Stochasticity Project: Quadrotriticale
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Stone Brewing
California, United States
Quadrupel (Quad)
3.78 | pDev: 12.43%
Apr 06, 2020
Jun 03, 2014
Very Good
Stochasticity Project:  QuadrotriticaleStochasticity Project:  Quadrotriticale
Notes: Belgian-style quadrupel brewed with a special grain called triticale.
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3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 06, 2020
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4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by argock from Virginia

Bottled on 06/02/14 on bottleneck. Decanted into a Chimay goblet.

A: Slightly hazy chestnut/dark amber with short-lived off-white head with no lacing.

S: Delicious aroma of figs, dates, medium caramel, rum raisin, and some banana.

T: Tasty albeit sweet with dark dried fruit flavors of dates, rum raisin, prunes, and a bit of banana finished with some pepperiness and clove in the finish. Hint of oxidation in the aftertaste but not unpleasant or overbearing. No alcohol at all but a lot of bitterness has dropped out.

M: Very smooth with medium body and low carbonation to lend a very silky feel to this beer.

O: Thoroughly enjoyed this cellared quad which has stood up very well over time.

Feb 07, 2020
3.94 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on May 08, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 22 fl. oz. bomber, bottled on 9th June 2014. Poured into a Chimay goblet glass.

Appearance: A clear brown orangey colour (almost rusty) with a thin beige head that settled to a very thin layer over the top with nice curtain like lacing.

Aroma: Plum, prune skin, grape juice, caramel, toasted toffee with hints of clove and banana.

Taste: Sweet, toasted caramel, plum skin, prunes, grape juice and hints of booze.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall: Aroma was great, and while the taste wasn’t bad, it was perhaps too sweet for my taste.

Jan 15, 2019
3.61 by yaksurf from North Carolina on Nov 25, 2018
3.89 by bylerteck from Canada (ON) on Sep 30, 2018
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4.46/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
by ElCommodoro from Texas

Wow, this beer is 4 years old? Second 2014 beer I've purchased from the same shop this year. I need to go back there. I imagine this beer has mellowed over time. It is very solid, pleasant, sweet flavor. The grain notes are definitely not like anything I've tasted before, so maybe that's the triticale. The sweetness is very prominent, but well balanced. It is light in body for a quad, but still fairly heavy in general. It is mellow for a quad and lacking an alcohol flavor or overpowering flavor profile. This has got to be the mellowest quad I've ever tasted, probably because the alcohol content is slightly low, more in the typical tripel range than a quad. It's hard to tell what the balancing bitterness is from, because the sweet sugary notes are sufficient to cover it up. This is an A+ mellow, non-cloying dessert beer. A solid choice. Not distinctive, just delicious. Sad to find out it was only brewed once per the description.

Aug 21, 2018
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3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by GarrettB from Colorado

June 5th, 2015 - The name's a handful and the beer is too: Quadrotriticale aged in Red Wine Barrels. It's a bit brighter than I expected, a lighter brown color verging on gold, and a head that collapses shortly after the pour. The aroma has a fresh glue scent, mixed with mashed apples and cider. There's also a lemon acidity which, with the apple notes, expresses as apple cider vinegar. It is strange then that the taste is bland at first, especially when compared to the nose. It has cake or a strawberry short cake aroma, with flour and light strawberry coulis. Overall it is nice, mild, balanced and tasty while the nose is acerbic and whipping.

Aug 18, 2018
3.84 by Baumli from South Carolina on Jan 01, 2018
4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Jul 13, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Boto from Connecticut

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.

Jun 04, 2017
3.85 by Cramerican from North Dakota on May 26, 2017
4.8 by m1k3g3tz from Ohio on Apr 10, 2017
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3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by jngrizzaffi from Texas

Very hazy light red rust color. Finger width foamy head. Retention and lacing are good. Strong molasses aroma. Smooth molasses taste. Bitter at end. Good but only for sipping.

Jan 29, 2017
4.07 by Bill235 from Ohio on Jan 10, 2017
3.99 by needMIbeer from Virginia on Nov 28, 2016
4.31 by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia on Nov 25, 2016
3.82 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Oct 17, 2016
4.52 by WickedBeer from Alabama on Oct 04, 2016
3.6 by samEBC from Belgium on Sep 17, 2016
3 by dasotelo50 from Texas on Aug 28, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Marius from Netherlands

Sampled at CBC 2016 - second day. A solid quad, with notes of caramel, dried fruit and a bit of yeast spiciness, I think.

