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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #8

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


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4934) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle shared with Jmgreenuk at Kulminator. Pours clear brown with a ring beige head. Aroma is smokey, peat, wood, overripe dark fruit and caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter, boozyness Cingular int the palate with alcohol warmth in the finish. Full bodied with flat to soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
Like a scotch whiskey, with charred oak prominent. Dark, lots of yeast sediment. Very woody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2139) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours a nice copper color with good clarity and a finger of eggshell foam. The nose has a big front end whisky note with a caramel, peat and a touch of spice. The palate follows the nose with alot of oak and whisky character present. Id almost prefer it to be a touch softer on the barrel notes but the overall beer has nice complexity and a long layered finish. Nice cola, soft brown sugar, smoked caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (736) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - NOV 2, 2013
BOTTLE 37,5 CL. Head: beige, small, frothy, poor retention. Colour: copper-chestnut, hazy. Aroma: strong whisky, peat, rich malt character, dried fruit/prunes, smoked. Taste: strong whisky flavour, sweet, some alcohol, dried fruit, burnt sugar. Woody aftertaste. Quite a nice and rich quadrupel, but the whisky is a tad too strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
1st June 2013
Hazy brown beer with a tidy cream coloured head. Mildly TCP whisky nose. Palate is smooth and dry. Dry malt and sweetish TCP whisky. Touch of dried fruits. Dry finish. More TCP than I want but it’s quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (700) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle. Drank 2 years old. Pours a hazy ruby brown with an initial bit red tinged head. The aroma is all Islay or Island scotch...smokey peaty. Candied red fruit and sugars are just underneath. The age is showing...there’s something alive been working from the wood. The taste is more of that type of Scotch mostly with some late vanilla and tannics riding with the earthy, spice, and pepper and mild bitter end. Feel is silk, showing age, dense, after a little lively start compared to a newer base Quad. End is silty with a pleasant residual sugar stickiness. Something seems on the edge of being off in this but it is holding together just barely for something quite unique and enjoyable for a change of pace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
patrickfannon (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle. This honestly tastes like cheap, cheap scotch. Aroma is burnt plums and figs, engulfed in a bonfire. Taste is just heaps of flimsy, one-dimensional peat. This is the idea of the beer: "Let's brew an incredible, nuanced, deep quad and smother it to death in smokey, gross, bitter peat!" Fucking waste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2335) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle, pours dark brown, clear, light head, aroma is smoky, taste is peaty and smokey, lots of whiskey nots in there as well. Pretty interesting offering

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle a dark bronw colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel dry fruits spicy oak and spicy flavor malts dry fruits spicy fruits oak and some hops and oak in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3635) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
37.5 cl Cork and caged bottle: thanks Rudi of De Bireboom in Brugge. I’ve just finished tidying up after a family Bar-b-que and I need something to thank myself for being such a good host and cook: what better way to calm down and relax can there be than have something like this? Poured into a Westmalle chalice with the rest of the bottle and sediment going into a Westvleteren chalice. Good russet brown colour to the body, wispy head and collar of off-white. Aroma of Beechwood smoke and Toffee Apples. The taste is sweet and malty with a smoke and toffee feel to the flavours. Whisky notes from the barrels are also evident, but these do not detract the more forceful malts with their toffee texture. A very nice beer but a long way short of my favourite Batch (Number 3) .

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