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RATINGS: 347   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2845) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1371) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Bomber. Unclear deeper brown copper, mostly vanishing off-white foam. Aroma of spicy dark fruits, caramel and toffee. Taste is fairly sweet, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, some spice and herb, alcohol. Softer carbonation, medium-fuller bodied, lightly hopped. Adequate... was expecting more from Stone. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1170) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
Spicy, warming, jamy, earthy, grainy, fruity, very rich, amber colour, no head, big sweetness, mid-bitter, lightly salty, very warming. Fullbodied, soft carbonation, warming finish. Does the job, but not top of the class in it’s style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (371) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
2015/01/22 - Pours a translucent ruby red/brown colour with a fizzy, off white head that quickly reduces. Aroma is yeast, caramel, bread, banana, clove and dark fruits (raisins, grapes, dates, figs and plums.) Taste is caramel, molasses, spices, banana and and array dark fruits. Taste is less sweet than nose and is very fruit forward. Mouthfeel is medium with sharp carbonation and a sweet, warming finish. Very enjoyable. I greatly enjoy a traditional Quad, but this version is interesting and delicious. Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear copper amber with a nice offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, grassy hops, citrus, spicy notes, nuts, raisins, caramel, some figs. Malty caramel flavor, spicy, nuts, bready, citrus, grass notes, warming alcohol, nuts, some raisins. Quite ok, but far from the best beers from these guys. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1748) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Very deep dark flavor that begins with black pepper, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and sour cherries. As it warms some concord grapes and strawberry jam come in. Then lots of plums and molasses fill in the body. this is a very twisting winding flavor profile that I loved getting lost in.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear copper amber with a nice offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, grassy hops, citrus, spicy notes, nuts, raisins, caramel, some figs. Malty caramel flavor, spicy, nuts, bready, citrus, grass notes, warming alcohol, nuts, some raisins. Quite ok, but far from the best beers from these guys.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3150) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2015
Bomber courtesy of rlgk. Pours clear amber with a small offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is malty, slightly spicy and slightly floral with bread, cereal, caramel, prunes, pears, hay, lemon peal and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter, slightly fruity, tiny floral, slightly spicy and slightly grainy with bread, oatmeal, cereal, caramel, pears, hay, dry soil, minerals, alcohol and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and slightly bitter with bread, oatmeal, cereal, pears, hay, minerals, alcohol and lemon zest. Not a huge fan...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopmaestro (252) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2015
Aroma contains caramels, sweets, dark fruits and yeast. The taste is also sweet with a hint from raisins and marzipan. The mouthfeel is quite grainy and overall it feels kinda rough. Well, this is not the best Stone brew that has passed my lips, and it looses a brawl against any top Trappist beer out there. Never the less, it’s still a Stone beer with attitude.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anova167 (301) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Pours a deep reddish brown with a smooth tan head. Sniffs of clove, candi sugar, with a bit of fruitiness. The flavor leads with banana, with later notes of raisin and pepper. Finish is pretty alcohol warm and short. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3503) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
This was a bottle sent to Strykzone and shared on Facebook Chat. Dave had already had it so the was a repeat for him Pours a clear dark amber with a beige head and excellent lacing. Nose is is rich malts with some ripe fruit bot dark and tropical along with some rye. The body is medium plus and the mouthfeel is rich and creamy. No alcohol detected. The flavor is sweet molasses and the fruit dominates. The fruit flavors are multifaceted with dates, raisins, and plums. The finish is on the sweet side .

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1428) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2015
22 ounce bottle, bottled on 06/02/14. Served in a DFH Signature glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy reddish/brown color with about a half inch tan head that didn’t stay around for very long. There’s a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like dark fruit (raisins, plums, figs), brown sugar, sweet spices, cloves and some dark bread. I think the taste pretty much follows the aroma, but there’s also some apple and a weird herbal bitter (kinda like a Ricola cough drop) finish noticeable. That bitterness bugged me at first, but luckily it didn’t bother me for long. Guess I just got used to it! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall I liked this brew, definitely worth trying! $8.99 a bottle.


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