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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #12

Formerly brewed at De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
aged 1,5 year on 91% Bourbon barrels and 9% Cognac barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5190) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
375ml corked bottle pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a finger of white head that dissipates quite quickly and leaves very little lacing behind. Aroma is dark and lighter fruits with hints of wood and bourbon and notes of caramel. Taste is a fruity and malty sweetness with a light hop bitterness and mild bourbon and wood in the finish. Full bodied with light carbonation. Quite a nice quad with some subtle flavors that blend well together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7501) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
(Bottle) Brownish amber colour with brief, foamy head. Hardly any carbonation. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, prunes, raisins, oak wood, brown sugar, caramel, toffee and vinous hints of bourbon and cognac. Malty, fruity, vinous taste with dried fruit, prunes, figs, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, oak wood, bourbon, vanilla and warming hints of cognac emerging in the finish. Full body, quite sweet. Syrupy and silky mouthfeel. Complex with bourbon and cognac mingling with the quadrupel character. Still in good balance. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7253) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
22/XII/15 - 37.5cl bottle from Geers, Hopduvel or the monastery shop @ Tim’s Amazing La Trappe Oak Aged Series Batch 2 Through 13 Tasting - BB: n/a, blended: 26/IX/12(2015-1764)

Note: after hoarding the oldest of these beers for over 5 years, I decided to crack down on them, before they disintegrate.
Clear dark amber beer, no head. Aroma: lots of bourbon, vanilla, fruity, sweet, caramel. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: lot of alcohol, bit sourish, vanilla, bourbon, bit fruity, some tannins. Aftertaste: more alcohol, sugary, caramel, lots of overripe banana, bit sourish, some chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14969) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle split at the Bespin cloud network, thanks to Bropey, 21/01/16. Murky chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering that dissipates to edgeing. Nose is sweet malt, caramel, light bourbon barrel, marzipan, fruit loaf, figs. Taste comprises dates, Xmas cake, subtle bourbon, light smoke, rich malt. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying with a warming boost. Decent enough quad .. subtle barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle via trade with Rene, shared at LKS. It pours cloudy deep purple with a small, bubbly light beige head. The nose is rich, dried fruits, nougat, vanilla, wood, fruit cake, coconut, brandy and sweet bourbon. The taste is rich, slight, sweet - sour, dried fruits, bourbon, vanilla, buttered fruit cake, toffee, fudge, honeycomb, wood and warming alcohol with a dry finish. Full body, limited carbonation and oily mouth - feel. Rich and good depth of flavour. Comes together rather nicely,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (16278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Paul. Pours unclear amber with a bubbly head. The nose has a decent hit of vanilla, toffee, dates. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with lots of bready malts, a bit of alcohol sting, toffee, caramel, dried fruits, dates, faint citrus. Full bodied, somewhat chewy, with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with lots of gooey toffee, caramel, dried fruits. Quite a tasty beer. Somewhat punchy, but very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wixie (204) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2016
Clear light brown liquid. No head. Aroma of bourbon, fruits. Medium body, little bit carbonation. Taste sweet, bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear chestnut with a small, creamy off-white film head. Aroma has sweet malts, plums, oak, vinious, grapes, Port. Low to no carbonation, fine oily and fat mouthfeel. Flavour has port, caramel, vinious, nuts. Oak dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (693) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2015
Drank @ Borefts 2015 (Saturday). very nice,quadrupel, rich, soft taste, and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (5958) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: From Systembolaget. Had at a tasting 2015-04-18.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, bourbon, caramel, raisin.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, fruit, vinous, bourbon, alcohol, raisin, wood.

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