La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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4.03/5 rDev -6.3%
A - Pours a dirty , muddy brown colour with one fingered head that retains fairly well
S - Bourbon whisky, dark fruits, plums, raisins, sweet malts with vanilla
T - Similiar in taste with loads of dark fruit, bourbon, but more oak, charred, earthy flavours including a sweet caramel, toffee and banana.
M - Medium carbonation and medium bodied
O - Wow! The aromas are amazing an it is a great quad that can be sipped slowly with delight. Love it and highly recommend. Enjoy!
10-26-2013 11:28:58 | More by PolarBear3
4.53/5 rDev +5.3%
375ml bottle into a goblet. Batch #12
Pours a hazy dark brown with just a thin, wispy head. Some ok lacing but nothing really special.
Bourbon is quite prominant in the aroma and this makes since as 91% of this batch was aged in bourbon barrels. The vanilla and smoke is complimented by raisin and plum along with a very pleasant yeasty note. It is very reminiscent of pipe tobacco. Quite Nice.
Loads of bourbon on the taste but it is somewhat muted. This, of course, contributes lots of vanilla and char notes along with a touch of caramel. Dark fruits permeate underneath with raisin and plum. Sweetness is held in check with just a light stickiness washing over the tongue. Light bitterness as well.
Overall, this is an awesome beer. The quad/bourbon combination is interesting and works quite well here. I am very interested to try some of the other barrel blends as they sound very interesting. While this beer is a bit on the pricey side, it is well worth the occassional splurge.
10-07-2013 02:22:00 | More by rangerred
2.68/5 rDev -37.7%
This was batch 9. Poured into a snifter. Heavy pour no head to speak of. Poured at 52 degrees
into a clean glass. I was alarmed at the pour. I had stored it in on my cellar floor in the dark, temp about 60 degrees should not have been a problem, others have done fine. Must have been the retail store or in shipping that made it go bad. Look stayed cloudy but no floaties.
It smelled ok, not spoiled but too much alcohol.
It had sour note with fruitiness. I don't care to go in-depth. Very disappointed because I had a batch 11 and it was very good. I rated it 4.5.
Mouth was flat. Unappealing.
Overall, I was very let down. Not often I get a bad beer. $15.99 down the drain, although I did drink it. Just suffered through it because I could not pour it out.
08-20-2013 14:32:19 | More by DMarlinJ
La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
95 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.