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

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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1462) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 6, 2016
butelka (Barista Chocolate Quad), warka do 06/2020. jasna, niebrzydka niebardzowysoka piana na cocacolowym piwie. ;) aromat... wow! pralinki, kawa jakas zakrecona, czekolada w roznych wydaniach, kakao, przyprawowosc, wanilia, ciemne owoce suszone, banany... i kurcze skads znam ta charakterystyczna nute czegos ze slodyczy, unikalnego dla piwa (pierwszy chyba raz ja czuje w piwie?) i trafia mnie, ze nie moge skojarzyc co to... cos mysle o jakichs anyzkowo-lukrecjowych cuksach, ale to tez nie do konca to... fok :/ trudno. smak.. niby powtorka aromatow, i fajne posmaki i w ogole, ale... to piwo ma malo ciala. co jest zaskoczeniem wrecz przy taaaakim aromacie. srednie wysycenie. alko super ukryte. Bardzo ciekawe piwo, super pachnace, bardzo fajnie smakujace, i rozczarowywujace brakiem ciala. zeby chociaz lepkie bylo czy cus... niemniej klasa, rowniez, za swego radzaju unikalnosc, innosc.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
psilosophy (641) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - MAY 4, 2016
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur brune, mousse moyenne de tenue assez faible. D’ avantage que les arômes de chocolat, qui sont toutefois présents, c ’est ici le café qui prédomine, avec l’ étrange mais pas désagréable impression de boire un cocktail de bière et de kalhua (liqueur de café), pointes caramélisées, cappuccino. La carbonnation est correcte mais j’ aurais souhaité quelque chose d’ un peu plus crêmeux en bouche. Trouvée à la brasserie Delneste - Froidmont

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8234) - Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2016
Draft at Yard House. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma has nice coffee with sweet caramel and cream. The flavor has coffee, caramel, mild Belgian yeast character, chocolate, I actually enjoyed this quite a bit, good company helps, but kind of surprised to catch this at Yard House Cincy.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
honest_silu (68) - Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA - APR 27, 2016
This barista brew have deep flavours like coffee and Patchi candy I buy for spl occasion.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomer (2733) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 26, 2016
At a tasting, thanks, as "Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad", smallish bubbly head, deep brown color with some floaties, aroma of roasted coffee toasted bread and mocha, coffee and chocolate flavor, much too sweet and heavy. Drinkable but not too exciting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (2387) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 25, 2016
Clear, dark brown. Small offwhite head. Aroma has cocoa powder, milk chocolate, yeast, light coffee notes and hints of dried fruit. Similar flavour, seems more balanced than the aroma but still somewhat cloying. A good deal of alcohol warmth as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (906) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 23, 2016
Brune très foncée, presque noire, petit collet persistant. Aromes super puissant sur le cacao, fondant chocolat, café, caramel, liqueur. Contrairement au nez chocolat, les saveurs sont plus portées sur le café. Bien sèche en finale comme sur du chocolat 95% Alcool bien présent sur la longueur

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle. Fresh brewed coffee, chocolate malt, and light hay aroma. Dark brown with small head. Moderately sweet latte, chocolate malt, and mildly bitter hay/quinine flavor. Decent body. Too bad the taste didn’t match the aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JLuis23 (2) - Cáceres, SPAIN - APR 22, 2016 does not count
Cuerpo medio, cremosa, carbonatación moderada,,,Olor y sabor a café con notas de chocolate y caramelo. Me recuerda al licor de café. Buena cerveza.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (5297) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 20, 2016
(bottle) clear deep ruby colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of butterscotch and espresso, with lots of roasted malts, vanilla icing, brown sugar and crème brûlée. flavour is cheap cappuccino flavourings and brown sugar, with a hint of cocoa powder, some more butterscotch, ethanol and a semi-dry finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.


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