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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2922) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlimHabib (323) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - SEP 24, 2015
On tap. Dark Amber with tan head. Aroma is dark fruits and caramel. Full body. Salty with a small bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2133) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Beautiul pour from the bottle at a bottle share. aromas of dark fruits and lots of roasty malts. flavor fell off a bit as it mellowed. good, just not as good as the aromas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3622) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
18-AUG-2015, bottle @Eriks 50, from Systembolaget. Almost clear amber/copper with lasting tan head. Bread, caramel, hops - very hoppy for the style. Full bodied, sweet, bitter. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1482) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Great rum and raisin aroma. Pretty copper color with no head. Really smooth with a sharp end. Bread pudding with a nice hop balance and Belgian yeast touch. Complex beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1278) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Pour from a 22oz bottle - $1.99 at Tali’s Market. Marvelous deep red amber brew - crystal clear in the sunlight. Two fingers of thick and persistent tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, molasses, spice and a little earthiness. Taste is sweet dark fruit up front with brown sugar notes emerging towards the middle of the swallow and then finishing with emerging spice - clove, allspice, pepper. Drawing down the bottle a pleasant lingering peppy sensation emerges. Palate is thick and creamy. I know nothing about the style but find this quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3868) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle at LCBF. Dark reddy amber, still, small foamy tan head. Aroma is toffee, instant coffee, musty wood and mould. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sweet toffee apple, sweet dense sugar syrups, caramel, burnt sugars and honeycomb. Too sweet for my taste and couldn’t drink a lot of it, but quite enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nejhleader (1375) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2015
a nice amber. aroma of brown sugar, plum. A decent body, taste of brown sugar, molasses, some spice in the aftertaste. Good balanced carbonation. A great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (642) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 5, 2015
500’tna recenzja :) Butelka, data rozlewu nieczytelna. Ladna gesta piana, kremowa, opadajaca szybko do cieniutkiej warstewki i pierscionka wokol szkla, jednak na szkle ladnie pozostajaca. Samo piwo miedziano-bursztynowe, przejrzyste. Aromaty bardzo intensywne, zderzenie slodowosci a la barley-wine z owocowoscia mocnych ciemnych belgow. Sa i slodkie zboza z tych pierwszych sa i sliwki suszone, dojrzale banany, wisnie, rodzynki z tych drugich. to wszystko faktycznie jakby doprawione slodkim syropem klonowym czy innym tego typu. Praktycznie brak jakichs drozdzowych aromatow jak dla mnie. W smaku bardzo slodkie, alkohol dobrze zamaskowany acz wyczuwalny w ten mily, nieco koniakowy, rozgrzewajacy sposob, momentami czuc tez lekka kwaskowatosc owocowa. lepkie, syropowe w ustach. goryczka dosc dluga, troche jakby od jakichs pikantnych przypraw - mi sie to podoba. sumarycznie: wysmienite piwo, jednak do najlepszych quadrupli czy ciemnych mocnych belgow jeszcze ciut brakuje - mi glownie przeszkadza to przesuniecie w strone barley wine, mniej ciala niz mozna by sobie zyczyc i brak ladnie osadzonych jakichs czekoladowo-kawowych nutek w aromacie. ale to tez troszke marudzenie na sile, bo to co pilem bardzo mi smakowalo :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkBarnes (394) - Waterville, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2015
On tap at Nail Creek Pub, Utica NY. How could one pass up a Quad from Stone? Pretty good take on the style, rivaling local product Ommegang Three Philosophers. Would definitely like to try this again to rate properly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (5230) - 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,

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