RevBFG (67) - - JUN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
PauloAG (193) - BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Bov (10370) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier - pours a clear brodeaux-brown beer with a moderate head retention; strong aroma of mocha, figs and toasted malts; full-bodied and solidly sweet, a fair carbonation, residual sugars in a long coffeish finish with more notes of dried fruits and caramel
Iznogud (1434) - CROATIA - JUN 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Magic Beer Room, Zagreb. Pours brown with beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate, lots almonds and nuts, some coffee, spices. Bit like a cake and on verge of being artificial. Full bodied and quite complex. Liked it, a good combination.
Vells (953) - Riga, LATVIA - JUN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite a treat. Wouldnt describe as best quality Belgian strong, but it conquers my heart and taste buds with its diversity. Quite close to Mikkellers desert breakfast coffee qualities, thx to my colleague - tiramisu, some interesting well implemented spices,
dried fruits, light yeasty, caramel, dark choco. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness. Highly enjoyable, well balanced, but would like even more full bodied
Melnis (299) - LATVIA - JUN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2015 Well this one is different, scaling of the classic charts. Aroma is is typical Italian coffee and vanilla tiramisu mix. Taste is tobacco water with Italian coffee.
deanso (6481) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from wines and more, shares.
Thin creamy tan head. Coffee aroma. Clear black pour
. Pretty decent.
immi (2) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2015 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Barista Chocolate - a lovely smell of chocolate coffee and a beautiful dark brown/red colour which fits its name.
The taste gets ruined after a short and harsh fizz on the tongue which makes your tongue feel like you’ve eaten to much pineapple... After that experience you get a slight aftertaste of a coffee / caramel liquor.
tricksta_p (1860) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As "Barista Chocolate Quad". Aroma of malt, caramel, mocha, coffee, milk chocolate, hopjesvla, sweet dried fruits, candy, some spices. Flavour is sweet with a light bittersweet finish. Too sweet for my taste, but I enjoyed the aroma. Not bad for a Kasteel beer.
TheCametron (2087) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Beergeek. Pours deep Brownish Amber with a cream coloured head. Theres an artificial powdery chocolate vibe which becomes quite a chore. Boozy, toffee and coffee. A bit disorganised.