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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: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8316) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8929) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1882) - 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. 

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vipinvelp (3148) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
Clear light brown, small off-white lacing foam. Aroma is whisky dominated, peaty, oak. Outspoken aroma, and outspoken taste. Whisky dominated, warm alcohol feeling. Just loved this beer - consumed at Kulminator and shared with Korean visitor. (Antwerpen 201409)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2905) - New York, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle at End of History tasting. pours muddy but big nose of Islay whisky which i’m always a sucker for. tastes of more of that sweet peat, caramel, figs, oak, and cherry. full mouthfeel of chewy goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11783) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle shared by Jesterdeal at End of History tasting. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of peat, whiskey, oak, dark fruit, toffee, cherry cordial and caramel. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
vtafro (5248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Oak, bourbon, smoke and peat aromas. Scotch and peat flavors, oak and mate a hint of Belgian tones.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rhsiung (1279) - USA - AUG 21, 2014
375-ml bottle from wlvliquors. clear dark brown-gold color with sediment floating around. delicious. caramel, booze. thin however. (artificial) cork flew 53.5 in.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3700) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
(La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #8) 375 ml bottle, corked and caged, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 10%. Served at room temperature. Dark ruby red colour on the body, small and thin tan head, with low retention, leaving light lacing around the glass. Aroma of vanilla, wood, intense whiskey, dark fruits. Taste of dark fruits, clean wood, lots of whiskey again, a bit of smoke/turf, well hidden alcohol, iodium, some vanilla on the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Sticky palate. One of the best quads I had till now and also one of the best in the series. Exceptional.

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