Palme (5024) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2018
On tap @ Kulminator as Quadrupel Quercus 2016. It smells really good. Sweet, lots of woody caramel, a little smoky hint in the back.Red dried fruits. Looks good also from this tiny glass. Warm orange amber with a cloud and a medium sized lasting and lacing off-white head on the top. A bit of vanilla also here. Minty background. Different and interesting aroma. Tastes fantastic. So smooth and velvety. Both in the taste, also on the mouthfeel. Lots of sweet figs, dried fruits and a little wheaty banana yeasty hint in the back. Raisin and woody hints. Is there a little smoke or even peat in here as well? Yeah, it sure tastes like so. Woody caramel and the alcohol is superbly hidden. Lovely stuff! 06.03.2018 theSlipperyPen (296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2017
Truly beautiful cherry blushed copper pour with a silky smooth creamy head. Very viscous and enticing. Holy-moly the nose is stunning: deep warm oakiness, with handfuls of toffee and caramel, a bit of lactic sweetness, a note of a Belgium sour ale coming from the schnapps aging, mocha, some vegetal notes as well. Really complex and deep. In the mouth its just about perfect; a gentle cola and boozy taste (but not heat) probably from the barrel aging; mouth-filling malts and candied sugars and all with a firm but fair oak backbone.
No sign of the alcohol even at room temperature and the mouth feel is velvet smooth and sticky in the right way. Finishes on cherries and toffees and buttery oak. Takes all the wonderful notes of the base beer and adds new highs and new depths. Magnificent. tderoeck (11163) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2017
26/VI/17 - on tap @ Trappistenweek in Cultuurcafé (Berlare) - BB: n/a (2017-948) Thanks to Erwin for joining me on this beer tick trip!Alengrin (6202) - BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2017
Little cloudy deep amber beer, creamy beige small head, very stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very peated, caramel, some alcohol, malty. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: peated start, lots of banana, some caramel, soft bitterness, lots of alcohol, more green banana. Aftertaste: little sourish, lots of fruity notes, dried fruits, quite some banana, soft peat, bitter touch, caramel, more peated and smoky notes in the finish with some banana peel on top.
Special, Bruichladdich-barrel aged version of La Trappe Quadrupel celebrating the 25th anniversary of the basic beer and therefore of the word ’quadrupel’ itself; only made available in kegs and not bottled, so an altogether different beer from the 25th batch of the ’ordinary’, bottled La Trappe Oak Aged series. Tasted from tap at Cultuurcafé Berlare during their yearly Trappistenfeesten, thanks tderoeck for the tip. Thick, beaten egg-like and egg-white, dense, stable, cobweb-lacing head over a hazy, warm amberish bronze beer, of about the same hue as the ordinary Quadrupel. Aroma of caramel candy, whisky, dry banana and a hint of bubblegum, brown rum, vanilla-ish oak, almond cake, dried apricot, white pepper, some light but unmistakable Bruichladdich peat when warming up, earthy touch of cooked carrot. Sweet onset, tad bubblegummy with lots of fruity hints (banana, peach, fresh fig, ripe pear), soft gooseberry-ish sourish undertone, quite fizzy carbo but not overcarbonated, smooth, thick, bit resiny mouthfeel. Full caramelly malt sweetness in the middle with lingering residual sugary sweetness accentuating it, softening bready edges with the breadiness increased a bit by the suspended yeast; so far very akin to the basic beer, but then, in the finish, gaining more complexity from vanilla-ish oak tannins, subtle retronasal peat and a lot of heating, clearly but not overpoweringly whisky-like alcohol (including whisky flavour) over some herbal, earthy yeast and hop bitterishness. Rich, deep and lush quadrupel, very well done with the peat and the whisky itself, though very clearly identifiable, put on top of the basic beer as an added layer of flavour rather than completely penetrating it. Glad I made a stop in Berlare after work for this, I’ll probably never have the chance to try this again... gyhallmanti (897) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2017 20cl glass at the Arendsnest in Amsterdam. Pours a hazy dark amber colour with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, whisky, peat, raisin, plums. Taste is fairly sweet, light bitter with a moderate dry finish. Notes of whisky, oak, peated malt, peat, raisins, plums, smoke, alcohol, spices. Texture is thick and oily, full bodied with low carbonation
Ferris (18245) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2017
Draft - Soft peaty notes with plum and raisin. Clear copper with a small beige head. Peat and a wonderful sweet backbone. I can’t believe this works so well, truly balanced and nice. petek17 (2) - - MAY 13, 2017 does not count
Great colour and amazing taste. Bit strong but it tasted really good with porterhouse steak.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone joergen (30211) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2017
Draught at Taphouse.
Clear orange colored with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and whisky with notes of peat and oak.
Sweet and fruity flavor of caramel and dried fruits with notes of whisky, alcohol and peat.
Warming alcoholic finish.
Too much alcohol for me. Ungstrup (39541) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2017
Draft. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of fruits, wood, alcohol, smoke, and whisky. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel, wood, whisky, and smoke, leading to a dry finish. yespr (49898) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2017
From tap. Pours. Lear and golden orange with a small tan hesd. Aroma is phenolic. Slight smoked. Esrthy. Lingering fruity. Mellow. Estery and slight phenolic. Toasted malty. Overripe fruity. Sweet and alcohol warming finish.