Formerly brewed at La Trappe Trappist - Abdij O.L.V. Koningshoeven (Bavaria)
In Batch 11 Malbec barrels were used, though a rather large portion of Quadrupel aged on new wood has been added too.
This batch is quite complex. The aroma of the Malbec is very noticable, lots of oak flavours from medium toast, and vanilla and almond from high toast barrels, floral aromas from Acasia and obviously the beer aromas from the quadrupel. Very robust and rich in tannins, which warrants a bit of extra maturation in the bottle to let the complexity increase and the flavour become rounder. While the red wine influence is noticable, the wood has the dominant note.
A must for everyone who likes heavy beer and/or wine with lots of wood flavour and aroma.
55% Used Malbec barrels
20% New French oak, medium toast
20% New French oak, high toast
5% Acacia wood