beerelephant (12) - California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I can’t say it’s perfect because there’s always room for improvement, but this scotch whisky barrel-aged quad is absolutely remarkable! Huge peaty scotch, vanilla, oak, and dark fruits. My guess is Lagavulin barrels, but the secret is safe with the brouwerij.
rhsiung (1108) - USA - AUG 21, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
77ships (5299) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 375 ml. bottle @ home // purchased @ home // first one I am opening myself and this plastic cork is not letting go easily // probably darkest so far of the Oak Aged ones, almost brownish apricot, the typical red is showing only in the light, most head as well , lightly yellow // nose is like an Islay whiskey, fine iodine, metallic almost hint of seaweed, light peat line with the sweetness of the base burred underneath, caramel, toffee, berries, beyond unique // taste is medium Laphroig touch, peat, iodine, lighter smoke, real Islay whiskey not just the burned kerosene peat barrel like a lot of these kinds, followed by the typical sweetness of this ones, berries, caramel, malts, sweet sugar, almost cream, finish Laphroig malt and tad sweet end, warms the throat, the more I drink these Oak Aged ones the more I love them & this one truly marries the two drink unlike so many others, as usual this is unique // Laphroig I have mentioned, Bowmore I do not like and probably plays more in the head, Tamdhu, Strathspey I haven’t tired // creamy, caramel, fudge body // damn I love this series & oh yeah 2011 Vintage
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
stevoj (2833) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Bitter Creek Alehouse. Plastic cork, difficult to remove, but worth the wait. Silky smooth pour, murky brown body, no head. Aroma of wood, whiskey and pit fruit. Taste follows with a little bit of smoke on top of the oak and fruit. Well blended and well aged. Worth seeking out.
bunget (671) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
375ml bottle aged for 2.5 years. A cloudy dirty dark copper body, minimal white foam. Aroma of old wine, whiskey barrel, yeast, fermented berries, wet basement and a light smokiness. Taste has a wow effect: caramel malt, yeast, subtle whiskey barrel, Scottish peat, whiskey, dried berries, noble red wine. Fabulous. And I’m not a quadrupel fan.
PS Thank you Boystout for this wonderful gift!
mikske79 (1302) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ik heb het eerst een jaar in de kelder laten rijpen voor ik het gedronken heb en het is één van de beste bieren dat ik ooit geprobeerd heb
MaartenRF10 (1689) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Outstanding beer! Appearance is not the best, it’s reddish brown with yeast floating in it, but the long lasting head is very nice, beige and creamy. Aroma is just a mild version of the fantastic taste. Lots of oak, vanilla, ash, whiskey, dark fruit. Good body, fine soft carbonation. Well worth the price.
vipinvelp (2770) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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)
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked bottle. Dark amber color. Peat and new oak pushing away all other malt and tropical fruit aromas. Malty sweet flavor with dried tropical fruit and peach, before the peat kicks in with violence. The peat seems to linger on forever, next to the dried fruit. The new oak is clearly noticeable. Top class beer.