SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Pours golden orange with small white fizz around the edges. Smells of pomegranate, strong malts and an ester yeastiness, and hints of fruity wine and spicy rye, with subtle hints of vanilla. Tastes super malty with some fruity sweetness and a hint of tartness and tang. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and a little more than average mouth-carbonation, Deschutes The Stoic finishes abruptly though still pleasant. tsd08460 (1223) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Aroma: caramel, pomegranate, Belgian yeast, dark fruits, oak
Appearance: clear golden, white head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
Excellent dwyerpg (6368) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2011
I really like this. The aroma is very intense. Sweet fruit sugars, probably from the pomegranate, one of my favorite fruits. The fruit notes are such that it’s really hard to believe this is 11%. If it weren’t so expensive, I’d probably be able to drink this session-style! GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Pours pale golden tawny with a solid head that lingers. Delicious aromas protrude, coaxing my nose toward the brew. I smell brown cakebread and dried fruit from a hikers lunchbox. Medium nectar with excellent carbonation. A touch of malty sweetness sets this off running with complex flavors reminiscent of the aroma. The finish lingers like I’m stuck in my own Dutch Oven. Overall this brew is a worthy specimen of the style. It does lean toward the lean and mean side but has the complexity I’m looking for. This is the best American example of this style I have had, period. Bravo! badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Clear light golden with a creamy white head. Nice caramel whiskey vanilla and oak aroma. Great buttery palate and a taste that can only be described as whiskey candy and vanilla with wine hints Awesome.
dreamflower (791) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle shared with nothropfrye. Golden honey colour - very pretty and clear. Smell is quite sweet, a little smoky. Taste is a little bit of smoke, then sweetness. I find this beer super delicious. slowrunner77 (12588) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 31, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2016 of the few reviews on those other sites, this has well above average, but not amazing reviews so far. i think it is getting pigeonholed because as soon as you pour it, it’s hard to think of it as a quad. pours a golden ornage color with small tight white head. fragrant and fruity, with lots of yeastapice on the nose. i am used to darker brews for the quad style (usually) with a different fruit profile. despite being 11% and sweet, this is a decent summer beer. other than that, decent goes out the window. the aroma and flavor as as "stiringly deep and contemplative as advertised". i honestly can’t understand a couple of the reviews that think of this as a one trick pony. the belgian yeast seems to be complemented by the rye barreling, and the fruity aspects (and the fruit itself) conplemented by the wine oak. LOTS of little nuances to pick up on here. And at the end of a 22 (solo) i wanted more, which is quite rare for me. started at 45 and got warmer. awesome beer...this is why Deschutes is among my favorites davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Very enjoyable, it has sour notes, and it’s easy to drink despite the alcohol. Not like other quads I’ve had. spjensen (97) - Davis, California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Draught at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours golden, overall very sweet can diffenatly taste the pomengrantes. Very drinkable but still complex. ddfrazee (66) - Flat Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Excellent taste and aroma. Beautiful even head, great color and so smooth. God bless Oregon!