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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
76 76 76 1 10 15
The Stoic by Deschutes Brewery, Inc.
11.00 % ABV

Brewed with pomegranate with 16.5% being aged in oak wine barrels and 16.5% being aged in oak rye whiskey barrels 

Review by Bitterbill on 09/22/11  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 9 16 3 7 2011
Best by Aug 4, 2012.

It pours a slightly hazy orange gold with a solid 1 finger head of foam, loads of bubbles rising up, and it has some fine lacing.

The smell is yeasty with a hint of some horse blanket(not much, mind you), spicy(white pepper, others), and some fruity notes. To me, it smells like a Saison..

That fruitiness, yeah, definitely pomegranate, with some definite spicy notes, again white pepper others, yeasty, mild on both the sweet and bitter. I like pomegranate so that's okay how evident it is in the taste. Okay, I was looking for some hint or 2 of the barrel goodness and I think I found them; some slight vannila with a bit of a winey tartness. No alcohol to mention in the taste but it sure does a hella job of warming the throat and tummy.

Medium bodied, lively carbonation, just an above average mouthfeel for my tastes.

1 Bottle at a sitting? For me, definitely yes. It would make a good nightcap.

Overall, A good to very good beer that, I don't know, doesn't fit the style *too* well but I've come across other "Quads" that resemble that remark. I'm curious about the best by label; I would think this would "gain" from some cellaring.

Price: $10.99 Served In: Pint Glass

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