SSSteve (3378) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2005 bottle. deep brown, almost black, with a small beige head. nose of licorice, toast, clove, black jack gum. smoky rich caramel calvados wood, spicy black jack gum, molasses and occasional purple grape flavors. light, airy palate similar to the other pannepot’s but velvety and smooth at the same time. the palate of these beers is incredible. aged well.
Dazz3 (1251) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, thx rlgk. Pours black with a small brown head. Smells and tastes figs, raisins, dark chocolate, abit alcohol and roasted malt. Well balance and creamy.
DanielBrown (3166) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Brum. Wowee. Magnificent. So smooth - the burnished caramelised medicinal bitters are creeping, balanced and lip smacking. Easy drinking. Fabulous.
Martinus (1777) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark ruby red colour, tan head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, malts, chocolate, apple sauce, light madeira and raisins. Sweet malty flavour, chocolate, caramel, light bitter, coffee with milk, raisins and notes of Pedro Ximinez. Full body, finish cacao, raisins, lingering sweet sherry.
(From 33cL bottle shared with friends)
sdcourtney (35) - Berlin, Germany, - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 bottle Grand Reserva ’Vintage’ 33 cl ("Limited edition of 30HI / 2 year") purchased in Brussels. This one is a bit too old. Aroma and flavor is somewhat flat. Light oxidation is evident. Oak is character nearly gone, but finish is somewhat brandy-like. Either handled improperly, or a bit past its prime. I can taste the potential, though - wish I had it a year ago!
dogfishho (470) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 Vintage - Pours a dark red-brown color with minimal head. The aroma is tight. Sweet, but not overly complex. I thought maybe it was too cold, but it never opened as it warmed. On the palate however, the beer is quite interesting. Raisins, cola, caramel, and stewed apples make for a decadent treat. The barrel is only minimally evident.
banii (109) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2008-vintage. Farven er mørkebrun, nær sort. Smaken minner vagt om portvin, og brygget helt latterlig godt balansert. Som fløyel. Toner av toffee og mørk moden frukt. Jeg vet ikke om noe kan smake "estetisk", men denne gjør i så fall akkurat det. Bryggekunst.
stoutnick (162) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark tan head. Very mild aroma compared with other pannepots. Taste is rich fruits. Not as much clarity as the basic pannepot. Palate is not too cloying. Nice. Overall, didn’t blow me away as expected.
Bamsen78 (819) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark copper brown with airy light tan head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel and dried fruity with vinous notes. Sour, vinous flavour, giving way to malty sweetness, ending on a roasty note. Boozy aftertaste. Quite Decent.
Atheist_Peace (699) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2005 bottling. Dark brown pour with a very minimal tan head. Barnyard, licorice, brown sugar and stewed prune on the nose. It has such a rich impression. On the palate there’s cooked red fruit, molasses and brown sugar and myriad other things, leather. Incredibly complex. The body is pretty full and silky smooth.
yiannnos (458) - , CYPRUS - MAR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grand reserva 2008. Dark brown colour. Sweet port-like flavour. Thanks to jimmythespoon!