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

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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7755) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle as Barristo Chocolate Quad. It pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Mainly coffee and chocolate notes in the aroma with sweet malty and light yeasty side notes. Sweet dark chocolate and coffee in the flavor with some malty candy notes. Light yeast. Light berries. Really tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fules (648) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2016
Pici, tömör és gyorsan elillanó habocska. Sötétbarna, vöröses árnyalatú. Illata erős kávéillat, gyümölcsös, alkoholos mellékzöngékkel. Intenzív kávés ízvilág, a maga kesernyés, kissé savanykás vonásaival, gyümölcsös mellékízzel. Iszonyúan jó, nagyon finom, szenzációs sör! Rendkívül testes. Hosszú utóízét is a pörkölt jelleg uralja, jelzés értékű édes, és savanyú érzettel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle as Barista Chocolate Quad. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy coffee chocolate aroma. Slightly roasted malty chocolate coffee and vanilla flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy chocolate and coffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (3197) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2016
Labeled as Barista Chocolate Quad. Roasty dark cocoa aroma. Really nuce. Taste has the rich dried fruit malt elements of a typical quad with a nice cocoa element , too. Very nuce. Bottle in Santiago .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2016
nice sweet chocolate aroma,dark brown, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8333) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2016
Brown coloured and clear. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Complex, chocolate, butterscotch, roasted coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2770) - ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle as Barista Chocolate Quad. Brown beer, small pale tan head. Nose is sweet, cocoa dust, dried fruit notes mixed with coffee, roast, alcohol warmth, spicy notes. Flavor is sweet, coffee notes with more cocoa dust, some milk chocolate. Finish is warm, not exactly boozy, but warm; vanilla notes, roast, sweet notes. Not getting the "barista" angle on this, but the "chocolate quad" makes sense, cocoa dust sweetness is pretty nice.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
digopossobon (379) - MACAE, BRAZIL - JUL 16, 2016
A: Muito chocolate. Muito café. Evidente torra. Gostoso. Intenso. A: Creme castanho de curta duraçăo. Liquido castanho escuro, quase negro. Opaco. Efervescente. T: Doce e ácido. Surpreendente. Final azedo. Muito bom. Álcool marcado.Um pouco de baunilha. P: Muito cremosa. Bem densa. Boa carbonataçăo. Final longo. O: Cerveja bem intensa. Boa pedida para o inverno, para carnes fortes, picantes e doces de frutas vermelhas e/ou chocolates.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3568) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle pours brown with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate and spices. Taste is chocolate, cinnamon and coffee.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
heavy (2663) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 14, 2016
Apr. ’16. A 0.33 l bottle, as Barista Chocolate Stout. It poured a clear brown with almost no head. Sweet aroma, cocoa, sugar, tobacco. Flavor was sweet, a bit too much. Had some fine chocolate notes though. Sugary, caramel, spicy with cinnamon. Also sour, which was even more notable in the finish, too, where it was also quite alcoholic besides sticky caramel and sugary sweetness. Quite a weird beer, but I didn’t like it anyhow. Even if I think I got the bad batch, it was still way too sweet.


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