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


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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (2739) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14383) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (5069) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11588) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7290) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle at the hotel. Pours brown, nose is chocolatey toffee, fruity, taste is dry toffee, chocolate, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeatyPete (584) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2015
Barista Chocolate Quad version. Dark brown color and immediately disappearing head. Aroma of chocolate and mocha. Taste of chocolate, coffee, mocha, toffee and caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patdelichte (76) - - AUG 12, 2015
Wat een bijzonder bier! Perfecte balans tussen de smaken chocolade, koffie en caramel. Ruikt naar koffie en heeft overheersende nasmaak van caramel. Echt verschrikkelijk lekker maar vooral bijzonder. Lekkere zacht met licht bittere nasmaak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThreeCats (692) - ISRAEL - AUG 8, 2015
Barista Chocolate Quad. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast and coffee, chocolate, burnt toffee and vanilla notes. Taste has strong roasty note, lots of dark chocolate, some dark fruit, and bubblegum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (305) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 4, 2015
This is the Barista Chocolate Squad version. Bottle pour. Dark brown with a small tan head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium body. Light bitter and sweet taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markschiedon (398) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
Drinking from a 33cl bottle with label Barista Chocolate Quad. In the aroma coffee, alcohol, metal, dark chocolate. The clear, red brown beer has a medium brown head. In the taste alcohol, grapes, coffee liqueur, liquorice. Medium carbonated.

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