La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
4.85/5 rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A - A big fat four finger head looks creamy and khaki with slight reddish cast. The head recedes a bit, but stays pretty thick, and leaves big solid sheets of creamy lace on the glass. The cloudy brew is russet brown with some purple in there too. The head stays at a fat finger for quite a while....nice retention!
S - I could smell this from the second I popped the top....it's quite pungent. I smell creamy sugary candy, Laffy-Taffy, chewy caramel filling-yankers, and Bit-O-Honey. Lots of fruit too: banana (banana Laffy-Taffy), dates, plums, prunes, and apricot baby food. Also vanilla and tawny port are very discernible. This is one complex MoFo!
T - Sweet caramel gooey candy is my first impression. Loads of dark fruit follow the candy sweetness, and eventually the sugars fade into a firm alcohol port flavor. I taste plums and dried apricots mainly, with big purple grapes and some very subdued hay-like hop flavors. This sweet fruity brew is best saved for desert.
M - Full bodied, sugar-coated, with a low level of carbonation and a balancing hop bitterness that helps to kill the sugar. Oily and rich. Very warming with a big boozy finish.
D - This brew screams quite evening by the fire with some chocolate. This is pretty damn complex and very comforting but definitely not a session beer. Enjoy this over the course of an hour after dinner in place of port or scotch. I'm really impressed with this one.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2007 04:49:48 | More by pmcadamis
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4.19/5 rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750 ml. corked bottle. Tasted in a La Trappe glass, pours a small head that fades soon, but leaves a good lace. Smell of earth, barn, dark fruits, caramel, spices, raisins. Full body, sticky and oily. Taste of dark fruits, caramel, spices, raisins, some liquorice, dates. Alcohol is well hidde. Great.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 21:02:27 | More by janubio
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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