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Off Color / Three Floyds Rats In The Ashes - Off Color Brewing

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 03-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

When Three Floyds comes knocking at your door with a half barrel of Alpha King asking to do another collaboration... you say yes. This time around we brewed as standard strength Belgian style Quad with D2 sugar and some yeast the Floyds stole from Belgium.
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Odor was mostly roasted malt. Some coffee and dark sweet as well.
Taste is pretty close to the smell. Some molasses and dark caramel sweet come through. The roasted malt is first and is followed by a yeasty note. A little breadyness comes through.
Mouth feel is pretty middle of the road. Moderate body and has some decent carbonation. Flows pretty easily over the tongue.
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S: Light to moderate aromas of dark and roasted malts are present in the nose.
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It's more in line with a well-crafted stout.

If you've had the great fortune of having a Southern Star Buried Hatchet Stout, then you know what this beer is about.

No Belgian yeast, candy sugar, or carbonation that you'd associate with a quad is present. Just a yummy, toasted malt that makes me think of autumn days and hazelnut chocolate.

Nowhere near being true to the style, but all the same a beautiful beer.

Quad? What were you guys thinking??? Stout? Now we're talking!

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