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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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Bricks (991) - Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 Yuck. This one tasted like someone tried to mix a beer with a cheap bourbon. Stay away.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: No head, just some bubbles. Hardly any carbo... Dark ruby brown ish body... Aromas of prunes, light cognac, wood, light light alcohol, light light whiskey., light caramel, light earthy and dried leaves.. Flavours of light toast, peat, iodone, light earthy, prunes, some dried leaves, light bitter, bandage, tobacco... Aftertaste is a mix of bitter with prunes, peat, toast, iodine and earthy tobacco... No carbo, lightly thicker than watery mouthfeel, bit more than medium bodied. Guess the plastic cork destroys these beers...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (8204) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
22/XII/15 - 37.5cl bottle from Geers, Hopduvel or the monastery shop @ Tim’s Amazing La Trappe Oak Aged Series Batch 2 Through 13 Tasting - BB: n/a, blended: VI/2011 (2015-1759)

Note: after hoarding the oldest of these beers for over 5 years, I decided to crack down on them, before they disintegrate.
Clear red brown beer, no head. Aroma: lots of peat, caramel, sweet malts, dried fruits, milk chocolate, bit spicy. MF: no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very peated, leathery, bit sourish, fruity touch, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: peat, some alcohol, leathery touch, more peat, cocoa powder.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wixie (406) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2016
Clear red-brown liquid. No head. Aroma of peat. Medium body, no carbonation. Taste of peat, bitter and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1702) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2015
(Bottle labeled as batch: K03E11) After wrestling the cork out, the first thing I notice about this is that it appears to be almost still. The aroma has notes of red wine, tannins, peat, and alcohol. Pours a clear dark ruby, with no head, and very little visible carbonation. Very complex flavor, with peat coming through initially, with some burnt notes as well. There’s still quite a bit of sweetness in this, which helps to mask the alcohol a bit. The booze still comes through with some warming notes in the finish. Slippery mouthfeel, and completely still. There’s no carbonation at all, which would really help this beer out. Overall, with this bottle, I don’t think it was worth the price. I’d like to try this again at some point, hopefully with carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vipinvelp (3886) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2015
Little opaque dark Ruby, light Brown lacing. Strong whiskey aroma and great taste. By far On of The better beers ever (Antwerpen 201507) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours medium brown with virtually no head and a sweet malty aroma. There is a rather flat dark molasses flavor with lots of scotchand a peaty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 11, 2015
375 c&c from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours brown with a few bubbles. Aoma of peat, dark malt and oak. Full bodied. Flavor is fruity, very little carbonation, dusty oak and lots of peat. The scotch aspects are rather mellow. But strong. Goes well with Stinking Bishop. And with Chimay Grand Cru.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2015
12.7 oz. bottle picked up at Party Source from notes. Pours a hazy deep copper color with a medium sized creamy off white head. The nose has big ripe fruits, raisins, fig, caramel, brown sugar, oak, scotch whiskey notes are noticeable with wood and peat, and a touch of the alcohol. The flavor is more fruits, raisins, fig, caramel, oak, scotch whiskey, peat and boozy alcohol. There is some burn to the mouth feel that grabs my attention, but I like this entire series.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic (2171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Flat and murky. The nose is a little Peary with banana bread dark sweetness. In the mouth it is like a weak scotch with a sweeter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle. Poured a brown color with a small sized off white head. Oak, dark fruits, earthy, and scotch.

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