Kasteel Donker | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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4.12/5
Exceptional
920 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Belgium
vanhonsebrouck.be

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,073
Reviews:
404
Ratings:
920
pDev:
13.35%
Bros Score:
4.8
 
 
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99
Gots:
176
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Ratings: 920 |  Reviews: 404
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3.9/5  rDev -5.3%

Appearance – As black as your boot this is probably one of the darkest beers I have ever come across. It seems to swallow light like a black hole. Little evidence of carbon

Smell – Roasted malts with caramel and dates or figs, I always get those two mixed up.

Taste – Very sweet, almost syrup like. Liquorice and figs with desert wine.

Mouthfeel – Pretty full in the mouth. I was surprised to find little evidence of the alcohol in the mouthfeel but it has a sticky finish.

Overall – A really good beer although in my opinion not as good as Golden Draak. At 11% it is not to be trifled with. You had better treat this one like a Trappist beer and leave it to one bottle a day. It hits you first at the back of the tongue and it is definitely quite sweet. I find it quite similar to toffee but beyond that there is not much to say. If you like them sweet then this is a good beer for you.

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Had high hopes for this one, as it came with a decent reputation and the alcohol level added to the curiosity.
The lovely burst of initial taste (which included bread) was unfortunately overwhelmed by the very sweet finish, which was a turn off.
Otherwise it's a winner - the nose, the head, the colour are all spot on.

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Kasteel Donker from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 920 ratings