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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Note: Says "Riserva" on label and has a red seal. Vintages begin from 2008.

Just like the Barriquée, the Riserva is ‘triple-fermented.’ Primary fermentation takes place in stainless steel. What sets the Riserva apart is the next step: 15-18 months spent in wine wooden vats, compared to the Barriquée’s 8-10 months; the wooden vats were used previously for Barbera (red wine), for maybe 150 years.
This adds an elegant wine-like quality and a dry, oaky character to the deep, earthy, sourness that the Barriquée is known for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle. Batch 10, bottle 652. Pours a clear copper color with a collared white head. Not too much different than the regular version but just a little "cleaner". Cherry, light sour, and some mild oak. Littler sour fruit notes. Some alcohol notes come through on this one. Overall, more mellow than the regular version. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Sampled from a bottle at Delilah’s Lambic Fest (Chicago, IL). 2008 Vintage. Pours a lightly hazed copper reddish hue, darker, with a decent sized frothy offwhite head atop, thicker film laces small. Aromas are sweeter malts overall, raisins and biscuits, some toffee and wet oak with some vanilla, muscat sweeter grapes and touches of red fruit move into a sour fruity backend, touches of acidity. Initial is sweeter raisins and honey, biscuits and some toffee. Middle moves into wet oak, cognac makes an appearance, plums, more raisins and a touch of toastiness. A gentle bubbly carbonation runs into touches of tartness, lightly sour finish with a light synergy between that and the carbonation. Touches of deeper red wine linger in from the barrel, gets a bit more toasty and the sourness remains lighter overall. Not a bad beer, lacking a big sour oomph and remaining sweeter overall. Finish brings some tart life and dryness, but up front is too sweet, almost muddled for me. Ok, not worth the price for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6155) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2011
750ml Bottle #661 Batch #10 2008 Vintage. Pours out amber/orange topped with a cream sand head. Aroma was of cherries, oak, vanilla, caramel, light tart, and some sweetness. Taste is as the aroma with cherries leading the way and light sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5547) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2008 - aged 3 years. Pours deep, cloudy mahogany into a snifter. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to mottle surface and hug rim. Sour cherry and oak aromas. Upfront oak and grape turning slightly sour in the lasting sour summer fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Thanks to Mike to bringing this by Alex’s. Bottle served into a Bells tulip...Pours a medium brown with red, highlights not much different than the regular Panil, a finger of tan head holds pretty well...Aroma stats off surprisingly sweet, vanilla, cognac, fruit, then has a little oak...Taste is decent, the cognac comes through a ton more with a weird alcohol finish, rounded out with oak, dark fruits and vinegar. I wasn’t a huge Panil fan the first time, this dind’t really improved anything to me, if anything brings out more cognac than I’d care for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Brown-red pour with a hazy light tan head. Sweet fruity aroma with oaky wine notes. Bitter fruity flavor. Tart and bitter. Bourbon, oak, and wood notes. A little heavy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
750ml bottle, Batch 10. Pours an opaque amber with a creamy, off white head. Nose is vinegar, cherries, some wood, some brown sugar. Flavor is smooth, cherry, malty, yeast, light acid, light wood. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2010
750 ml bottle, Batch 10, from Eataly Bologna. Chestnut color. Aroma of wood and cherry. Taste is just barely sour, mostly unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2010
75cl, Batch 10, 2008, thanks Travlr. Small beige head atop murky brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, Brett, wood, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some wood. Medium body, some stickiness. Not particularly sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
750mL courtesy of Travlr. Looks like the normal Panil Barriquee but there’s the RESERVA sticker right on the neck of the bottle. What sounds like a shoe-in for a top beer of mine ends up being a fairly poor showing. Pour is muddy brown with not much of a head that leaves wispy lace. Aroma is slightly metallic, old toffee, caramel, sticky fruits, oxidized fruits, rum soaked cherries. Taste is Kalamata olives straight up along with tart apples, cider apples, mild sulphur, citrus, slight red wine vinegar, tawny oak. Pretty much a giant mess.

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