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


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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1941) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Draft to taster Consummation: Holy shit coffee and chocolate; is this a quad? Adjunct: Black with a creamy tan head; chocolate, coffee, cherry and a hint of yeast

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maarten1993 (1052) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Drank with Rik while watching the Olympics, Brooklyn 99 and playing No Mans Sky after cooking salmon 18-8-16 (as "Barrisata Chocolate Quad"). Not a good beer, very thin, very overwhelming artificial-feeling sweetness. Alcohol taste as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GhostS (192) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 25, 2016
intense aroma of chocolate and a lot of coffee - milk chocolate, instant coffee with some sugar, a bit of berry liqueur with smoked plums, milk chocolate. very good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4155) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 24, 2016
750 ml bottle from Tavour. Nose is milk chocolate, light roasty coffee, and a hint of vanilla and prunes. Clear very dark brown with a big heavy lacing light tan head. Flavor is lightly sweet with chocolate, fruity, and malty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (6770) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Fun little bottle pours out a caramel brown topped with a small sand head. Nose is nice yeast milk chocolate sweetness pit fruit rich malts. Taste is more of the heavy rich malts pit fruit milk chocolate sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mice (886) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Kaunis, valoa vasten syvn tummanpunaiseen vivahtava ruskea olut. Vaahto on paksua, mokkaista ja runsaasti pitsi jttv. Tuoksu kaakaoinen, maitokahvinen ja suklaakonvehtinen. Ongelmana tss on tuoksun selv esanssisuus ja keinotekoisuus. Maku jatkaa samoilla linjoilla ollen varsin keinotekoisen oloinen esanssipommi. Kaakaota, kahvia ja suklaata, mutta ei hyvll tavalla. Jlkimaussa kielen plle j jonkinlainen polttelu. Humalointia tss ei oikein huomaa. Todella makeaa tavaraa. Enemmn odotin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2764) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Tap. Moderate to heavy toasted bread, coffee and chocolate cereal for the malt, light cooked orange for the hops, light to moderate dough for the yeast, with vanilla, nutmeg and cola in the background. Head is small, frothy, light beige with fair lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear yet very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is medium, slick, with a lively to fizzy carbonation and finishes moderately alcoholic. Nice representation of a Belgian Strong Ale. Maybe not 100% true to a Quad but it sure drinks like one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigMomma (226) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2016
Powerfull and dominating cold coffee nose with slight chocolate hints. Im interested in how they actieved this. Good head retention, dark color with white head. Malty, sweet but coffee dominated flavor. Not very complex. Coffee finish, slight alcohol heat. The body should be more dense and is a major drawback for these kinds of flavor imo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (8017) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle as Barristo Chocolate Quad. It pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Mainly coffee and chocolate notes in the aroma with sweet malty and light yeasty side notes. Sweet dark chocolate and coffee in the flavor with some malty candy notes. Light yeast. Light berries. Really tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fules (1001) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2016
Pici, tmr s gyorsan elillan habocska. Sttbarna, vrses rnyalat. Illata erős kvillat, gymlcss, alkoholos mellkzngkkel. Intenzv kvs zvilg, a maga kesernys, kiss savanyks vonsaival, gymlcss mellkzzel. Iszonyan j, nagyon finom, szenzcis sr! Rendkvl testes. Hossz utzt is a prklt jelleg uralja, jelzs rtkű des, s savany rzettel.

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