tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
22/XII/15 - 37.5cl bottle from Geers, Hopduvel or the monastery shop @ Tim’s Amazing La Trappe Oak Aged Series Batch 2 Through 13 Tasting - BB: n/a, blended: 25/I/2011 (2015-1757) deanso (10101) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUL 25, 2011
Note: after hoarding the oldest of these beers for over 5 years, I decided to crack down on them, before they disintegrate.
Clear reddish brown beer, almost no head, some big irregular beige bubbles. Aroma: lots of vanilla, bit oxidized, fruity touch. MF: soft to no carbon, medium body. Taste: very oxidized, spicy, some cinnamon, little sweet, some nutmeg. Aftertaste: sweet, caramel, some chocolate, oxidized, bit dusty, banana, bit sugary.
15cl on tap at the beer temple.
Thin white head. Amber pour. Complex aftertaste. Yummy JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2011
Part of a comparative tasting of batches #4 and #5. Very thick, yellow-creamcoloured head, over fully hazy red-brown beer. More demure nose than the #4, but same ingredients: cocos, bit of vanilla, sweet/quite alcoholic. Little, nice, sourishness, on top of fruit, alcohol and milkchocolate. More balanced than the more severe #4, but maybe a tiny tad less complex. Thick bodied & creamy, alcoholwarming, slick. The #5 batch is very balanced, thanks a.o. to the slight, fruity acidity, but it would benefit from the incense aroma the #4 sports. jmgreenuk (9978) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 3, 2014
Tap at the Brouwcafe, Scheveningen. Poured a dark amber with a thin white broken head. The aroma is caramel, vinous oak. The flavour is moderate sweet light bitter with a smooth creamy toffee caramel vinous palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. A super beer. One of the best La Trappe Quads I’ve had. Erzengel (9464) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2016
Mild woody, red fruits and plums. Sweetish hints, not too deep. Wood, round, fruity and malt. Nice but not the best batch due to a bit too less depth. The white wine is (sadly) not there for me.
The_Osprey (9120) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle share at Leighton’s, thanks to Paul. Four years old at this stage. Murky dirty brown, very little head, no lacing. Aroma is strawberry jam, some harsh chemical / alcohol, touch of sherry, grape juice. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sherry, sweet toffee, some alcohol coming through, no real bitterness. Doesn’t have the aggressive woodiness that I like in the new vintages, and has gone a bit ’gloopy’ with age. Still, a nice sipper. Hansen (8615) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2012
Colour is brown, unclear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is white port, vanilla, alcohol, sweet. Flavor is sweet, coco, vanilla, more port-wine, light acid, almost no bitternss. Soft. Warming alcohol. Geokkjer (7647) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle@TFODRBSG11.Pours cloudy brown with a small off-white head.Aroma of oaky vanilla, malt, yeast and caramel with some subtle wine notes.Flavor is sweet and malty with some warming alcohol notes and some nice vanilla oak flavors.Medium to full body, soft carbonation.Really nice beer. Borresteijn (7489) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2011
On tap at Beer Temple. Muddy dark amber, off white head. Aroma of oak, raisins, sweet malts, caramel, sweet fruits, alcohol, raspberry candy. Flavour is very sweet, pear, raspberry, raisin, light white wine, malts, loads of alcohol, some woody notes, light bitter finish. Medium bodied. Too sweet and one-dimensional imo.