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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (3317) - 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 (25327) - 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 (23012) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7873) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget, Nordstan, Gøteborg. Pours cloudy dark amber with a small white head. Aroma of peat and whisky. Taste is smooth like velvet, moderate sweet malty with a distinct whisky note towards the end, easy alcohol burn as well. Pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23428) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2011
Bottled at oh6gdx’s birthday bash at chriso’s. Cloudy mid brown, no head. Heavy oaky islay whisky aroma. Sweet with ful body and rounded mouthfeel. Marzipan gets outpowered by massive peaty whisky. Sugary sweet. Warming finish. Out of balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (2712) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2011
pours copper brown with low head aromas of only!!! islay cask taste is sweet but a lot of islay cask. too much. but palate is generally very good actually. remove 80 % of the cask taste and this beer would suite me much better

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle at Pat’s birthday tasting at chriso’s. Pours cloudy amber with a creamy, white head. Booze and some hard alcohol on the nose, definitely some oak. Laphroaig or something. Big sweet flavor, smokey oak, some toffee, big sugar. Strong. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, plenty of oak, some toasty sugars. You need to like wood to like this one. Overall a pretty complex beer and fun to get into.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nisse666 (6242) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle thx to gnoff cons 2011-12-04 Göteborg AR: nice wishkey aromas (Laphroaig - I think), rubber, alcohol, vanilla AP: amber body, creamy beige head F: nutty, watery, caramel toffey, whiskey, pruns - the flavors didn’t go well togheter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2391) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle at Pat’s birthday tasting at Chriso’s. Cloudy brown with white head. Nose is malty, yeasty, whiskey malt sweetness. Also lots os dark fruity prunes, raisins. Taste is deep, complex, minerally, woody, dark fruits, brown sugar. Finish is raisiny dark fruit and just a hint of the whiskey barrels.

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