Holmen2 (2643) - NORWAY - FEB 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle labelled Barista Chocolate Quad at Mi2 at Cardinal 15.02.15. Almost ebony. Small, pale brown head. Aroma of freshly roasted coffee. Fine taste of fresh coffee, dak chocolate and real vanilla. Fine aftertaste of dark brittle, roasted barley and vanilla.
tandembrauer (1015) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear dark copper with beige head. Aroma of coffee, cookies, raisins. Tastes sweet, but not overwhelmingly. Dry finish.
unclemike (2835) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. Spicy, warm, welcoming nose. Like a dark brandy chocolates. Slight peppery, roasted, with espresso. Full smooth body. Sweet, without being cloying. Really flavourful, tasty. Like eating boozy xmas chocolates.
KyotoLefty (8858) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As Barista. Bottle from Seijo Ishii. Sour coffee nose, cocoa, berries. Shiny black with red tints, low head. Sweet and creamy, fruity, chocolate, cofee, vanilla. Lots of fuit co es out most, citrus too. Also sweet vanilla. Light coffee. Bitt finish. Interesting.
Nsanders (941) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked and caged 750mL. Deep red brown with a quickly fading bubbly light brown head. Vanilla, brown sugar, belgian yeast, mild bubble gum, clove and wheat bread. Medium sweetness with a light dry finish. Medium body with a smooth but bubbly feel.
beerplace (296) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2016 At Matt’s place. Intensive, quite artificial aroma and taste of coffee desert and grains. Not a good one.
Ferris (10775) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Dark espresso and marzipan. Deep brown with a small white head. Sweet, roast and sasparilla. Not good.
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasting at Matt’s; as Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad
Dark brown color; frothy head. Smells like stale bread, after being in a plastic bag for two days. Sweet with no character, the cheapest chocolate flavor with some cheap coffee. Supermarket smell.
mcberko (12439) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany / dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of cocoa, coffee, some dark fruits and bready malt. Flavour is a mix of cocoa and dark fruits upfront, followed by a bit of coffee. A bit of a boozy burn on the finish, as well as marzipan. In fact, the marzipan becomes more and more prominent as this goes on. Solid stuff.
biirusaikou (2305) - - FEB 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kakuyasu. Bitter chocolate, licorice, raisin, booze, touch of smoked wood, toffee, dark cherries with a port edge, cocoa powder, cake, licorice, cinnamon, a bit thin for the style maybe, long warming finish. Pretty tasty stuff, a decent dark quad with a belgian chocolate character.