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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (2054) - - AUG 2, 2014
Bomber. Sweet candy sugar aroma with notes of caramel as well as a hint of banana. Pours amber colored with a thin off white head and decent lacing. Starts very sweet with candy sugar and caramel malt front and center initially. Finishes dry with a rich, grain-like I've not had before, possibly the triticale, as well as some banana notes. Interesting take on a quad as it lacks the distinctive flavor of the Belgian yeast.


4.1
TEJA (3203) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden. best before 2019, sampled 2017-06. Medium lasting beige head. Almost clear solid burgundy color. Intense and very nice caramel and malty aroma. Smooth malty taste with a sweet taste and mild hoppy bitternessand hop taste. I find it more like a good barley wine than a quadrupple.

4
boto (2261) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2017
22oz bottle: Had this one sitting for a couple of years. This one pours a clear ruby tinged darker amber color. There was a small off white head that didn’t last long or leave any lacing. Nice nose. Some banana, other fruits, caramel, yeastiness. Some pepper and spices also. The taste is excellent! The taste is excellent! A rich maltiness, some banana and other fruits, yeastiness, some pepper and spices and a faint bitterness in the background.

4.1
ALIBALI (2397) - Kiel, GERMANY - APR 18, 2017
Spritziger Lehmbomber und spicey Hopster mit gleitendem Cognacflair. Karamelbonbon im Citrusrausch. LÄGGER ✨ . Die 40 IBUs deutlich spürbar. 0,2/3,20. Tap in der STONE BREWERY Berlin.

3.8
Darwenus (1159) - Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2017
This is a nice quad, it is rich and warm and strong, and finishes with some distinctly Stone hop qualities. It pours dark amber brown with little head. The aroma is cherries, cloves, bananas, black walnuts... lots of desert like qualities. The flavor is rich and smooth upfront, with some herbal tea character and all of those flavors from the aroma. It blends with molasses and a little caramel, and it closes with west coast/floral hoppiness. I’d almost describe this as a naked version of Vertical Epic.

3.7
bytemesis (9005) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Tap. Pours clear reddish Amber, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is toffee, tea, dates, caramel, rye, light spiciness. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, tea and dark sugar notes prominent. Medium body. Interesting.

3.8
BigBeer45 (1557) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle purchased at Champanes, sampled in a glass, this ale had a clear dark red (it did not look that dark for a Abt/Quad ale) pour with faded brown at the edges of the glass, and the pour made a one finger white and faint off-white head that receded to a lasting cover and ring, it left nice spots and small fingers of lacing, the aromas were dark fruit that resembled raisin and fig, toasted malt and bread, some spice, and bread sweetness, it had flavors of toasted malt and bread with some dark fruit, it had some pepper spice to which gave some bitterness after the finish, the mouth feel was medium full, it was a little creamy and had soft to average carbonation, this was a ok Abt/Quad drink.

3.6
ZacM612 (751) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Dark brown with a cream colored head. Sweet aroma of Belgian yeast and fruit. Sweet, with a fruity and yeasty backbone. Pretty good, but I hold Stone to a higher standard than this.

3.6
GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear dark amber with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, malt. Tastes of dark fruit, figs, light spice and caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.3
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2016
Draught at Mckay’s Taphouse, Bellingham, as Stone Quadrotriticale
Amber color, clean. Caramel-loaded brew, sticky, sweet, heavy to drink.

3.6
Borup (15165) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2016
From tap at CBC 2016. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, spice, yeast, dried fruit and bitterness.


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