kepano (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated on June 4th, 2012.
This one’s been aging six years now, and I thought it would grand time to revisit it, along with the Grand Reserva version.
Pours a dark marroon red. Within the highlights one sees a certain clarity to the beer, unlike Westvleteren’s typical chunkiness. The frothy off-white head dissipated quickly leaving behind a soft stream of bubbles that trail to the rim of the glass.
The smell is vivid, deep but with bright notes of cherries and pipe tobacco. Dark malty undertones of bitter unsweetened chocolate and coffee beans softened with creamy vanilla. Finds itself more aligned with St. Bernardus in the nose, although even brighter perhaps. As the beer warms up, plum, caramel and some wispy alcoholic tones appear.
The first sip is unctuous, thick, rich with smoky tobacco flavors that roll onto the tongue in a wave of syrupy sweetness. The slight carbonation tingles as a burst of cherry and caramel develops. Smoothly the Pannepot transitions off the palate and into a long and powerful finish.
Pannepot is one of those few beers that manages to balance amazing complexity with a punchy distinctive flavor that doesn’t lose its focus. It’s the difference between a symphony and a cacophony. I think of this brew as a true counterpart to our favorite trappists. I wouldn’t call myself a believer, but the Pannepot truly invokes a spiritual feeling.
My biggest thanks to Urbain and Carlos for an incredible experience.
Mainuh_man (96) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33L bottle. Pours black with a thick, brown head. Sweet aromas of cereal malt, vanilla, alcohol, cotton candy. Falvor is quite sweet up front, dark fruit and vanilla. Morpths into a complex sweetnes, a bit hard to pull out inidividual flavors, but it moves quickly through quie a few of them. Finishes with enough dark malt bitter and hop to cut the sweetness. Full body with a creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, some nice complexity to this beer. Definitely good for desert!
HugoG (28) - PORTUGAL - AUG 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful dark brown colour, minimal head. Aroma: Red fruits, caramel, toasty. Taste: Malt, spicy (cinnamom), dark chocolate. Licorice. Alcohol is noticeable, but not that much. Very complex and tastefully and extremely balanced. One of my all time favs!
AgentAle (638) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is deep malts, molasses, light caramel, plum and raisin. Taste is some light sour notes from age, deep rich malts with a nice sweetness. Dark fruits compliment the fruit body nicely. Appearance is a amber /black body with a thin beige head that retains fairly poorly.
ROBC3366 (612) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, vinous, dark fruits, spices, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, spices, fruits, and some alcohol.
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tresmonos (1) - Málaga, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Esta exquisita cerveza de Struise cuenta con muy poco aroma, pero con una amplitud de sabores sumamente profundos y dulces. Sabores maltosos, acaramelados y tostados. Me recuerda al chocolate, a la miel y al pan negro de centeno recién salido del horno. Es absolutamente sublime.
ReverendMoon (140) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When I poured this, I was so excited. It took me a while to find it, and I was emotional. When I saw the color of the pour, I actually got giddy. Super nice dark mahogany color. All in all, very very nice, although I will admit it's not my absolute favorite among those in it's class.
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Klimaet (130) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark dark brown with a small shortlasting tanned head. Aromas of some caramel malt, sweet dark dried fruits, some spices, booze, soy, licorice. Taste is pretty sweet up front, malt, slight roast, pretty spicy. Dark chocolate. Full body.
StilleStorm (703) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DWF; Bottle from Cardinal. Pours dark copper with a lasting, lacing, tan head. Nose is malt, caramel, dried fruits, berries and vinious. Taste is bitter sweet, sour, warming and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.
k92488 (255) - NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DWF Cardinal. Dark with brown lasting head. Aroma of malt yeast and caramel. Tast is smooth with malt caramell and yeast.
rgf001 (130) - München, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best flat beer I ever had. Great dried fruit nose after swirling. Very dark Amber with small head that disappeared quickly. Figs, coffee, butterscotch, licorice, raisin, vanilla, plum flavors. Small alcohol warmth and almost no carbonation. Semi sweet finish. Awesome!