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Stochasticity Project - Quadrotriticale - Stone Brewing Co.

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332 Ratings
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 6
Gots: 68 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian-style quadrupel brewed with a special grain called triticale.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 06-03-2014)
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dmgeng

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this beside the Enjoy By IPA and it looked so interesting that I had to try it.

A - Nice ruby/brown color. Fine white head with coarse bubbles. Slightly cloudy probably chill haze due to the triticale (grain proteins) in the beer.

S - Lots of the typical Belgian yeast spice character (phenolic) predominant. Just underneath that are the strong malt and caramel tones that are typical of a Belgian dark strong ale. No hops but this beer isn't really made for that.

T - Very similar to the smell the Belgian character holds true but isn't the only player with lots of malty goodness sitting on a bed of the caramelized sugars. The grain also makes a play for the flavor with the middle tasting of a rye/grainy character that makes perfect sense. It's a complex beer that gets even more complex the more your tongue gets used to the Belgian flavors and it warms pulling you more into the depths of this Quad.

M - Full mouth-feel that isn't too cloying. Has some bitterness and finishes like a Quad giving it a complex aftertaste that isn't exactly the same as the flavor but doesn't stick to your entire mouth. Light carbonation making the flavors sit longer on the tongue letting you take in all of the complexity.

Overall, a very interesting beer. Definitely not a drinking beer and pretty much a palate wrecker. I did enjoy this beer but it is more novel than just a great beer. There is plenty to discover in this bottle and I may even get it again if I'm tired of Stone's delicious IPA selection. Give this beer a try and I'm sure that you will taste an adventure that you won't easily forget

Glass- Stout glass (bulb snifter)

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 11:29:14 | More by dmgeng
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Stochasticity Project - Quadrotriticale from Stone Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.