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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #15

Formerly brewed at La Trappe Trappist - Abdij O.L.V. Koningshoeven (Bavaria)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Oak Aged Quadrupel Batch #15 85% Oloroso 15% New Oak Aged for two years on Oloroso Sherr barrels. Deze Quadrupel Oak Aged is lange tijd (2 jaar) gelagerd in barriques van Oloroso sherry. De specifieke smaak hiervan is zeer herkenbaar, naast vanille, amandel, honingbloesem en karamel. De geur van dit bier is dan ook zeer complex. De smaak is rijk, rijp en stevig. Toch blijft ze zacht en romig en is deze batch misschien wel de zachtste die tot nu toe is verschenen. De smaakpapillen worden niet alleen geraakt door de ‘walnootachtige’ Oloroso. Met een weinige zurigheid van deze sherry voelt de alcohol warm aan. De eiken barriques hebben de bitterheid van deze Quadrupel iets getemperd en de invloeden van de Oloroso doen behouden. Deze Oak Aged is wat minder koolzuurhoudend, maar dit zorgt juist voor voldoende tinteling en geeft naast de rijke smaak een voller ‘mondgevoel’.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4221) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Brown color. Great aroma of vanilla, red fruit and malt. Rich smooth taste of red fruit, oak, malt, vanilla, ripe fruit and a vinous boozyness. Fantastic dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2016 Bottle 375ml (batch 15 – 2013) - cellared for 3 years. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a hazy copper. Head is small, off white and quickly dissipates. Aroma is of fortified wine (ruby port) with cherries, dates, raisin bread, caramel, candi sugar, Belgian chocolate, cloves, oak and hints of glazed oranges. Flavour is very smooth with virtually no bitterness; rum, port, tobacco, cedar, raisin bread, prunes, candi sugar, cloves and a touch of Belgian chocolate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation, slightly thin texture and good length finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Hazy amber brown body. No head. Aromas of wash detergent, prunes, rice, malts and some hints of strange wood. Flavours of prunes, marzipan, bitters, malts, light liquor, very meh... Aftertaste is prune, earthy malts, light dirty... Pfff Low to no carbo, medium bodied and a light watery mouthfeel. Another failure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (6435) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2016
375ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Hazy chestnut color. Thin white head, stays (as strange as it might sound). Sweet, malty, plums, jammy and apple in aroma. Sweet, malty, some jamminess, apples, plums in taste. Sweet way too sweet. Plums and oak are nice. But raw.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (1274) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle. Murky brown color with beige head. Aroma of alcohol, vanilla, honey and wood. Flavor is intense and warming. Tones of sweet fruit and also something sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6682) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
Bottled, BB 10-2038, large sample. Slight hazy copper color, short frothy head. Aroma of spicy regular quad, with caramel and flowery notes, but now also with some almond, extra raisin and sweet sherry. Bit oak wood as well, quite complex. Quite sweet in taste, bit sour and sherry liqour note, some licorice bitterness. Flavors are quite nice, but do not seem to blend with aroma perfectly. Also, there is a slight alcohol burn, but not too annoying. Decent blend, where aroma trumps flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12134) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle, bought @Beershoppen, Kolding. Pours clear chestnut amber with a small creamy off-white head that soon disappears. Aroma is sweet, caramel, oranges, oak, vanilla, red wine. Low carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has caramel, fat maltiness, vinious, apples, red wine. A slight peppery burn at the end. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (3179) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2015
I should’ve included in the photo the stopper: the in the bottle part was about 1.25-1.35" long; very good seal. But the beer was a bit on the flat side. Better carbonation would’ve helped. A bit on the bland side. Can pick up the oak, some fruit, malt, yeast, but all are muted with the low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (2797) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
375ml bottle at home. Clear burgundy with a small white head. Medium to full body with low carbonation. Quite sweet with subtle bitter tones. Caramel, vanilla, ripe fruits, raisins, nuts, alcohol, banana, malts and yeast. Full flavoured BA brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OnlyRogueAngel (42) - - NOV 26, 2015
Pours a rich but clear dark red, smells of alcohol, with hints of vanilla. Tastes sharply of the sherry barrels it was aged in, with dark fruits, bitter almond, caramel, oak wood and a nutty undertone. It leaves a bitter fruity almond aftertaste.

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