Ironically, The Stoic, a Belgian style Quadrupel, left me feeling very emotional. This pint's unique flavor has slightly changed my opinion of Deschutes Brewery. Known for their fresh ingredients and Pacific Northwest style, Deschutes has regularly been my go-to brew. Unfortunately, The Stoic missed the mark, from its difficult to open wax top to its cavity inducing sweetness.
- exciting ambor color and nice carbonated head, deceptively delicious apricot nose, but tongue that's too sweet to enjoy, The Stoic (Belgian style Quadrupel by Deschutes Brewery in Portland, OR) 11% ABV
For me, beer falls into three categories: Good, Bad, and "This'll Do". To classify, the only way this beer "Will Do" is to add a squeeze of lemon to help counterbalance the sweetness with some acidity.