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

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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kasteel Winter is a unique departure from the standard Christmas ales known for their potpourri of cinnamon and clove. In fact, it stands alone as one of the most decadent and elegant Quadruples of Belgium in its own right. This 11% ABV beer pours a Chestnut brown with an off-white head. The nose is rich, with a warming scent of Coffee, Toffee, and Dried Fruits. The mouthfeel is rich and sweet like that of melted candy. The key ingredients to this delicacy is Belgian Chocolate and Coffee...noteworthy phrases in any brewers handbook. All of these elements come together to provide an after taste reminiscent of a tootsie roll.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (3203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2016
33 cl bottle as "Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad ". Poured in to a Trappist glass. Dark amber colour with a thin, lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with caramel, chocolate, coffee and a fruity-yeasty note. Light alcohol dense notes. Taste is sweet. Full body with a creamy texture and a lively carbonation. Finishes sweet with caramel, chocolate, dark dried fruits and coffee. Rather rich on the chocolate powder and coffee. Sweet as a dessert.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2016
not too bad, loads of belgium dry bitter chocolate on a dense nutty heavy quad. The quad tastes authentic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tnkw01 (1706) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. What a wonderful chocolate delight. Dark chocolate brown. Nice head. Aromas and taste of a wonderful chocolate trip that Willy Wonka would be proud of. Loved it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2016
This is a very good quad. Itís not often that a quad is defined by coffee and chocolate characteristics, but this is a surprisingly good find. Tried with Jess during Omaha beer week with Jess in 2016.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jflopsu (1148) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Pours a dark brown with thick tan head. Has a fruit malt and light coffee and chocolate aroma. A strong coffee taste with chocolate, fruit malts, and caramel. A sweet fruit and dry malt aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (815) - Elche, SPAIN - MAR 5, 2016
Drank it as Barista Chocolate Quad. Pours a dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma has cocoa, dark fruits, licorice and caramel. taste follows the aroma, riped fruits, dark chocolate, slightly coffee, caramel, toffee and licorice, with a sweet chocolaty aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trilobiteruss (2) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2016 does not count
Nicely sweet Quad with rich toffee, chocolate and coffee notes. I love coffee and Belgian Chocolate in this Quad makes for a tasty Belgian brew. Like others mine is the alias for the Barista Chocolate Quad. A great find for my sampling!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fuzzcro (207) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Quite enjoyable! My bottle was actually labeled as Barista Chocolate Quad...which is considered an alias label. Nonetheless Iím glad I got it! It is a sweet quad with a bit of chocolate and coffee flavor which makes my tongue happy! Rich dark color with...moderate carbonation that quickly disapates and creates some nice lacing. 11% ABV well concealed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (1558) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle. A- Coffee, cocoa, malty. A- Dark mahogany color, clear liquid, white head. T- Coffee, cocoa, dark fruits. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Quite complex with coffee and dark fruits. Lots going on.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (5854) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle: (As Barista Chocolate Quad) Clear, deep brown with a quick, thin head. Coffee, caramel, dark dried fruit aroma. Taste is Tootsie-Roll....just as claimed. Rich, dark chocolate, toffee, sweet coffee malt. Not boozy at all....Drinks frighteningly easy for the ABV... Excellent stuff.


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