La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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4/5 rDev -7%
Thanks to Skuter for sharing this one at his tasting.
Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Tiny chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, candied fruit, tawny port, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with toffee, candied fruit, tawny port, and slight cardboard flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with fantastic smells and tasty but slightly oxidized flavors.
07-16-2014 05:26:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.31/5 rDev +0.2%
Batch 12 - 91% Bourbon Barrels - 9% Cognac Barrels
A - Murky maple syrup color with floating yeasties. Very little tan head.
S - Sweet with dark fruits, figs & raisins, oak, brown sugar, spicy alcohol, light cognac notes.
T - Sweet malt with ripe dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, spicy alcohol. Cognac is more noticeable than aroma with light bourbon notes. Very sweet and boozy but it plays well together.
M - Full body with low carbonation. Slightly sticky and syrupy.
D - A bit boozy but I like it. The cognac adds a nice touch.
07-16-2014 02:08:10 | More by brewcrew76
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
375ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown... according to the bottle this is batch 15 which was aged in Oloroso sherry barrels
Poured a mahogany red colour with lots of yeasty haziness. Creamy head poured loose and frothy and faded almost instantly to wispy covering... no real lacing to speak about...
Lots going on in the aroma... lots of rich oaky boozy notes mixed with sweet nuttiness - hints of almond and pistachio, toffee and treacle, very woody, musty, some overripe (rotten ?) fruits - apples and bananas, grainy malts, toasted (burnt) raisin bread, light smokiness, some chocolate, butterscotch...
Taste - Strong warming boozy soaked ripe fruits mixed with lots of spicy Belgian yeastiness, bready, very woody, musty, toasted nuts, vanilla, very light toffee sweetness, sweet treacle, some vegetal traces, anise - hint of cough medicine, burnt butter...
M&D - Fairly smooth and creamy... medium bodied... A little boozy to be very drinkable - this one is a real sipper
Overall - An excellent example of an oak aged brew... highly recommended although not sure if its worth the £10 or so i paid for it...
06-09-2014 15:05:12 | More by mdagnew
La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
95 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.