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


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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Was first produced as "Kasteel Winter" but then rebranded to "Barista Chocolate Quad".

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williamstome (2059) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2018 Brown pour, small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, marshmallow, raspberry, cocoa. Taste follows. Tasty but not super quaddy.

DocJitsu (2077) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2018
Pours a muddy dark brown with a one-finger tan head. Marshmallow, circus peanut, custard, and Belgian yeast spice on the nose. Flavors are the same. Some chocolate after the finish. Nothing extraordinary.

RobertDale (7047) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2018
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Taste is sweet chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, and coffee. Enjoyable.

Barea (135) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 24, 2018
Bottle from 100 piv. Aroma: chocolate, bready, malty, light alcohol. Brown color, medium beige head, medium body. Taste: chocolate, malty sweetness, candies, bready, alcohol, little bit fruity tartness.

motthes (352) - GERMANY - JAN 21, 2018
chocolate, coffee, brown, black, brown foam, tan foam, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, creamy, full body,

dasdigoo (69) - Timișoara, ROMANIA - JAN 20, 2018
nice aroma of sweet chocolate, whiskey. The taste is a little bit too sweet, caramel and chocolate. Long and sweet finish of caramel. Alcohol is pretty good covered by cacao taste.

malibrat (191) - Pula, CROATIA - JAN 19, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2018 Pivo u flaši. Kod nas se ovo pivo zove 'Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad'. Tamna boja. Miris čokolada i kava. Okus, čokolada i kava. Ali nije taj okus prenaglašen , taman je ! Jedino šta ovi Kaštelani brane svoju Tvrđavu sa topom kalibra 11% alkohola :) Čuvajte se !! :)

Richardvv94 (123) - Valthe, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2018 Gedronken met Mitchell bij Olivier, smaakt en proeft echt naar koude chocolademelk met een beetje waterig bier, hier moet iets van chocoladelikeur aan toegevoegd zijn, schuimkraag is minimaal, bitterheid is laag.

KevinReddirt (248) - Midland, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2018
Not so sure what the deal is on the name, my bottle says Barista Chocolate Quad. At least the 11% matches up. The 750 ml bottle was brought to me from Houston by my son. I consider Kasteel's Donker to be execellent so I have been looking forward to this sampling. It delivers in my globe tasting glass a dark, almost black, liquid showing some red around the edges. Poured too heavy, it leaves a tall, light tan head, my bad but no complaints. I take a whiff, the chocolate shows up strong but there is also an alcohol edge to the smell. A sip now, hmm, a bit different from my expectation. Truly it has that Belgian ale influence, not so much a quadrupel taste. Tootsie roll chocolate, a berry presence perhaps blackberry, caramel, some grain. There is a nice burn as it goes down. Happy to try, still think Donker is better.

Brix (714) - Roedovre, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2018
Tasted 2018-01-07. As Barista Chocolate Quad. Pours clear, dark red/brown with beige head. Aroma of caramel, coffee, vanilla and a little whiff of detergent. Creamy texture. Taste is chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Slightly burning taste. Finishes with a coffee bitternes. The aroma improves, as the head fades away. It's a powerful beer. Tastes good, but it will probably improve with cellaring.

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