Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

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

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Jason on 03-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
58
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
14.29%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 58
Reviews by ckk527:
Photo of ckk527
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of DerekQXQX
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of schmidtmattsays
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of StephRai
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of dexterk1
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is black and opaque. Poured with a small but sturdy head.
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.
Overall, a good solid beer. Mix of styles perhaps. Worth a second try.

 516 characters

Photo of kcq101
2.92/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mikeburd1128
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Dylanjf
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of dcisco44
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Mission Dolores, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark and roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste shares some similarities with the smell, but is somewhat more complex with notes of Belgian yeast and slight hints of dark fruits. There also hints of a strange taste that I can't put my finger on.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes like a hybrid between a Belgian Dark Ale and a porter. It's not that difficult to drink.

 667 characters

Photo of dtomes
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mendvicdog
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of jerefreakinmiah
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So this is nowhere near being a quad. Somebody misnamed this bad boy.

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!

 553 characters

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of oline73
2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of BushwyckCraft
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of ystazi
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of SebD
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of BKBassist
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of snowmageddon
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Off Color / Three Floyds Rats In The Ashes from Off Color Brewing
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe