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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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We have meanwhile proudly presented BATCH 22. Oak Aged Batch 22 was mainly matured on German Single Malt barrels. This whisky is considerably smoother and less ‘turfed’ than its Scottish counterparts, as a result of which batch 22 is much smoother than the previous batches that were matured on whisky barrels. In addition to the malty and smoked aroma, banana, vanilla, honey, apple and blossom scent can also be distinguished. The whisky is clearly present but does not dominate, which means that La Trappe Quadrupel can still clearly be recognised. This results in a balanced fusion of flavours, releasing aromas of almond and smoke. Batch 22 is full of flavour and very complex; with every sip, new flavour associations seem to appear. The aftertaste clearly shows the alcohol, together with the bitterness of wood tannin, which lingers for a while. This may not be the most extreme batch, but thanks to its complexity and overall balanced flavour, we can really recommend it. Its fine bouquet is best savoured when this batch is served at a temperature of 16-18 °C (61 – 64.5 °F). BATCH 22 was distributed as follows: Used Whisky barrels (Single Malt) 83,3%; Acacia wood (medium toast) 8,3%; New Oak Medium Toast 4,2%; New Oak High Toast 4,2%.

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3.4
weihenweizen (3751) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Refrigerated 12.7 oz brown bottle corked and capped poured into a Trappist glass. Opaque brown with small beige head. Aroma is dark malt & whiskey, medium body, well carbonated, and some lacing. Taste is whiskey, dark fruit, oak, and dark malt.

3.9
bierkoning (13272) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2017
Corked bottle. Thanks Benzai! Dark amber color. Vinous aroma, bubblegum, oak, vanilla, dried fruit. Malty sweet flavor with new oak, dried fruit, bubblegum, vanilla and soft vinous notes. Whisky. Nice and complex.

4.3
MarcoDL (4845) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle. Dark copper color. Aroma of raisin, ripe fruit, vanille and buttery caramel. Rich flavor of raisin, buttery caramel, vanilla, ripe fruits, figs, oak, acacia softness, soft caramelised malt and a sweet vanilla finish. Fantastic.

3.6
tderoeck (9479) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2017
3/I/17 - 37.5cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Tim’s La Trappe tasting - BB: X/2040, bottled: K09J15 (2017-18)

Clear more reddish brown beer, irregular off-white head, pretty stable. Aroma: very yeasty, banana, alcohol, bit sweet, some caramel, more alcohol. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet, sugary, alcohol, malty, caramel, more alcohol. Aftertaste: sugary, more alcohol, some chocolate, bit malty, grains, banana peel.

4.3
Icedwarf (1627) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
Donker roodbruin bier zonder schuim. Smaak is krachtig, complex en intens met iets van karamel, vanille, zoete druiven, anijs, drop en zoethout. De whisky komt in de smaak niet echt terug. Evenwel een echte aanrader.

4.1
mikske79 (1666) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - FEB 9, 2017
De geur valt mee, de smaak is lekkerder dan de geur. Een van de beter batchen. Meevaller

4.1
CraftBeerNick (2476) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle at home, 4th February 17. Pours a copper colour, thin lacing. Aroma is fantastic and complex, barrel, whisky, wood, liquor, sherry. Taste is sweet, barrel, wood, sherry, smooth whisky, rock on. Nice heady hit in this sipper, lingering dark fruit, loads of complexity, mellow, smooth, great.

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SVD (1955) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle at home, red brown beer, small to no head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dried fruit, whiskey, wood, vanilla, alcohol. Taste is the same, quite warming, very very nice.

3.9
Scopey (14511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Shared at the CPH penthouse. It pours hazy reddish - brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is rich, warming, dried fruits, plum, date, fig, jammy, fruit compote, candied peel, vanilla and whisky. The taste is smooth, bitter - sweet, juicy, jammy, plum, victoria sponge, fruit compote, raspberry, warming alcohol, tangy, vanilla, toasted coconut, wood and warming whiskey with a smooth, berry finish. Full body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Nice depth of flavour. Tasty.

4.1
Desverger (11122) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle shared Massive thanks to Paul - dark Amber pour with off white head. Sweet malty with notes of caramel and toffee, nice dark fruit shred, sultana, brown sugar, lovely spices into the finish.


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