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RATINGS: 432   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.

Thewade's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thewade (340) - USA - JUL 23, 2014
Not my favorite from this series. Slight banana and molasses. Pours amber/brown with very slight head. Slightly sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4375) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a medium dark reddish amber color. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, and some spice. Flavors are sour cherries, and some spice. Alcohol really dominates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1576) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle Aroma-dried fruits, caramel Appearance-amber, clear, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium sourness, lightly bitter, Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gim (92) - POLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Not a big fan of belgians. Very nice aroma of tropical fruits, going into some malty notes, delicate hints of alcohol. Clear dark orange to brown, almost no head, but carbonation is evident. Sweet, bit acidic, (although I have no idea if triticale is present, I have no idea how it would manifest itself in the taste). Full bodied, oily and sticky, average to high carbonation. Finish is pleasant bitterness. Very nice, pleasent and good beer. I was afraid of big (0.7l bottle), but there’s nothing to fear, only more to enjoy. Although I know what triticale is, this one actually made me read some more on wikipedia. Thank you Stone!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1278) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 21, 2016
600ml bottle bought at Brewdog Hong Kong. Pours a cloudy amber color forming a small creamy and solid beige head with medium retention but only few lacings formed and left in the glass. Very sweet nose. Strong notes of toffee and candi sugar. Caramel and apples. Sweet upfront taste. Strong notes of caramel malts, honey and candi sugar. Biscuity. Heavy caramel body. Candi sugar in the aftertaste. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Poured into a snifter. 3.25 A: Clear medium amber color. Two fingers of creamy/frothy beige head. Retention is about average and just a few wisps of lacing are left. 4.0 S: This smells pretty awesome. To start, it’s very clean without any breadiness or yeast. Big caramel and toastiness. Grainy with brown sugar sweetness. Dark fruits including plum. Spicy earthiness and neutral wheat. 3.75 T: Like the nose, this is very clean. The flavors aren’t powerful, but are poised and rich. Caramel and brown sugar are the biggest components. Plum, currant, and raisin fruits. Earthy spiciness. Toasty malts. Hints of pepper spice. 4.75 M: Lighter medium body. Pleasantly spritzy carbonation. Very good creaminess. Super smooth. 4.0 D: Very good beer. No real faults and the triticale brings a new flavor into the mix. ★ 838 characters DavoleBomb, Feb 14, 2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Deep amber Ruby pour. Sweet aroma of toffee, bread pudding, rum. Sweet bodied with a dry, boozey finish. Rum, toffee, dry fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (5666) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 19, 2015
650 ml bottle. Color is deep ruby without any head in the snifter. Aroma is slight Belgian yeast with moderate dark fruits, bold caramelized sugars.

The flavor is almost like a Quad. Caramelized sugar and dark fruit is here. What bothers me most is the texture and body. The body is strangely thin with a syrupy texture over the tongue. I enjoy the style but this just isn’t working for me. Cloying

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14938) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle at home - thanks to Jørgen. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Ryebread. Brown sugar. Dark fruits. Light herbal. Ok bitter. Grainy. Ok medium fruity. Light peppery. Sweetness. Light acid. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3732) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle from joergen at T&M’s. Pours a clear brown with a tiny off-white head. Sweet with some dryness. Aromas of caramel malts with hints of Belgian yeasts. Also notes of dried fruits and rye. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry and sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle. Hazy ruby colored with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of rye bread. Sweet and fruity flavor of caramel and dried fruits with notes of bread. Sweet finish.

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