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


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
BATCH 7 is blended in June 2011 and is the first batch (of two) that has matured in old whiskey barrels. These barrels come from different whiskey distilleries such as Bowmore, Tamdhu, Strathspey and Laphroaig (Johnstons). The aroma’s of the whiskeys have an obvious impact on the final flavor. This flavor is remarkable and clearly different from those of previous batches. Peat and burnt are more present, while wood and wood tannins are less obvious to spot. But the warming effect of the full, robust flavor the whiskey barrels passed on to our already beautiful Quadrupel, makes this batch maybe even the most tasty brewed to date.

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JefVerstraete (3876) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2017
Bottle as a gift. Chestnut brown colour, no head. Very soft carbonation (blame it on the plastic cork?). Nose of plums, caramel, brown sugar, smoke, and a light note of vinegar. Taste is sweet, smokey, tart and oxidized. Mmh, Although I like beers with peat this one isn't very well balanced. I drank other batches from Oak Aged that were even older and were much more balanced.

TomHendriksen (1123) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2017
Fles gekocht bij het proeflokaal van La Trappe, iets meer als zes jaar naar aankoop geprobeerd. Het is een donker roodbruin bier, het heeft geen koolzuur en/of schuim meer. De geur is rokerig en whisky achtig. De smaak is plat (vanwege het ontbreken van het koolzuur) rokerig en een vleugje whisky. De eerste in deze reeks welke ik niet aan kan bevelen vanwege de rooksmaak en geur, jammer.

Erzengel (10018) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2016
Smooth mild round beginning. The whisky and the wood is in the background. Caramel, nice wood and whisky. Great combination, very nice and round, refreshing and very mild. Nice! Very nice!

Beerhunter111 (23978) - Beerland, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
375ml bottle. Trübes orange braunes Bier. Geruch rauchig, nussig, torfig, dunkles malz. Geschmack rauchig, Tabak, torfig, dunkle reife Früchte, leider keine Karbonisation.

Zlotta (4392) - Hagen, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2016 Sampled from 0.375 l bottle. Hazy, dark reddish brown with some beige bubbles on top. Slightly sweetish, rather peaty aroma of peat, ash, iodone and some caramel. Sweetish-malty, quite peaty taste of caramel, ash, iodine, raisins and prunes, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, rather peaty and a bit warming finish. Medium body, a bit watery mouthfeel, flat. Quite tasty, but the lack of carbonation makes it hard to drink.

Koelschtrinker (22726) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
Rauchig malziger Beginn. Wässrig herb, geringe Bitterkeit, mild würzig. Karamellig würzig, wässrig würzig, laff. 10/9/8/8/9/8

Countbeer (6589) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: No head, just some bubbles. Hardly any carbo... Dark ruby brown ish body... Aromas of prunes, light cognac, wood, light light alcohol, light light whiskey., light caramel, light earthy and dried leaves.. Flavours of light toast, peat, iodone, light earthy, prunes, some dried leaves, light bitter, bandage, tobacco... Aftertaste is a mix of bitter with prunes, peat, toast, iodine and earthy tobacco... No carbo, lightly thicker than watery mouthfeel, bit more than medium bodied. Guess the plastic cork destroys these beers...

tderoeck (11110) - 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: VI/2011 (2015-1759)

Note: after hoarding the oldest of these beers for over 5 years, I decided to crack down on them, before they disintegrate.
Clear red brown beer, no head. Aroma: lots of peat, caramel, sweet malts, dried fruits, milk chocolate, bit spicy. MF: no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very peated, leathery, bit sourish, fruity touch, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: peat, some alcohol, leathery touch, more peat, cocoa powder.

Wixie (717) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2016
Clear red-brown liquid. No head. Aroma of peat. Medium body, no carbonation. Taste of peat, bitter and sweet.

Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2015
(Bottle labeled as batch: K03E11) After wrestling the cork out, the first thing I notice about this is that it appears to be almost still. The aroma has notes of red wine, tannins, peat, and alcohol. Pours a clear dark ruby, with no head, and very little visible carbonation. Very complex flavor, with peat coming through initially, with some burnt notes as well. There’s still quite a bit of sweetness in this, which helps to mask the alcohol a bit. The booze still comes through with some warming notes in the finish. Slippery mouthfeel, and completely still. There’s no carbonation at all, which would really help this beer out. Overall, with this bottle, I don’t think it was worth the price. I’d like to try this again at some point, hopefully with carbonation.

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