Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ingelmunster, Belgium


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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Kasteel Winter is a unique departure from the standard Christmas ales known for their potpourri of cinnamon and clove. In fact, it stands alone as one of the most decadent and elegant Quadruples of Belgium in its own right. This 11% ABV beer pours a Chestnut brown with an off-white head. The nose is rich, with a warming scent of Coffee, Toffee, and Dried Fruits. The mouthfeel is rich and sweet like that of melted candy. The key ingredients to this delicacy is Belgian Chocolate and Coffee...noteworthy phrases in any brewers handbook. All of these elements come together to provide an after taste reminiscent of a tootsie roll.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markschiedon (360) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
Drinking from a 33cl bottle with label Barista Chocolate Quad. In the aroma coffee, alcohol, metal, dark chocolate. The clear, red brown beer has a medium brown head. In the taste alcohol, grapes, coffee liqueur, liquorice. Medium carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (8568) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2015
bottle from Bierpost. Dark brown with a dense beige head. Coffee and chocolate in the nose. Sweet malty start, with roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, figs and dates. Complex yet still quite quaffable, despite the strength.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (1100) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Strong chocolate-cappuccino, Belgian pralines.
Appearance: Clear, very dark brown color. Minimal beige head.
Taste: Strong chocolate-cappuccino, medium sweet, later light alcohol.
Palate: Medium-full body. Light chocolate dry, warm finish.
Overall: Wonderfull. Almost intoxicating. Great flavored beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lobs_ols (390) - LATVIA - JUL 18, 2015
Black, medium gray head. Coffee and cocoa aroma with some roastiness. Sweet, medium bodied with dried fruit, coffee and some dark caramel. Finishes a bit bitter and warming. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yiannnos (1095) - , CYPRUS - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Chocolate aroma. Sweet, coffee, chocolate flavour, very enjoyable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdb84 (323) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2015
As Barista Chocolate Quad by Kasteel. Dark brown, quickly vanishing head. Aroma: very strong coffee and mocha aroma, some dark chocolate, vanilla. Deep whiff reveals barley wine, some hairspray notes, some wood notes. Very nice and robust blend. Taste: an equally interesting experience. Starts with deep mocha and vanilla notes. A gentle swelling of the alcohol follows, and the taste moves towards a boozy high that resembles red wine, and which reveals cherry notes as well. Aftertaste is warming, quite boozy, but very tasteful with vanilla and mocha notes. Has degustation written all over it. Great stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TtV (231) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Deep black with a red glow and an off white head. Strange aroma which I never experienced before: it’s probably the chocolate my nose picks up. The taste is full on chocolate, a deep sweetness but also the bitterness of pure chocolate. Aftertaste is dominated too much of the chocolate. Almost no development. Too heavy for my taste...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (8429) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
Tasted as Barista Chocolate Quad Small beige head, fast dwindling over cola-coloured beer. Dry ground coffee nose, Ersatz coffee. Bit of (dried) dark berries. Carbonated sweet coffee, koffiebonenchocolate sweets., sweet spices. Alcoholwarming, well-bodied, feels quite carbonated, even spritzy, despite its placid appearance. De zoveelste kar waar v H opspringt. En alweer ernaast....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RevBFG (69) - - JUN 22, 2015
Discounted bottle from Total Wine. Pours dark brown with very little head and no discernible bubbles. Aroma if baking chocolate. Taste and mouthfeel are reminiscent of chocolate syrup. Very good, but not really winter-y.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PauloAG (217) - BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours dark ruby with tanned head. Espresso, caramel, toffee, cappuccino, late macchiato. Sweet and very easy to drink. Doesn’t feel at all 11% abv. Really nice brew and winter beer.

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