b3shine (8870) - 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. CH-303 (2240) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 18, 2017
As Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad:Speko (414) - DENMARK - JUL 8, 2017
Appearance: Very dark brown, seems clear. Slight light tan head.
Aroma: Chocolate, lightly roasted, some dark malt.
Taste: Chocolate, dark malt, lightly roasted. Slight sweetness and alcohol.
Bought: 2Be (Bruges), 330 ml, €2.80
Info: 9/7-2017, BB: 31/1-2022
Bottle 0,33 thanks to Brain. Pours almoast Black with off-white head. Cocoa, roasted coffee beans, caramel. Medium to full body and soft carbonation. jesperhammer (4735) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2017
01-JUL-2017, bottle @home, from Fish & Beer, as Barista Chocolate Quad.
Clear, dark, dark amber - almost Black with a huge tan, lacing head.
Aroma is sweet caramel and cocoa. Taste the same with artificial chocolate. Very sweet, medium+ body. OK. s_hartshorne (2784) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Bottle the sailor inn Budapest. Black slight head. Coffee choc cake aroma taste same fruitcake good roasty finish. Good stuff
Jultsu (977) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2017
Belgian Ale Barista, BBE 03-2021. Musta, niukka mutta viipyvävaahtoinen, hapoton. Tuoksu vienon houkutteleva, makeahko, ei kovin vahva. Maku muistuttaa vanilja-absolut-vodkaa, vahva, vaniljaisan mausteisan polttava, olisi varmasti hyötynyt muutaman vuoden kypsymisestä, tuoreena hivenen raaka viinapommi. budedou (977) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 19, 2017
Not a good beer, very thin, very overwhelming artificial-feeling sweetness. Alcohol taste as well. amodernraccon (3) - MOLDOVA - JUN 17, 2017 does not count
Aroma of coffee, cinnamon and dark bitter chocolate. Nice creamy foam. Strong bitter chocolate and coffee in taste. Very tasty chocolate finish oobawa (1399) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Curious Quad, both full of tasty chocolate-covered dates and a big java backbone, yet maintaining enough Belgian yeastiness and dark fruit esters to keep the strong ale elements detectable. Sweet but not overly so, and the date-black cherry-fig backbone plays nicely with the more indulgent cocoa-mocha notes. Feel gives up none of the 11% ABV, and the nose is a decadent mix of chocolate and dried fruit. Tasty. GarrettB (1599) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 10, 2017
December 24th, 2014 - Kasteel’s Winter ale is marked by its humble label, free from Christmas goblins and Santa butts. It’s a classy selection from the Christmas aisle, and looks the part too, dressed in a deep dark liquid, with a thin, velvety head. Mocha and espresso are the richest veins in the nose, and they’re peppered with a big of nutmeg. The specter of a scotch ale rears its transparent, with some sweetness, but just a whiff. The flavor is tangy and creamy, like the foam from a freshly poured espresso, but boozy. Espresso beans and the bitterness of dark chocolate work in tandem - mostly - and while the balance is a little rough around the edges, the extra carousing lets the beer hold up against my meal for the night: a rich au jus sandwich.