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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #8

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

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (665) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
patrickfannon (1230) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1420) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - 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) .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (10770) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours red amber with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma has oak, light vanilla, plums, vinious, light whiskey, some red wine tannins. Medium carbonation, fine dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, whiskey, light peat, caramel, plums, light chocolate, vanilla. Lingering oaky dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerenberger (1265) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2013
Nose of oak, vanilla, and alcohol. Pours a clear dark amber with an off-white ring and no lacing. The taste is somewhat sweet but balanced. Bourbon/scotch, dark fruit, and figs. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, I would drink again, but its an after dinner sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demmbonz (450) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2013
Scotch is not my thing so I will be nice. Aroma and flavor are huge scotch. Still some syrupy sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 37.5cl bottle. Shared with Mathieu87. Tasting of the 12 first La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged variants, together with the original beer (La Trappe Quadrupel). Appearance: small unstable head, brown amber beer. Nose: ardbeg, whiskey. Taste: ardbeg is very overwhelming again, but somewhat better balanced than batch#7 in my opinion. Not really my kind of beer. But a faithful whiskey drinker will probably enjoy this beer a lot!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeoHippie2 (792) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 19, 2013
This is the third oak aged quad I’ve had from La Trappe to date and every single one has been both impressive and drastically different from the others. Big smoky oak/scotch aromas hit me as soon as I popped the bottle. When they say "whiskey" they mean scotch whiskey. Big differences there between scotch, bourbon, irish, and canadian whiskey. Ok with me though, I love them all. Taste is awesome, rich, robust and smokey with lots of scotch coming through. My only critique would be that the scotch flavors almost overpower the wonderful flavors of the quad as compared to mingling the flavors into the beer with batches #3 and #6 that I have had as well. However, this beer still was delicious and I would easily drink it again. Great beer and definitely worth the price!


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