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RATINGS: 404   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 (2902) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (5099) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle web SB cons 2015-07-30 Göteborg AR: sweet dough, belgian yeasty, nutty AP: clear amber, creamy beige wee bubbly lid, nice legs F: rich wee bubbly, belgian yeasty, warming feeling, almondy paste, wee dry, marzipan, banana bread,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14844) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle @ Zaklad, Wroclaw. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are rich dried fruit, candy sugar, malt, hops and fruits. Nice and sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (13904) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle @ Zakład Usług Piwnych. Clear reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 290715

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2821) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle. Almost clear deep copper liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of bread, caramel, spices, biscuit, earth and banana. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of caramel, toffee, earth and bread. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Ok.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3299) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Bomber from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear mahogany with a fair light tan head. Aroma: Buttery, sweet maltiness, booze, toffee, burnt sugar, dark dried fruits, maybe some brighter fruitiness, more butteriness, dark bread crust, rye bread crust, decent, but not ideal for the style. Palate: Flav.: Slightly less buttery with more of the expected dark dried fruits and alcohol, a bit hot, not great; sweet with inappropriate bitterness and lots of hot alcohol, with a buttered, dark dried fruit finish.

I’m glad that I opened this alone. Not very nice and not suitable for sharing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2323) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2015
Pours dark amber with a small head. Nose shows golden syrup, soft booze, rum, corn. Very sweet-smelling. Similar flavours, very sweet, more golden syrup, rice cakes and cereal notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1189) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity, malty, spicy, dark fruit and caramel aroma with some bread in it. Sweetish malty, spicy, caramel flavor with hints of dark fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2802) - 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 (913) - 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


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