GuideDogSaint (841) - Xiamen, CHINA - SEP 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle at Corner Bar, Beijing. Pours dark brown with a thin off white head. Intense coffee and chocolate aroma. Finish not too sweet (compared to the Donkel) very nice.
drmet (371) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
-pours a dark brown with ruby tinges and a small to medium,foamy,beige head
-ice coffee,milk chocolate,mocha,cinnamon,nutty,toffee,vanilla
-medium to full body
-alcohol warming,which is less than expected with an 11%er
This is absolutely incredible.
Perfect fit for christmas
BeerFunGuy (849) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has a beautiful black or rich deep brown color. It has an aroma of coffee and molasses. It tastes of coffee and vanilla. Dont taste the alcohol at all.
BeerViking (3263) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as Kasteel Barista. Red-black with a fast-settling head, cocoa nose, dry and lightly winey with a sweet alcoholic finish.
Ed5388 (2560) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Social 37 (Labeled as Barista Chocolate Quad). Pours a deep brown color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of sweet caramels, rich espresso, earth, and milk chocolate. Taste mimics the nose with a slight alcohol burn in finish. This is delicious!
minutemat (2587) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle as ’Barista Chocolate Quad’ @ Shrewsbury Bottle Share, Aug 15, courtesy of Prince Michael of Appleyards. Did not expect this to be a re-badged Kasteel Winter. Have not tried Kasteel Winter, but I’m still very surprised that a) Kasteel Winter tastes like this beer, and b) it’s been re-branded like this. Anyway, this presents a big, grainy coffee nose with a big mocha taste. Some salted caramel coming through. A might tasty beverage.
Rasmus40 (14270) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Voldby. Clear dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark malts, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 210815
BlackHaddock (4995) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barista labelled bottle: shared at the August 2015 Shrewsbury Beer Exchange meeting. Cheers Mat for this offering. Dark, deep reddy brown body with a small cream coloured head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate and mocha. Taste follows along in the same way: vanilla, chocolate and mocha, they appear to have thrown in some extra coffee and alcohol before stirring. Nice night-cap for the evening.
thewolf (11555) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @Belgianbeerz. Pours almost black with a small, creamy off-white head. Aroma has lots of chocolate, coffee, vinious, light roasted malts, raisins. Medium carbonation, fine dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lovely coffee, chocolate with some astringency, softly vinious, nuts. Cocoa powder finish.
Stuu666 (6779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the hotel. Pours brown, nose is chocolatey toffee, fruity, taste is dry toffee, chocolate, sweet.