Kasteel Donker - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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3.35/5 rDev -18.3%
Appearance: dark brown, clear body; mocha head fades out quick, but it was poured in a chalice
Aroma: rye bread, tin, caramel, roast malt, dates, banana
Taste & Mouthfeel: super sweet and syrupy, a feel which is accentuated by the low carbonation - it really is like drinking American "maple" syrup; banana, dates, candy sugar dominate, and a whisper of chocolate, breath of alcohol, appear in the finish; kind of like coke or root beer, but without the carbonation
Overall: only barely avoids being cloying, the lack of suds or balance to provide a break from the sweetness hurts the beer's potential - teetering on the edge of being a very good brew; it's difficult to finish the bottle
06-14-2014 12:03:45 | More by BGDrock
4.06/5 rDev -1%
On tap. I admit it. I go for the sweet and this has all the angles going for it...as long as you're 'on the sweet'. Not white sugar sweet, but that raisiny sweet...dates sweet...kind of, but not really that dried fruity sweet. I'm on that in a minute...as long as there is of depth of flavor. I don't want to tarnish or enhance the experience with words that may be misinterperted so I'll just say if you like deep, serious flavors & have the time to savour...make this the one. So stop reading this & order the damn thing already...
06-12-2014 01:16:24 | More by seedyone
Kasteel Donker from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.