Fin (6666) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - NOV 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle that I picked up from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, 01.10.10 consumed 28.11.10 Pours very, very dark brown in fact it’s nigh on black. There is a large beige head on top, looks great. Aroma is banana, liquorice, vanilla, dark mollasses and a little spice. Very smooth in the mouth with some dark lingering caramel, banana is something I’m getting, silky smooth mouthfeel, utterly gorgeous. There is some warmth from the alcohol but what a great beer. A8 A5 T8 P5 Ov17 4.3
tricksta_p (286) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 edition, date of drinking 15-12-2013. Pours a dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma of sweet dark malt, dark fruits, plum, raisins, some chocolate. On the sweet side, mild finish. Best Kasteel beer I’ve had, proof that they can do it right.
Brandman (1759) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sark brown clear body, offwhite hwad. Aroma has lots of sugary dark fruits and spicy yeasty malt. Lots of minerals. Flavour has also alcohol warmth. Slick mouth feel.
Calisky (186) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - DEC 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Couleur noire, petite mousse beige. Bon nez de cerises noires et caramel.. legerement malté et grillé. Corps et texture moyens, sans trop de carbonation. Gout de caramel grillé, fruits noirs alcoolisés. Fin de bouche assez rapide
Jonb5 (289) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, poured into Kasteel chalice. A: Very dark in colour, opaque, tiny disappearing tanned head, some lacing. S: Tawny port like, plum, booze and fruity esters. T: More bitter than the "Kasteel Donker" mellowed throughout, hints of plum, brown sugar, fudge. Finish dominated by boozy burn. M: Smooth, moderate carbonation, medium to thick body. O: I would say, aside from the bitterness, it was barely distinguishable from the "Donker". If it qualifies as a Quadruple, it doesn’t quite hit the heights others do.
seynie (30) - Tienen, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby brown, almost no head. A lot of body. Some rope berries, a bit of vanilla, alcohol, a bit of acidity but also sweet. Finish dominated by alcohol unfortunately. All in all enjoyable
sorcerer (8) - BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bruin bier met hoog alcoholgehalte,zure nasmaak,wijnachtig gevoel bij het drinken,past perfect in het Kasteelbiergamma
Mothroy (25) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was expecting more from this beer. The head disappeared quite quickly and the flavour was mildly fruity and slightly lactic. I did however, have an "aged" character throughout which made it a bit cloying. Not as good as some of the other Kasteel beers.
SperkeleForce (348) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours brownish amber with small brown lacing head. Notes of spices, caramel, herbs, raisins, Belgium yeast, banana. Nice smooth sweet but not overly sweet taste which hides the alcohol almost like it was not there.
Marko (3724) - Split, CROATIA - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, served in its special glass, at Tituš, Zagreb. Poured a deep brown-amber body with an off white head. Nice malty aroma, banana, caramel, gum, typical Belgian spicy notes, heavy but somehow still fresh, light dust, light alcohol. Earthy malty taste, banana, light herbal bitterness, light grapes, slightly thinner than I expected, ending earthy too, and yet tasty. Best Honsebrouck product that I’ve encountered so far, quite superior to the Donker.
suurjuust (741) - ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, medium creamy tan head. Aroma is marzipan, roasty malt, dried fruit, caramel, spice, alcohol, yeast. Taste is sweet, thick, dryness and roasty bitterness in the finish. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. A nice boozy sipper.