Formerly brewed at La Trappe Trappist - Abdij O.L.V. Koningshoeven (Bavaria)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Oak Aged Quadrupel
Batch #14
82% Limousine vaten met Cognac
7% New Acacia
11% New Oak
The aroma is dominated by cognac, with hints of flowers, prunes, grapes almond and vanilla. On the palate, warmth and the grape fruitiness of cognac. The finish is oaky, malty and, finally, speaks of grape. A beautiful marriage of Quad and Cognac from start to finish.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
basjansen14 (207) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2017
Backlog Mooi bier met een kleine schuimkraag die snel weg gaat. Aroma: vooral cognac, wat donker fruit en vanille. Smaak: cognac, donker fruit, zoet, moutig, vanille en wat eik. Heerlijk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (9055) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2017
3/I/17 - 37.5cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Tims La Trappe tasting - BB: n/a, bottled: K24F13 (June 2013) (2017-11)

Clear reddish amber to brown beer, no head. Aroma: bit oxidized, sweet, quite some cognac, some ripe banana. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: oxidized start, cognac, sweet, caramel, some banana, alcohol, vanilla. Aftertaste: oxidized, some cardboard, dried fruits, caramel, alcohol, bit of banana, more cardboard and cognac.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (511) - BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2017
Hazy light brown liquid, no head. Fruity aroma, cognac. Heavy body, no carbonation. Taste is sweet, oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (1456) - Kiel, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2017
Die ersten 2 Glschen habe ich ungesudet vernascht. Ist auch definitv besser, da der Bodensatz doch einige der feingliedrigen Aromen und Flavours mit Malzkraft niederstreckt. Zuerst bestimmen dezente Vanille und wrzige Cakedfte das Bild, wobei auch hier schon die immer vorhandenen, dabei aber nie aufdringlichen Holz/Alkoholnoten deutlich das Feld abstecken. Lakritze luschert auch mal rein. Im Mund dann scharfkantig, aber auch irgendwie sanft und zitronig. Klare Fasscharakteristiken gesellen sich zum honigsen Quadrupelkorpus der klassisch malzigen Art. Gelungen....freu mich schon auf die anderen Batche, die in meinen Cellar schlummern ;)......0,375l Bottle aus Roskilde. 15 Euro.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
paulvanpelt (585) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2016 Troebel, donker, hazelnootbruin, zonder schuimkraag. Rijk en complex aroma: cognac, vanille, eik, alcohol, mout, druif, vijg, amandel, karamel. Zoet, medium bitter. Licht droog. Lijkt in een aantal opzichten wel op een dessertwijn. Zacht en vol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (8350) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2016
Smooth and round beginning. Chocolate, great dark fruits, mild, slightly alcoholic. Round, mild, chocolate. Lots of caramel, hints of alcohol. The wood is mild, refreshing but a bit too low in the background. Round, easy to drink, but not too deep.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (18817) - PCastle, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
375ml bottle. Leicht trbes orange braunes Bier. Geruch nach reifen Frchten, krftig malzig. Geschmack krftig malzig, s, reife Frchte, wenig Karamell und Vanille.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (19101) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
Weich karbonisierter Antrunk mit s wrzigen Noten. Dabei ist die Se zu stark, minimale Herbe. Sffig, karamellig. 10/9/9/9/9/9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2779) - Hagen, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
Sampled from 0.375 l bottle. Slightly hazy, dark brownish amber with some white bubbles on top. Sweetish-malty taste of caramel, vanilla and hints of oak. Rather sweet, malty taste of caramel, honey, vanilla and hints of oak, followed by a rather long, slightly bitter, quite warming-alcoholic finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Tasty!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (5006) - BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2016
The first in this series to use - among others - cognac barrels I believe (didnt have the time to check this in detail), three year old bottle bought from a private collector today, big cheers to Frank. Tasted in comparison with #21, which is also partially matured on cognac barrels. Pale greyish beige, bubbly, moussy head, loosely structured but retaining well, over a deep mahogany brown beer with amberish hue, a tad darker than the #21, hazy and translucent, sparkling. Aroma is as perfumey as that of the #21 but less sweet, with a lot more real cognac in it, apart from impressions of fudge, vanilla, Belgian chocolates made with fondant, lots of home made caramel, wet oak, old port, dried fig, raisin, nougat but less marzipan sweetness than the #21, honey, dry earth, shoe polish (probably just the alcohol speaking), hazelnut paste, candied cherry but again less so than in #21 - in all, deeper, softer and less exuberantly sweet than #21, which may have to do with the age difference (two years) as well, of course. More restrained but still prevalent candied and brown sugar sweetness in the onset as well, a tad more underlying sourishness, hints of blackberry, fig, raisin and dried banana, medium carbo. Soft and supple but very full body, same caramelly malt sweetness as the #21 but in fact feeling a bit heavier and thicker, maybe because of the somewhat lower amount of carbo, and with less of the residual candi sugar sweetness lingering, though it certainly is there and remains till the end - where it is dried by woody tannins, the same amount of earthy hop bitterishness and a strong alcohol effect, warming the throat and chest, but in fact more sedate and genuinely brandy-like than in the #21, which balances a bit on the brink of astringency. This equally strong, but somehow softer alcohol effect brings the initial sweetness to a finish which seems a tad more satisfying and elegant than in the #21. Again, age difference may play a big part in all this, so its probably not completely fair to compare these two versions, but based on this tasting, Id prefer the #14 over the #21. Whatever the case: as usual in this series, these are hefty and opulent, if not decadent sippers, ultimate dessert beers, to be treated with care and without a doubt the best La Trappe has ever produced.

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