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

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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39608) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
33 cl bottle as Barista Chocolate Quad. Pours clear and golden amber to brown with a dmall tan head. Aroma is caramelish and toffee. Vanilla, caramelish, toasted and mild citric fruity. Toasted and lingering fruity. Toasted malty and caramelish finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesie1857 (1914) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2016
330ml bottle from Saveur Biére as Barista Chocolate Quad - Murky black brown body, off white head, didn’t last long. Nose lush chocolate coffee. Thick rolling creamy chocolate taste, full body. Spicy on the way out. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Draft at Sharp edge. Aroma of cocoa, hazelnut. Taste of Belgium yeast, raisin, candy sugar, slight cocoa. Very complex. Average carbonation. Medium light body. Some warming alcohol. Nice beer. Very nice:) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2016
33 cl. bottle at home. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Pitch black body. Lovely creamy and smooth coffee cocoa aroma. Sweet but pleasant cocoa coffee caramel flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long sweet finish. Well balanced with an alcohol level that is nicely hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McTapps (6396) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle. The beer has got a deep dark brown-blackish colour with a steady head and smooth body. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste of chocolate, coffee beans, cake, biscuits and woods. Intense and deep finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickel (955) - - MAY 26, 2016
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, spices, caramel Taste: sweet taste of chocolate, bitter roasted malt and coffee. Interesting spicy finish

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (518) - Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Brilliant aroma of high end coffee and expensive chocolate. One of the best aromas in recent memory. Appearance is also an easy 5. Shiny black color with a small ring of off white foam. The taste is slightly bitter chocolate with good coffee roast in the background. Both of these meld for a memorable aftertaste. Crazy drinkable for 11%. The palate is a bit thin but that just adds to the drink ability. Raise the rating on this bad boy. It's a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (274) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Aroma is a little sweet, bit of chocolate? Clear brown color with a beige head that fades quickly. Little lacing. Nice chocolate flavor, bit of the Belgian flavors. Alcohol evident in aftertaste. Overall a pretty nice beer. Almost seems like flavors could be blended a little better?

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ritzn (199) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
Dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is coffee, licorice, dark chocolate. Not much else. Taste is very sweet and bitter. Creamy with medium dry finish. Overall not so good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (6602) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle, as Barista Choc Quad. Dark brown, creamy brown head. Milk chocolate coffee praline aroma. Spicy praline and cookie mix, nuts coffee and chocolate, on the sweet side, candyish, licorice retronasal. Medium light body. Sweet sweet sweet.


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