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RATINGS: 398   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 (2894) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2755) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
650 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a clear caramel colour with creamy, modest-sized but nicely-lasting eggshell-coloured head. Aroma is full of dark fruit, with fair amount of sugar, caramel, some spiciness and a little doughiness. Flavour has lots of raisins and figs with caramel, candy sugar, molasses, some relatively subtle spiciness and a bit of doughy character. Relatively gentle, fine carbonation. Not my favourite style, but quite impressive all the same.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2015
This is a good beer but in a difficult category. Beer pours the appropriate reddish brown color with a retained off white colored head. Aromas of earth, fruity esters and caramel. Taste is sweet with some minimal bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidtjm (883) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pour is amber with a thin head, aroma is fruity, toffee, sweet. Taste is sweet, toffee, jam, fruity. Great

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (10298) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Fast klares bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer geringen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch nach Vanille, Karamell, süß malzig, kräftig. Geschmack nach reifen Früchten, dörrobst, holzig, Vanille, alkoholisch.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint 6 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label has a bottled on date and it lists the abv at 9.3% abv. Appearance: The look is a dark tarnished copper color with a light haze. A small light tan head briefly tops the beer. Lacing is minimal and it only managed a thin foam ring as I drank. Smell: The aroma is light overall but very pleasant. I get nice dark fruit and sweet doughy and bready maltiness. Taste / Palate: Up front there is a pleasant sweetness with notes of dried apricots and a touch of prune with a backing of rye bread and mild hop bitterness. The palate feels right and nicely balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dodskenta (74) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2015
Burgondy in color with a tiny off-white head. Nose is full of candy sugar, malts, raisins, spices. Flavour wise I get a lot of "wortbread" at least thats whst we call it in sweden. Sweet toffee, belgian yeasts, vanilla, some nuts? and spices. Some slight boozy flavours. Full mouthfeel and quite well carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5407) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Deep amber pour with white head and lace. Aroma is sweet malt, dried fruit, and spice. Flavor is semi sweet dried fruit, brown sugar. and a touch of spiciness. Medium full bodied but a tad fizzy. A really different flavor profile. Subtle abv warmth from the 9.3.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4717) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: From Systembolaget. Had at a tasting 2015-04-18.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, citrus, hops, raisin.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, spices, some alcohol, malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
April 18, 2015. Bottle, shared by AndySnow, thanks!
Clear red with an off-white head. Aroma is dark sugars, spices, dried fruits, light floral. Taste is sweet dried fruits and caramel with a light bitterness, spicy and floral. Finish is soft bitter with spicy and floral notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3562) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2015
Smallish beige head dark rich ruby like pour aromas woody rich fruits caramel yeast toffee sugar spice flavours molasses sticky currants raisins sweet sugar doughy note tangy taste toffee caramel mild chocolate the finish a good tasting quadruple best flavours sweetness fruits grain note very good for the style


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