Scopey (8371) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Anderson, Fortrose. It pours deep murky brown, with a medium white head. The nose is sticky fruit cake, plum, prune, grape, candy cane, over-ripe pineapple, apricot, tinned fruit and caramel. The taste is fruit cake, candy, caramel, spice, oak, leather, chewy malt, underlying alcohol warmth, candyfloss, mint humbugs and vinous notes, with a dry finish. Full body, fine carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. A complex and flavoursome quad.
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Split with , beerdrifter, thirstybird and 77ships
Head: small off white
Smell: somewhat coconut, vanilla, caramel, sweet malts
Taste: candy sirup, vanilla, oak, dried fruits like raisins, overall sweet with oaky hints , but more subtle then 1
77ships (4861) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Split together with Belgbeergeek, Beerdrifter & Thirstybird // 2010 Vintage // tasted after once again Quercus #2 & the magnificent O.A. #1 // darker than # 1, dark copper red with a small white head // smells of sweet vanilla oak, lots of oak, candy, berries, spices and toffee // sweet malts, candy, dried fruits, sweet dark fruits, light bitter touch, vanilla oak, lots of toffee, caramel, lots of sweet vanilla oak, touch of hops, tad rawer than the incredibly smooth #1 // very smooth, light sparkling, damn good even if I prefer #1 over this one
Habanero (3045) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours clear, amber with a medium sized, off-white lasting head with fair lacing. Nose of fruit, caramel and yeaty notes. Sweet flavor of apples, grapes, oranges and caramel. Medium to full bodied, oilt texture and soft carbonation. Ends up more dry with an alcohol touch.
Benzai (9646) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5cl bottle at Joes’ La Trappe Oak Aged Vertical, February 25 2012. Slightly hazy ruby red color with some small yeast residu floating in it. Small white head on top of the beer. Aroma is on the one hand pleasantly sweet but a little bit soft or faint, and on the other hand there’s some ’thinner/wasbenzine’ or something like that hiding in the background. A little odd. Taste is malts and sweet, a little alcoholic, lightly a sour hint. Smooth low to medium carbonation, but the alcohol seems more present than the original and O.A. Batch 1. Medium body.
jerohen (2058) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled from the monastery, tasted side by side with a regular Quadrupel and Oak Aged batch #9. Ruby colored, small head. The port notes emerge immediately pouring it into the glass, very powerful, fruity, oak, combined with all the other features that are already in a normal Quadrupel, absolutely fantastic. Very complex yet smooth fruity flavor, oak, raisins, malts. Lasting fruity finish. By far the best Oak Aged i’ve had so far, immensely complex, yet very smooth and balanced. Please, make this version again!
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little hazy, light brown, no head. The aroma of a little oak with tonsel and porto notes. The taste of sweet with wood, a little tonsel with porto notes. The aftertaste a little wood with sweet notes. In comparison with batch 1 everything a little less.
gam (3493) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small head orange brown pour the carbonation is medium strength aromas lovely smooth oak note dark fruits brandy honey raisin vanilla flavours wow sensational oak character vanilla nice fizz on upper palate brandy very morishing raisin plum mild medium bitter in tone with the ale brown sugar touch woody touch the finish good tasting quadruple so smooth oak influence main aftertastes brandy dark fruit good fizz sweetness classy on the palate lasting bitter so good
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 375ml (BZ, bat ch2)
Opened as the last bottle of 2011. Hazy ruby color, small off-white head. Oak, raisins and vanilla in the nose. Medium-bodied. Lots of vanilla, plums, raisins and strong wood-oak-cellar presence. Does not feel like 10 %. Slight letdown from the normal La Trappe Qr.
Yves (2491) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Strong liquor (port) aroma. Full creamy palate. Finish is liquor port with roasted bitter ending. Very nice!