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

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
esox (1027) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Botteld. Dark amber/brown beer, creamy thinnish head. Creamy ice coffee aroma with milk chocolatey and slight berryish yeast notes. A touch of alcohol. Surprisingly dry taste with dark caramel and fudge. Finishes berryish, milk chocolatey and slightly alcoholic. Medium body, sligtly sugary, medium carbonation. Not my thing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dermi (625) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
33 cl, bottled. Shared. Pours dark ruby with a beige head. Aroma: Coffee, syrupy notes. Taste: Pleasant bitterness, mildly sweet. Sour component. Traces of salt. Toffee. Palate: Medium body. Winey characters. Well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (976) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Great aroma reminds me of special coffee: lots coffee beans, cacao, licorice. Black beer with no head. Taste and palate are not up to aroma’s standard; medium body, sweet with lots alcohol, same elements as aroma has. Worth tasting for aroma alone.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (786) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
bottle 33cl @ home. pours clear dark reddish brown. coffee, mocha, nuts aroma. malty, nutty, flavor

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (194) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2013
absolutely shocked at what I thought it was as opposed to what it is. aroma smells of mocha? flavor is of fresh roasted coffee beans, chocolate and some faint hint of spice that I cant tell what it is. alchohol is present and balanced with the flavor. this is so nice. not what I expected in a Belgium strong ale but im not complaining

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (1923) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
171113. Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with a nice head. Aroma coffee, chocolate, malts. Malty taste. Not Bad.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (2149) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
0,33l bottle from Alko. Pours very dark red with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee beans, chocolate and alcohol. Surprisingly good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2358) - FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle 33 cl, BBE 09/2016. Pours clear brown in color with a frothy tan head. Espresso, mocha and slightly burnt cocoa beans in aroma. Some coffee liqour is present as well Nice. Coffee liqour mostly in taste, some bitter chocolate notes too. Decent, quite strongly by coffee influenced brew. Longlasting coffee liqour in aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moebbels (288) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Pours almost pitch black with a thin layer of lasting off-white foam. Nose is dominated by dark chokolate that is accompanied by some coffee, vanilla and orange. Taste is quite bitter and roasty with a nice and long dry finish. Carbonation is soft and the palate extremely rich and creamy. The alcohol gives this a nice warmth. This is an excellent warmer for the winter months.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBaboon (1533) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Kasteel Winter kaatuu klasiin tumman ruskeana muodostaen vain vähän vaalean beigeä vaahtoa. Tuoksu on voimakkaan suklainen ja kahvinen. Tämähän lemuaa kuin joku konvehti tai kahvilikööri. Maku on sentään miedompi. Siinä on kuitenkin pääasiallisesti samat elementit pinnalla. Hieman makea ja alkoinen myös. Keskihiilihappoinen ja melko tuhti olut, muttei suutuntumaltaankaan räjäytä pottia. Hieman munaton ja halvan keinotekoinen kyhäelmä. Etenkin tuoksun osalta. Mitä lie kahvia tämän tuoksun pitäisi muistuttaa?


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