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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #7

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


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BATCH 7 is blended in June 2011 and is the first batch (of two) that has matured in old whiskey barrels. These barrels come from different whiskey distilleries such as Bowmore, Tamdhu, Strathspey and Laphroaig (Johnstons). The aroma’s of the whiskeys have an obvious impact on the final flavor. This flavor is remarkable and clearly different from those of previous batches. Peat and burnt are more present, while wood and wood tannins are less obvious to spot. But the warming effect of the full, robust flavor the whiskey barrels passed on to our already beautiful Quadrupel, makes this batch maybe even the most tasty brewed to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2152) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 8, 2012
375ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby brown with a large foamy head that has good retention and lacing. The aroma has lots of dark fruit, peat, and spice. Taste of sweet dark fruits, peat,caramel and oak, along with a fair amount of alcohol coming through in the end and lasting through the finish. Medium to full body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18998) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
3rd December 2011
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Hazy amber beer, good pale tan head. Light smooth palate. Sweet malt with a trace of bubblegum. Sweetish peat whisky. Finishes minerally fresh. Semi dry. Nicely balanced for a peat whisky beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2012
A clear light brown colored beer, with no head. The aroma of strong whisky flavors, some wood, peat and alcohol. The taste of whisky, sweet notes fruits, peat and alcohol notes. The aftertaste is sweet whiskey notes and alcohol tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4206) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle 37,5 cl, SB. Pours cloudy dark copper amber with a good tense beige head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, toasted, a bit harsh, smokey and has the quadrupel characteristics as well. Flavor is a mix of alcohol, smokey peaty, barrel, malty, yeasty spicy, fruity and bitter, well in my taste. Finishes with a warming alcohol, spicy, bitter, malty and fruity. Lots of flavors, plenty of quad left and not too much of the barrel whiskey barrels as I was afraid of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39784) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2012

Bottle 375ml. @ chriso [ oh6gdx birthday bash tasting ].

Unclear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, toasted - caramel, wood, oak, smoke - peat, medicine notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111203]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2012
0.375L bottle from Systembolaget, Nordstan. A firm medium-sized sand-colored head, upon shady amber brown body. Rich fruit aroma up front, quickly overpowered by strong notes of oak, peat and something liqueur-ish. Full body, full taste. Lots of dried fruits, and some sweet peppery and caramelly malts. Strong barrel notes, whisky-liqueur, alcohol and some peat tones. Surprisingly smooth in the mouth. Sweet, oaky liqueur finish. Powerfull and interesting with bold flavors, but I certainly prefer the more harmonious original (un-barreled) version.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2639) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2012
Ett öl med två olika karaktärer som har svårt att mötas. Dels rökig whiskey och dels söt quadruppel. Smaken är närmast randig söt/rökig/söt/rökig och har svårt att gifta ihop sig. Var för sig är de helt okej. Bra fina whiskeytoner i doften och lätt rökta charkuterier i smaken men sötman tar tyvärr över för mycket. Inget lyckat experiment. Men doften var riktigt fin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CasperRuben (63) - - JAN 30, 2012
brown color, the brown foam disappears quitte quickly so there’s not really a head. The bitterness that the original La Trappe Quadrupel had, has become a more light bitterness, but this beer still has a full body. Also the sweetness is quitte balanced here. However there is a very very big whiskey taste and smell, that you have to like... (i do... very much...)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23182) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottled@my birthdaybash@Chriso. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is peat, some sweet fruits, alcohol, toffee, fudge and some mild spicyness. Flavour is rather similar in a very smooth balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark golden amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty oaky spicy yeasty aroma. Sweetish malty oaky and weak smoky spicy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy oaky smoky finish.

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