. This 2015 brew is drinking just fine in 2017!

4
furthur (1182) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 16, 2017
My cellar note says I was supposed to open this last month, I don’t know why. 2015 vintage, crystal clear amber beer, decent cream colored head dissapeared. Aroma is cherry, malt, caramel, plums, toast, smoke. Taste is cherries, oak, malt, cherry lifesavers, hint of ginger (or something spicy), whiskey. Palate is smooth and rich, carbonation moderate. This is a bit sweet, but nicely complex.

4.2
MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 16, 2017
The Stoic captures a lot of Belgian character while remaining true to Deschutes’ tendency to experiment. It has a brown/dark amber color. Malt sugar, bread, light booze, and herbal hops on the nose. Tasting revealed molasses, dark fruit, vinous character, subtle chocolate, and juicy citrus. It certainly draws heavily from the Belgian styling, but the fresh fruit gives it something unique. Mouthfeel is characteristically full and soft. A superb Quad.

2.8
Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2017
On tap at the John B Pub. Inexplicably poured into a frozen shaker. Wow. Cloudy, thin head. There’s some barrel, nice fruitiness, touch of alcohol and a fair bit of brandy-accented malt sweetness. Rich sweetness, brandy barrel a bit but mostly estery, fruity and really sweet. Touch of alcohol, and a hit of phenol that The brewery might have preferred aged out in the wood. Ultimately a somewhat messy strong brew that doesn’t have anything to latch onto. Can’t lie though - I need to try this again, served properly.

3.6
stantheman (1050) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2017 On tap at the John B Pub in Coquitlam. I love quads but this is an unusual take on the style, namely the addition of pomegranate. I’m enjoying it but this is a 12 oz which will be more than sufficient. Anyway plenty rich decadent fruits on offer and enjoying it very much. 3.6

June 08 2017 at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. Impressions are about the same as at the John B Pub. Very light and fruity for the style. 3.6

3.9
drpimento (3634) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2017
It’s a decent quad, but no way worth the 40 buck price tag even for a bomber. Flavor’s good, body’s a touch thin for a quad.

3.7
HuskerTan (2201) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle/Fest. A- Candy, oranges, sweet, dark fruits, tomato. A- Golden color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Tomato juice, sweet, cheap wine. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, sweet finish. O- Okay, so I’m not sure why I detected so much tomato aspect but as weird as it was, it was still tasty.

4
jspencer78 (40) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2017
22 oz bottle in Trappist goblet. 2015 edition. Very different for a quad. 16.5% aged in wine barrels. 16.5% in oak rye whisky barrels and brewed with pomegranate. Quite fruity and fairly sweet. Does have a bit of alcohol burn. Not much head but fabulous aroma. Very complicated.

3.8
fiery_1 (999) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2017
650ml bottle @ home. 2015 Vintage.
Pours a semi-opaque reddish brown colour with a decent off-white head. Nose is caramel, fruity, some sourness I’m assuming from the barrels. Flavour is definitely fruity, it almost comes off as a sour dark cherry, but guessing it’s white wine and pomegranate. Medium bodied overall.

3.8
weihenweizen (3825) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a snifter. Hazy orange with small white head. Aroma is light candy sugar, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is complex candy sugar and oak.


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