Aug 22, 2016
5 by dag1991 from Ohio on Jul 16, 2016
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4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by lochef81 from Michigan

Aged over two years in my cellar. The aging has done wonders to this beer. Fresh it was okay but with the age it is a malty rich masterpiece. Love experimental Stone ales.

Jul 13, 2016
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4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by jp32 from Michigan

Pours reddish dark amber in color. Sticky, clingy lacings throughout the glass. It's smell is sweet, malty, and has subtle tones of plums and apricots. It's a delicious tasting beverage. Sticky sweet malty notes paired with dark fruits like plums, apricots, raisins, but all very mildly done creating an easy drinking yet tasty experience for a high abv beer. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer, it's one of the best quads I've had in some time.

Jul 10, 2016
3.89 by dcmchew from Romania on Jun 10, 2016
3.67 by CBrodbeck from Florida on Jun 04, 2016
4 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania on Jun 03, 2016
4.49 by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio on May 26, 2016
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4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Amber copper color with a slight white head. Very boozy with lots of fig, perfume and some plum. A lot like the smell but with a great malt backbone and fantastic Belgium yeast. M Doug body with medium light carbonation, perfect for the beer. Fantastic!!!

May 20, 2016
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3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by mntlover from Tennessee

Pours a murky brown orange, very small light tan head disappears at once .

Aroma is sweet malts, good venous fruits, candi sugars, some light spice form Belgian yeast and hints of alcohol all mingled together nicely.

Taste is not quite as nice as the nose. But flavors are the same, sweet malts dark fruit notes good candi sugars mingled adding to the sweetness.. Some spice mostly clove mingle with some earthy hop notes.

Mouthfeel is big medium with fairly mellow carbonation for a Belgian.

Overall the nose is wonderful Taste not quite as great but still good. Has aged well.

Apr 13, 2016
3.68 by virinow from New York on Apr 07, 2016
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3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by coasterfreak75 from Kentucky

Pour: deep crimson/amber with a very thin white head, quick dissapation, minimal lacing on glass.

Smell: deep doughy bread tones with a light dried fruit hidden in the nose, quick kick of Belgian yeast in the rear of the nose.

Drink: dried apricot flavor up front with a hint of hop spice, followed by a quick kick of Belgian yeast flavor, the finish is clean.

Feel: very light and crisp, not what I expected from a quad.

Overall: an easy drinking, almost too easy, quad. Missing something, just can't put my finger on what. Still a good drink.

Mar 27, 2016
4.25 by petewheeler from Maryland on Feb 14, 2016
3.75 by aztraz from Sweden on Jan 11, 2016
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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ClavisAurea from New York

Bottle dated 06/2014

Appearance: deep orange with some red poking through. Small pale head that disappeared quickly.

Nose: spicy, Belgian yeast character, Nobel hops, very slight oxidation that adds to the complexity.

Taste: follows the taste but with more spicy character. No alcohol heat, very smooth Mouthfeel if not a bit thin.

Overall: very nice quad. I like the triticale grain used. More complex grainy character than using only Rye.

Dec 18, 2015
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3.41/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

This is an okay to drinkable quad featuring dark fruits and herbal hops with maybe rye bread and a decently soft Belgian yeast that adds a little boozy warmth.

Dec 17, 2015
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3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by 1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

Cloudy red-brown body, sandy head disappears. Aroma is pungent with dried fruits, sweet malt, vinous red grape, and tomato. The flavor is even wilder and more scattered, with even bigger, sweeter dried fruit (apricot, orange, apple), spice like oregano and pepper, drywall chalky yeast, rum raisin. Full body, thick with lots of dissolved sugars and alcohol, somewhat flat.
Kudos for the big character, but too sweet and too many flavors that clash too often and with too little balance. Triticale lives up to its lush reputation, and with a little more restraint and/or care I think it could be utilized to make some awesome brews.

Dec 12, 2015
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3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

No record of purchase so no price analysis
Date partially removed - O ED ON 06/09/14 – a year or two on a quad shouldn’t make much difference
Bottle at 42 degrees poured into a snifter, allowed to warm to 50 degrees
Aroma faint, wet grain. Fortunately it fades to nothing.
Head – none with aggressive pour – partial ring of tiny bubbles
Lacing – none
Body – mahogany, hazy
Flavor – starts and ends sweet, some wet graininess comes through. No hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 3, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.5

Dec 09, 2015
3.87 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Nov 30, 2015
Stochasticity Project: Quadrotriticale from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 884 ratings