Monthly Archives: April 2014

Kasteel Winter and Bitches Brew

Kasteel WinterKasteel Winter, Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck, Belgian Strong Dark Ale 11%

A while back it was Ladies Night at Geeky Beer Gal’s house and one of my besties brought this gal a bottle of Kasteel Winter. What a great friend! I’ve always been happy with Kasteel Ales and was looking forward to trying their Winter selection. I was so excited I decided to open it right away and Oh, boy it lived up to my expectations.

Appearance: Dark brown with hews of ruby and a nice tan head.
Aroma: Roasted coffee and spices with a hint of cocoa
Body: Medium body with medium carbonation
Flavor: The taste stands true to the aromas with the added flavor of toffee, soft hops & tobacco and a slightly sour/woody finish.
Overall a very nice winter ale and one I look forward to having again next season.

After enjoying the Kasteel I decided to open a bottle of Bitches Brew.

Miles Daves’ Bitches Brew, Dogfish Head Brewery, Imperial 006Stout 9%

I had this when it first came out several years ago but had been saving this bottle for a while decided to finally pop it open. Ahhh, it was as good as I remember it being.

Appearance: black liquid gold with a nice dark tan head
Aroma: whiskey, floral, vanilla and bitter burnt chocolate
Body: Thick, rich and creamy
Flavor: Rich chicory, hints of dark chocolate and plum with honey accents that slowly immerge throughout the course of drinking this beer; it has a nice bourbon/whiskey finish – A true indulgence!