laiti (5508) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
thouse (50) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Super yummy. Coffee and chocolate dominate the flavor profile. High alcohol but hidden very well.
cheap (3966) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
beerbastard (673) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Beerman6686 (4188) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
artmcd8 (1515) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of coffee. Pours a clear brown with white head. Tastes like a tootsie roll. Maybe some butterscotch. Thin and effervescent.
Planet_Scott (2) - stone mountain, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Roasty, toasty, coffee and caramel. Smooth and so very sneaky at 11% ABV.
tdoyledesign (172) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intense coffee aroma and flavor! Great winter beer. Great palate that changes as it warms in your mouth.
tgncc (2749) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting brew. Coffee dominates. The aroma is coffee, caramel. The appearance is opaque red/brown, off white head. The flavor is coffee, caramel, brown sugar. The finish is roasted coffee, pine needles. Medium in body. Quite good.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I originally rated this as Kasteel Donker but am moving my rating as the beer was definitely listed as Kasteel Winter when I had it on draft at BXL East in December 2012. Pours clear dark reddish brown with a thin off white head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, coffee and dark fruits with some spice notes. Great beer for cold winter afternoon with a great warming quality from the high ABV.