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RATINGS: 342   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (11480) - 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, its 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 cant 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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalNHopHead (1841) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2017
On tap at the John B Pub. Inexplicably poured into a frozen shaker. Wow. Cloudy, thin head. Theres 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 doesnt have anything to latch onto. Cant lie though - I need to try this again, served properly.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (1004) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 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 cranberry. Im 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3461) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Its a decent quad, but no way worth the 40 buck price tag even for a bomber. Flavors good, bodys a touch thin for a quad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (2080) - Kearney, 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 Im not sure why I detected so much tomato aspect but as weird as it was, it was still tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jspencer78 (37) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiery_1 (803) - 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 Im assuming from the barrels. Flavour is definitely fruity, it almost comes off as a sour dark cherry, but guessing its white wine and pomegranate. Medium bodied overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
weihenweizen (3602) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1611) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Lovely quad! Almost smells like a sour but its far from it! Fruity flavors & belgian spice happily meet to create a very good beer! Love the flavor explosion! Delicious!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (2083) - California, USA - OCT 3, 2016
22oz bottle of 2015 release. Pours a pale brown color with a bit of head. Sweet fruity pomegranate. Some banana and a little hot.


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