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

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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pressboxjoe (454) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Draft. Dark almost black with disappearing head. Has the consistency of hot chocolate, the thickest beer I can ever remember having in terms of consistency. Some coffee, some caramel. A dessert wine to be sure. Did not hit me like an 11% beer, but maybe the pour was smaller than I realized.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RuNpali (76) - FINLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Yumm!! Aroma: What a great balance between the coffee and the chocolate! Taste is not so impressive, yet very good. LOVE IT!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1991) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle as Barista Chocolate Quad. Color brown with medium head. Aroma caramel, toffee, vanilla. Taste sweet, vanilla, caramel, malt, light coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle - Chocolate Quad label. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Chocolate, dark fruits, and some coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (9109) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a dark tan head. Yeast and coffee aroma. Coffee and light chocolate flavor with yeast. Medium bodied. Caramel and coffee linger with light yeast and dried fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2533) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2017
January 24, 2017 - on tap as part of belgian flight at Yard House. Dark brown pour, really enjoyed the mix of dark fruit, chocolate and sweetness.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swapp (354) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JAN 21, 2017
330 ml bottle. As barista chocolate quad. Dark brown color with medium head. Smells fine dark chocolate and some express coffee. Taste are fine dark and milk chocolate with express coffee notes. Good rich aftertaste. Some warm chocolate . No notes that are you drinking 11% just warm chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidobutai (682) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Poured from a tap at Yard House Springfield. Decent head and amazing lacing, dark brown/ almost black. Fudge aroma, coffee and chocolate truffle, creamy and delicious!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (3174) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 17, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2017 Botella 33 cl en el kraken 12..12..2016. (r461)....Etiquetada como Belgian Ale Barista chocolate quad.... Lote KABA0923A hasta 09..2020. Color negro intenso con espuma beige Aromas y sabores maltosos tostados con toques pronunciados de cacaos. Ligeros caramelizados y sensacin alcohlica intensa. Cuerpo medio fcil de beber. No est mal.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpreo (2815) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2017
AKA Barista Chocolate Quad (2016). A unique chocolate flavor that is not too sweet and takes a while to settle in. Sampled at The Tap & Growler, Eugene, OR.


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