radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
as "Kasteel Bier Bruin - Brune", Bottled 06/2006. Drank today. Extremely sweet beer, with a heavy alcohol flavor. Overall it isn’t bad, but extremely sweet, as it warms it becomes more difficult to drink (at least for me).
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chef Paul’s. 11.2 oz bottle. Aroma of cherries and almonds, muddy brown color. First taste was overwhelming of sweetness and alcohol, gotta sip this thing to let the flavors come through. Very very sweet, wow. Did I mention the alcohol? Flavor and consistency was like a port. Some licorice. Heavy, boozy, sweet. Quite unique.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/8/05 330ml. Belgianshop. Dark brown with no head. Sweet caramel, stale aroma with alcohol noted. Malty sweet with a slight sharp yeasty taste. Too sweet by the end.
thomat (3420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2010 Dark, redish brown with a tiny white head. Sweet with malty tones. Malt, fruit and alcohol. Full body with a sweet finish.
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - SEP 10, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2010 Rerated after a trip to Kulminator where they had Kaseel Cuvee on tap. Original rating 4.3. Almost black with a brown head. Aroma is spicy with eu hops and loads of dark fruits, figs and dades along with some strong porty notes. Flavor is smooth with sweet balanced fruity notes, cane suger and port like alchohol. Awsome
<Thanks to Beerbiker>
Served abit too cold, but took my time to warm it up, which changed the beer dramaticly. Fizzy carbonation and leads to a huge brown collapsing head. Aroma is sweet like brown sugar, full of dark fruit esters and a very intense vinouse nose. Flavor was lovely vinouse also, with a very wellbalanced warming alchohol, and a nice fruity mouth aroma. Nice.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark brown into the glass. Very minimal head. Smelled sweet of candi sugar, dark fruit and caramel. Taste was much the same, sweet and rich, some biscuit and bready notes, no hop presence. Nice big beer here, little bit sweet, but good for one glass.
FatPhil (14128) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2010 330ml bottle.
Dark brown, little head. First spike of the aroma was tomatoes, sweet zingy tomatoes. Plenty of brown maltiness too though. First taste on the palate is exceptionally sweet, sugary sweet, and upon swallowing the first vapours to fill the mouth and nose are those of alcohol. The malt is drowned by those two aspects. Fairly pleasant though, and not a harsh 11% beer at all.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Hell Hunt, Tallinn) Oct 2010
Wow! I was 100% spot on first time round. Aroma not tomatoey this time, more malty, but still aggressively sweet. I was so impressed by my revisit to the rouges the other day (now a go-to beer) that I thought this was worth revisitting in case I’d been too stingy. I hadn’t.
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 bottle shared by thedm and hotstuff - Pours dark amber with a thin head. It smells of alcohol, malt, and a touch of yeast. The flavor is very sweet with dark fruit notes and mild alcohol that’s mostly found in the finish of this medium to full bodied brew.
Rerate from a bottle picked up in Amsterdam. 8/4/8/4/15. Averaged with prior rating.
HomerJ1967 (2) - ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Heaven in a bottle
Dark, malty, sweet, bitter, huge huge flavour.
Could drink it forever.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011
Name: Kasteel Donker
Date: November 01, 2001
Source: Ale Atlanta
Aroma: sweet malt aroma
Flavor: big sweet flavor
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Name: Kasteel Brune
Date: January 26, 2007
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: muddy brown, big creamy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: light chocolate aroma
Flavor: chocolate covered candied fruit flavor, nice spicy character along with lots of complex esters provides some nice interplay, warming, light bitterness adds interest rather than balance
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: *** /4