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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #8

 (RETIRED)
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98
93
style
Formerly brewed at De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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BATCH 8 is blended in October 2011.
- Whisky pre used 71%
- New French Oak Medium Toast 28%
In flavour surely the most extreme La Trappe blend to date. Besides the full whisky flavour there is a lot of new oak in this blend, which makes this blend a unique marriage of wood-tannins and whisky associations.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to Bropey - who has become very much the Quad Pimp of late, 24/10/14. Murky chestnut brown with moderate beige spotting and edgework. Nose is light smoke, toffee fudge, burnt sugars, dark fruit rinds, light TCP. Taste comprises rich malt, toffee, spice, light peaty smokey wash, brown sugars, woody rinse. Medium + body, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the close. Decent quad, the smoke element allied to a touch of bitterness tempers the sweetness and keeps this drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5870) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2014
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, whiskey notes are noticeable, and a touch of the alcohol. The flavor is more fruits, raisins, fig, caramel, oak and whiskey alcohol. There is some burn to the mouth feel that grabs my attention, but I like this entire series.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3938) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to the L train. Murky brown orange coloured pour, oily with a short lived off white head. Aroma is woody! Booze, oak, vanilla, fairly sweet. Flavour is woody, oak, tangy berry and warming wood and booze. Palate is flat with lowish carbonation. Bit of age.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11854) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paul. Pours clear amber with a slight, creamy tan head. The nose holds golden raisins, some bread, toffee. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a bit of smoked meat, candied ham, bread, caramel, dried fruits. Full bodied, oily, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with lots of stewed fruits, soft peat, bread, toast, more golden raisins. Pretty tasty overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Bruces. It pours murky brown with minimal head. The nose is woody, big whisky, marshmallow, nougat, fudge, toffee, earth, light smoke and raisin. The taste is rich, sweet, toffee, earthy, whisky, wood, toasty, plenty of dried fruits, raisin, dare, light cocoa, smoke, stinging alcohol with a smooth, sweetish finish. Medium-full body and low carbonation. A touch light on the carbonation, but still decent. Pretty tasty stuff all in all, but not terribly well refined.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle shared at the End of History tasting. Aroma is peatty scotch whiskey, dark cherries and chocolate chip cookies. Pours dark brown with a nice white head and lingering bubbles. Taste is scotch whiskey forward, peat moss, chocolate, figs, cherry, and brown sugar. Nice malty smooth mouthfeel balances well with the peat. Great stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Reddish brown color, moderate to small head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is strong whiskey barrel with some smoke, lesser notes of darker fruit and sugar. The barrel flavor dominates and overwhelms the beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle, shared by Ferris. Murky amber brown, nearly still, with no head formation whatsoever. Whiskey and brothy caramel, and something more that is hard to pin down for me. Sweet whiskey and raw oak, dry woody tannins in the finish. Kind of dirty. I started off liking this better than batch #12, but ended up liking it less.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4981) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle - Whisky notes, raisin, brown sugars and raw oak. Deep reddish brown with almost no head. Tons of oak and some fig. Wood is very dominant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1417) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle at Kulminator. Pale brown with a fluffy pale head. Aroma is whiskey, oak, honey, dates, figs.  Medium bodied, lightly smoky on the palate with some complex dark fruit notes on the finish. Taste is smoky whiskey, dates, dried apricots, honey, oak. 


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