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Stone Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale



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RATINGS: 448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
When testing the inherent makeup of the quadrupel—the warmest and darkest of Trappist monastery beer styles—we added triticale, a hybrid grain combining the pleasant flavor of wheat with the elemental durability of rye. We originally explored this nouveau twist on a traditional style in 2010, when brewing a test batch of a potential beer in our Stone Vertical Epic Ale series. Brewmaster Mitch Steele reached for and subsequently improved on that pilot recipe, bringing it to life as part of the Stone Stochasticity Project. The result is a quad that’s lower in sweetness, but rich with dried fruit and spice nuances.

Appearance:Pours deep chestnut with a light tan creamy head.
Aroma:Tropical fruit, banana and brown sugar, as well as some light pepper and clove flavors from Ardennes yeast.
Taste:Fruity, molasses, brown sugar and banana flavors. There is some spiciness from both the yeast and triticale grain. Palate:Full and very smooth with a touch of sweetness.
Overall:The Star Trek geek in me inspired this beer. The classic episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles,” referenced a type of grain called quadrotriticale (pronounced “quádro-trítĭ-kay-lee”). As described in the episode, this was a high-yield, four-lobed grain hybrid of wheat and rye with a bluish color. The flaked triticale we used is a cross between rye and wheat and makes up about 10% of the grain bill in this Belgian-style quadrupel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6102) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear dark amber with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, malt. Tastes of dark fruit, figs, light spice and caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2016
Draught at Mckay’s Taphouse, Bellingham, as Stone Quadrotriticale
Amber color, clean. Caramel-loaded brew, sticky, sweet, heavy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (12049) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2016
From tap at CBC 2016. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, spice, yeast, dried fruit and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3994) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2016
Sample from draft, poured deep Brown with a tanned head. Nose of caramel malts, sweet toffee, Dried fruits, light tropical, Brown sugar, riped bananas and light sweet raisins, taste has a lot of sticky Brown sugar and ripe fruits. Yeasty dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (8698) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
Tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - dark amber coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruit, some spices on the palate, medium sweet bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (466) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Amber color, hazy. Sweet caramel aroma, brown sugar, tropical fruits. Caramel malt taste, sugar, fruits and yeast. Sweet finish with some spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (6293) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smell of dried fruits and caramel. Similar taste, sweet with a spicy aroma. A bit rough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2016
[5/14/16] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016. Green session. Amber. Caramel, dark fruits, wort. Sweet. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2016
Sampled at CBC 2016 - second day. A solid quad, with notes of caramel, dried fruit and a bit of yeast spiciness, I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (1338) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2016
Sample at cbc. Pours clear copper. Aroma is malty, caramel. Taste is sweet, caramel, balanced.

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