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


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moebbels (316) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBaboon (1564) - 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?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 2016
Quite unexpected aroma with coffee, truffles and some chocolate. Flavour has alcohol, coffee, truffles, semi-dark chocolate and orange peel. Didn’t expect this to be so high on coffee. Some dark fruits occur after some sips. A positive surprise; high likely to pair fine with truffles or chocolate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thouse (50) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Super yummy. Coffee and chocolate dominate the flavor profile. High alcohol but hidden very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cheap (4057) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Had this at the RB Pgh Halloween Spook-tacular Tasting/Drunkfest fall 2013, nice time at Hornydevil’s place, thanks James & Michelle! This evidently is a rare beer. Big thanks t hart for this beer! Smells like coffee. Easy going and not over the top. Not sure what to think but is this breakfast? I want to drink this before I go off to work. Yes, for a coffee beer thos is really pretty good. Not bad, overall. Hides the alky well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (689) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2013
750ml bottle, with a dark brown pour and lots of lacing. Wonderful aromas of roasted coffee and toffee. Big flavors of milk chocolate along with lots of coffee and caramel. Flavors extend into the finish with some Belgium yeast notes. Very rich and smooth! This beer is fantastic. Great Winter Beer! Hides the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4351) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
This one poured a murky lighter brown cola color with a small off white head. roam was of cola, chocolate, mild roast caramel and dark fruits. Flavor was more on the roasted side, chocolate and caramel for sure but missing the complexity or some of the great belgian strongs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8 (1612) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Aroma of coffee. Pours a clear brown with white head. Tastes like a tootsie roll. Maybe some butterscotch. Thin and effervescent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Planet_Scott (2) - stone mountain, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2013 does not count
Wow. Roasty, toasty, coffee and caramel. Smooth and so very sneaky at 11% ABV. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (174) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Intense coffee aroma and flavor! Great winter beer. Great palate that changes as it warms in your mouth.

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