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

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RATINGS: 558   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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2.8
motthes (234) - GERMANY - JAN 21, 2018
chocolate, coffee, brown, black, brown foam, tan foam, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, creamy, full body,

3.8
dasdigoo (62) - 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.

3.7
malibrat (86) - Pula, CROATIA - JAN 19, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 19, 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 !! :)

3.3
Richardvv94 (121) - 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.

3.9
KevinReddirt (238) - 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.

4.2
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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chrisv10 (18733) - DENMARK - JAN 7, 2018
Bottle as "Barista Chocolate Quad", 11%. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, yeast, dark fruit, chocolate, dusty and milk chocolate. Flavour is malt, yeast, chocolate, artificial, dusty, sweet, milk chocolate, little dark fruit

3.9
paulserfontein (11) - Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 5, 2018
Clear red black. Light brown head, no retention. Wonderful aromas of chocolate toffee and caramel. No hops.sweet fruity taste with caramel coffee aftertaste.

3.4
beersandbass (34) - Saint-Amand-Montrond, FRANCE - JAN 3, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2018 C'est une bière brune douce, légèrement amère avec d'intenses saveurs de caramel, de chocolat noir et de café grillé. Une bière qui a du potentiel mais qui est trop écoeurante à mon goût.


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