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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #7

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


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Clear brown pour, small white head. Aroma is loaded with scotch, oak, dried figs, dates, and some alcohol. Flavor is loaded with old,wet oak, scotch, booze, cereal grain, dates, brown sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3649) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pours a hazy brown color with a medium tan head...lt sediment throughout. Aroma has some malty notes...fruity...fig...and some lt peaty/smoky whiskey notes. Flavor is fruity/malty up front with some peaty smokiness creeping in...touch of woodiness at the end. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is warming, slightly peaty and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle. Poured a hazy brown color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy whiskey wood, yeast, dark fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth sticky texture, thin particles and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration with a small whiskey alcohol burn. This is a good complex brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
12.7 fl oz bottle. Minimal light khaki / off-white head. Nice, opaque brown / red color. Little lace. Delicious, robust, woody dark fruit aromas, with a perfect amount of subtle whiskey all around. Light carbonation, and very smooth texture, with a nice, lightly warm aftertaste. Delicious lightly sweet, mildly warm savory taste. Complex, yet well-balanced brew. Very enjoyable, and well-suited for Easter Sunday (I think..).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, 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 (21720) - , 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 (4302) - 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 (43533) - 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.

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