The following division applies for Batch 36
Used Cognac barrel
For this edition we only made use of French cognac barriques to age the Quadrupel for more than a year and a half. Cognac is a type of brandy originating from the Charente and Charante-Maritime departments in France. Prepared according to strictly monitored production methods and conditions,
cognac is distilled twice in so called copper “Pot Stills” before ageing in French oak barrels for at least two years. These unique barrels, known as barriques, are traditionally crafted from Limousin or Tronçais oak. To draw out the distinctive aroma and taste of the cognac, 100 per cent cognac Limousin barriques were used for this batch.
Batch 36 presents with a subtly pearled fine foam. Its dark colour makes it a significantly darker ale than the regular Quadrupel.
Highly subtle and refined cognac notes can be detected in the aroma, characterized by grapes, dried fruits, almond and nutmeg.
The taste can be described as warm and velvety smooth. The level of bitterness is lower than of the regular Quadrupel, also it is pushed to the background. The undertone of the ale is pleasantly sweet, partially due to the high alcohol content, which nears 12 per cent. Malty caramel and estery notes can be detected in the aftertaste, combined with oak and of course the cognac.
This Quadrupel Oak aged is unique in many ways.
Batch 36 was blended in August 2019. Show Less