California’s Stone Brewing Co. presents Quadrotriticale, another beer from their Stochasticity Project lineup. It’s a limited batch brewed only once, so once it’s gone, it’s gone. If you’re lucky enough to come across it, you should buy a couple of bottles. That’s what I did, and I’m glad I did because it’s a delicious Belgian style quadruple ale brewed with triticale grain. It pours a dark copper color with a thick head that slowly dissipates. It smells great. You definitely notice the Belgian yeast, as well as caramel, toasted bread, toffee, dark fruit, brown sugar, and a little banana. It tastes similar to how it smells. I get caramel, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, cloves, and grainy malts. It has a 9.3% ABV, but you can’t taste the booze. It’s a great dessert beer. Very enjoyable, although it makes me sad that this beer is only in existence for a short while.
Critically Rated at 14/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young