Maakun (1263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at de Paas as Chocolate quad. Very dark brown with small beige head. Coffee candies (Haagse hopjes), coffee liquor, brown sugar, instant coffee, pasted malts, alcohol. Very sugary with coffee bitter finish. Not bad, but it’s not really beer. Meh.
Ulysse (282) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2015
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 Strong coffee aroma. Tastes like spirit made of coffee liquorice. It?s more like a cocktail than a beer.
Update: Tried to drink a bottle of this. Struggled one hour to get a third down. Eventually poured the rest down the loo. Felt like poison for my body.
florent.janssens (198) - - FEB 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bière à l’arôme et au goût de liqueur de café. Crémeuse. Les 11% d’alcool sont bien masqué. Très originale
GSAP (558) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
After eight chocolade die intreedt na paar seconden. Een beetje is ok, maar dit is ronduit goor. 11% alcohol, doet ook denken aan koffie met whiskey. Aroma van koffie en cacao. Zelfde elementen in smaak, maar te licht op een manier. Donkerbruin. Tap @ de Klep Venlo.
bhensonb (12136) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Healthy Spirits. Pours with a slight beige head. Aroma is very coffee. Med body. Flavor is light treacle, coffee and low quality chocolate. Otherwise a damn nice drink. Highly recommended as a sipper.
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head and a coffee and treacle aroma. There is a complex dark malt flavor that includes coffee, chocolate and spices.
kermis (6568) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at De Paas. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Big cocoa and dark chocolate hit to the aroma up front with strong Belgian ale dark fruits, yeast, caramel, dried fruits and sweet malts coming up the slightly boozy rear. Flavour is heavy sweet with that massive sticky sweet thick cocoa palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. A decent winter warmer but wouldn’t want more than one glass in a sitting.
bonkiedeaap (400) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel. The beer has a dark ruby red color and a fast disappearing cream colored head. The aroma is fruity with tones of dried fruits. Further a bitterness is noticable with tones of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel and candice. The taste is full and sweet, with tones of caramel and some dark and dried fruits, to change into a light bitterness with tones of cacao, coffee and dark chocolate. The finish is full and with warming alcohol. Lovely and nice winter beer, completely different from the other Kasteel beers. I loved it.
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
18th January 2014
Almost opaque dark brown beer, small bubbly tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Sweet malts, light floralness. Toffee streak and something vaguely like cheap chocolate. Little spice. Light semi dry finish brings mild marmite. Lots of flavour here but I could not drink much of this, gets chewy.
FireGlider (174) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, medium head, brown/red color. Strong aroma of coffee and strong alcohol taste.