Sunday, July 17, 2016

Deschutes The Stoic

The Deschutes Brewery is in Bend, Oregon. This is the 2015 bottling of their 10.9% ABV Belgian-styled Quad. It is brewed with pomegranate, with 16.5% aged in oak wine barrels, and 16.5% aged in rye whiskey barrels.

The beer pours amber and dark dried apricot in color. There is a short head of off-white foam that is not long lasting. The aroma is tangy, fruity, pomegranate, sweet, vinous, woody, with very light rye whiskey. The taste follows the aromas, fruity, sweet and tangy, with light wood and barrel notes. The body is smooth, but also has very tingling bottle conditioned carbonation. Warming, but not at all overwhelmed by its high ABV. This is an enjoyable sipper.


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