McNeillR (1677) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale brown, clear enough with a shaded ringed head. Light nutty clove and faint tea on nose clinching into the initial taste. Burnt sugar, lightest crisp tea like bitterness and a rich but plain sweetness. Finishes soft and firmly clean.
Bottle, Independence Tasting, from the Garvie Cave
Alengrin (3122) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2015 Export version of the famed Pannepot, intended for the Danish market; closely related to the original and initially practically the same beer except for the used sugar, but when it was put on the Belgian market, the malt constitution and spicing were altered to create more difference (and the spelling was changed to Pannepeut). Yellowish beige, thick, creamy head, pretty stable in relation to the ABV. Dark bronze colour, orangey, hazy. Powerful fruitiness in the nose, rich maltiness too with a subtle sourish accent, complex, gingerbread, blackcurrant, port wine, honey, cloves, wine vinegar, stewed pear, strawberry, candi syrup, chocolate bars. Candi and fruity sweetness in the onset, medium carbo, light sourishness, soft and mellow, deeply malty middle phase, finishing with drying coriander and aromatic hops as well as warming alcohol which is a bit more obvious here than in the regular Pannepot and even a little bit astringent. Just a little bit below the regular but still a great ale. The latest editions seem to have something of a light tartness to them; I found the 2010 vintage, tasted at 5 years of age, better in having a more delicate balance between sweet and sourish. The 2012 and 2013 vintages were more or less equal.
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 33cl bottle aged since 2012. Dark pour with slowly vanishing head. Lovely array of aromas : strong caramel, minor hints of dates and raisins, even dried fig. Soft alcohol taste with a bitter finish. A bit more watery drink than the Pannepot. Delicieux!
33cl pour, quickly disappearing foam and dark brown pour. Aroma is boozey, malt extract, candi and very sirupy. Indeed is also the tasting; viscosy tarry sugar cane character, sticks to the palate with an alcohol and dark sugary aftertaste.
Harrjitzuu (13) - - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Nice dark amber color. Smell is alcohol, dark roasted fruits, alcohol and Oak barrel. Taste is dry sweet, roasted figs, muscovado sugar, malts. Aftertaste is little bitter, but does not seem to come from hops. Delicious, but make sure it warms up a little before drinking.
NordicV (1366) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fat @ Hamnmästaren, Malmö. Brunröd öl med ett lätt smutsvitt skum. Doft av malt, karamell, mogen och torkad frukt. Samma återkommer i smaken. Körsbär och russin. Döljer alkoholen mycket väl.
leghorn99 (100) - Livorno, ITALY - AUG 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
La Pannepeut si presenta di un bel color marrone scuro, con leggeri riflessi ambrati; la schiuma è di buone dimensioni, fine, cremosa, e vi sono piccole particelle di lievito in sospensione nel bicchiere. Aroma abbastanza complesso, vinoso (marsala, sherry) con una leggera ossidazione; datteri, uvetta, ciliegia sotto spirito, toffee, una lieve presenza di spezie. Splendida in bocca, piena e molto poco carbonata, morbida, ricca, oleosa, davvero appagante. Il gusto non si discosta più di tanto dall’aroma, con un carattere di vino liquoroso, dolce e caldo, ricco di uvetta e prugne; l’alcool ha una presenza tutto sommato morbida e discreta, mai sopra le righe. La marcata dolcezza viene comunque ben equilibrata da una lieve acidità finale e da una timida nota amaricante che ricorda la china; termina lunghissima, con un retrogusto etilico ricco di frutta sotto spirito. E’ una birra da sorseggiare lentamente a fine pasto, potente e rotonda, avvolgente, da bere in tutta tranquillità.
Tide (2155) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a friend. Dark brown color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with toffee, nuts, malts, ripe fruits, chocolate and yeast. Bitter finish with toffee, yeast, cookie dough and malts. Excellent belgian strong.
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as ’Pannepeut’, 2010 vintage. Dark brown with a red tinge, small foamy beige head. Aroma is initially chocolatey, coffee, some yeast character. Body is medium, fairly foamy with a touch of carbonation. Taste is sweet and rounded, some cherry, drying malt, breathy musty bitterness, no trace of the alcohol in the taste. Ultra-drinkable for the style.
andriesradu (576) - ROMANIA - AUG 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another delicious beer from Struise. Pours dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Sweet, spicy, caramel, light alchool aroma and a touch of sour-wine. Flavor is also sweet with notes of sugar, dry fruits, spices all balanced excelent by some light wineous notes.
hackobock (2167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2010 bottle at Delirium, june 21. Pours dark brown with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is dried fruits, light roasted, dark sugars, plums and light spices. Taste is medium sweet fruity and malty, light dry roasted bitterness and spices, some alcohol warmth in the finish. Medium bodied, fizzy carbonation