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


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RATINGS: 582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Was first produced as "Kasteel Winter" but then rebranded to "Barista Chocolate Quad". The name ‘Barista’ conjures thoughts of the fragrance of steaming coffee below a layer of expertly created froth. This may sounds rather far-fetched for a beer... However, the aromas and the flavours of caramel, cacao and roast malt match seamlessly with the ‘black gold’ and chocolate. This beer builds bridges with the world of hot beverages, with warming alcohol in the finish. One to enjoy all the year round: with a meal, in front of an open fire or on an outdoor terrace.

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jobe977 (205) - Töreboda, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2017 Bottle (11%). Dark with red notes. Small beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, bread and malt aswell as dried fruit. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted bread and banana. Sweet aftertaste that leaves one craving for more. Tasteful. Gotta love it!

janubio (1040) - SPAIN - AUG 5, 2017
Brown colour with an off white medium head that fades soon. Irregular small lace. Aroma of chocolate, mocha, drid fruits, spices, anise, vanilla, cinnamom, nut meg. Medium to full body, creamy texture, regular carbonation. Taste folows the aroma: unsweetened chocolate, mocha, spices,dried fruits. Delicious.

neur0 (1467) - Hannover, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2017
(Flasche) Es hat eine fast schwarze Farbe, scheint filtriert mit einer hellbraunen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist vorerst Zartbitterschokolade, Alkohol und etwas Kaffee. Dazu kommt eine leichte DMS Note im Hintergrund und etwas Karamell. Der Geschmack ist süßlich, Alkohol, Schokolade, DMS und etwas grüner Apfel auf der Zungenspitze.

Bule (2315) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2017
12oz bottle of Barista Chocolate Quad. Pours a dark brown color without much head. Mild spice and some unsweetened chocolate at the end. Mild sweetness. The Chocolate and spice balance well.

drjay44 (3986) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2017
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, beige head, with slight lacing, over a clear reddish (SRM 22) body......nose is cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, marsh mellow, slight caramel, light dried fruit tones, no hops......taste is moderately sweet, with heavy chocolate, cocoa, marsh mellow, vanilla, mild dried fruit with plum, raisin tones, hints of cinnamon, finishing almost dry with minimal hop tones......mouth feel, medium body, moderate alcohol heat, low carbonation. This is a very dessert oriented beer, It is super sweet, chocolate dominated, with multiple other candy, sweet tones. BJCP 8/3/14/5/7

dorain (858) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2017
Aus der Flasche am 2016-11 getrunken. Die Kastell Quadrupel sind ja schon klasse doch diese Schokoladenversion ist einfach wie ein Dessert was man Löffeln möchte. Dabei nicht wirklich süß wie man vielleicht das Donker kennt. Es kommt sogar eine leichte Kaffeenote dazu. Verdammt ausgewogen und gut balanciert.

aphasialiu (59) - TAIWAN - JUL 26, 2017

Jabah (801) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2017
I thought the ratings would be higher on average for this. Finding this to be near top 20 for me. Maybe I just love chocolate, as this reminded me kind of like a chocolate egg cream. Quite drinkable for this high of ABV, yet it’s hard to hide the bite @ 11%. Has a thick and creamy texture, but a little thinner than I expected. Flavors of heavy chocolate, coffee, toffee, mild fruits...but mostly chocolate. I’ve seen this around on draft, so will probably look towards that for my next sample.

Dorkenstein (564) - - JUL 22, 2017
Aromas of chocolate tootsie roll, dates, nutmeg and cinnamon, light star anise, and crusted bread. Taste is cocoa, tootsie roll, dried dates, charred malts, light star anise, light nutmeg and cinnamon, crusted bread, and Belgian yeast. Very unique.

b3shine (9484) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Draft to taster at HopCat in Broad Ripple. Looks solid; a fairly transparent browmish bronzr wiyh foamy very light caramel head. Smells malty with notes of chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, cinnamon, and clove. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, slightly bitter, and pleasantly warming. An enjoyable sipper, and a good cold weather brew.

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