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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2872) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2014
$5.49 at Costco. The geek in me cannot turned down a Star Trek themed beer when SDCC is going on. Browner than amber body under a fizzy head with just a bit of lacing. Smell lacks the sugar of the usual strong abbey ale, more like molasses and shoe leather. Molasses taste is strong in the palate, with extra spices, cardamon and some clove, plus a serving of black tea. No sediment in the bottle, but I get some yeast taste that might settle out if allowed to cellar for a while. But then it might lose this delicate dance of flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (308) - - MAY 3, 2015
Pours a brown body with a medium head. Nice sweet aroma. Very nice malty taste with tones of spices and bread. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (258) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 2, 2015
Typical dark brown pour with a small white head that fades away quickly. Aroma is terribly strong, brown sugar, molasses and some yeastiness. Taste on the other hand is quite nice. Begins with some malts, somewhat dry at first, ends with a slight bitter note. There is some hops in it as well. Mouthfeel is soft, medium carbonation. It’s not an awesome quad as it’s lacking the richness but I would drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1325) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2015
Torpedo Bottle. Cloudy amber color with fading head. Tastes like a mix of belgium quad, barley wine, and slight arrogant bastard. Not bad, but nothing special either. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5808) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2015
Bottle (65 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear intense mahogny, medium beige head. Caramelly malt aroma, fruity notes, some floral hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2649) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 30, 2015
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear amber brown color, solid frothy ivory head, streamers of lace. Light aroma of hops. Taste is strong toffee malt that adds carbonation and hops on the swallow. Everything is assertive, and nothing is ever eliminated. Light alcohol warmth on the back end seals the deal. A big, impressive brew, too easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (690) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2015
Brown pour. Aroma is mild yeast, prunes. Taste is the same with molasses. Nice approachable quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2493) - New York, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours a nice burnt umber. Yeah I just used that term. Candy sugar, cinnamon and plums. Slightly clean rye notes. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (413) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
The aroma is a little clove, rye, some floral. Pours a dark copper/brown with an off white head, slightly lasting and good lacing. The taste is bitter/sweet. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter/sweet. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (872) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
12 oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a small white head. Aromas of candied sugar, dark fruit, sweet malt. Full bodied, nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcon25 (177) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle pour at home, dark amber pour, no head, Belgium yeast aroma, sweet taste, spice, pretty smooth

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