Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2008 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is murky dark brown, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, chocolate), with notes of overripe banana, candy/brown sugar, and orange peel.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has some nice stuff going on, but overall, isn’t as close to being as nice as the regular Pannepot.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very strange: Now I’ve had this version and the Reserva without ever having tasted the original Pannepot. For that I can thank beer festivals and the general unavailability of Struise beers in Brussels. Anyway: This was on tap at the Waregemse Bierhappening. Brown with gold highlights, lasting head. Some coffee, choco-malt aroma. Well-balanced sweetness and mild bitterness, surrounded by maltiness. Alcohol is only noticeable. Awesome balance in the finish with the hops, malt and alcohol. Really lasts too. Just an excellent beer.
bitbucket (2154) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy brown with a lacy tan head. Full sugary body with moderate carbonation. Full taste and aroma with lots of fruit, caramel, nuts, maybe some cherry. I’d like to do a Pannepøt/Pannepot side by side rating one of these times.
thebeertourist (4613) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught@1ste Waregemse Bierhappening. Dark brown with a light, yellowish head. Served a bit too cold to fully enjoy the caramel aroma. Rich caramel maltiness, but well-balanced with good bitterness. Soft as velvet, lighter body than expected. It is a good beer, no doubt, but more like a Gouden Carolus than a Pannepot. In other words, enjoyable and hiding its strength well.
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy dark brown/amber with a large-bubbled head which faded rapidly and left a veil of foam with the strangest patterns, like staring at the surface of the moon while on acid. The aroma was sweet and malty, with layers of spice (amongst which were liqourice, cloves, vanilla & cinnamon), bready yeast, dark fruits (plums, figs, raisins, but also strawberries), molasses, brown sugar & honey, and a lot more. Sweet taste with a complex malt profile that shifted accents throughout, starting out honey-like sweet, with strong caramel & vanilla, and ending up more liqourice-like sweet & tangy with fruity rum-soaked cherry and slight yeastyness in the long finish. The hops were subdued but provided a nice edge. There was also some citric sourness, which was very welcome. The mouthfeel was rather lively, and full-bodied. A large beer, with great malty complexity.
kmweaver (3203) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cL bottle, vintage 2006, courtesy of tever. Thanks, Tom! Pours a murky, medium brown center with yellow edges; khaki-colored head with pleasant lacing. Layered aroma, showing yeast and cinnamon bread; plenty of esters and chewy malts. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: esters and cloves upfront, supported by a creamy maltiness (banana bread and brown sugar); light citrus bitterness at the periphery; a bit too much alcohol pokes through for my liking. Otherwise: dense, layered, and satisfying. Medium, yeasty and chewy malt finish.
Fukito (718) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 7, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 bottle at Jbru´s. Strong ripe banans, spices, vanilla aroma. Deep, very deep, almost black garnish color with some ruby hues at the borders and a creamy, yellow-tan head. Sweet, raisiny, rummy, molasses flavor with a slight smoky finnish. MF is medium to full, warming and fulling. Deep, complex, Belgian Dark Strong Ale.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate: 33cl bottle at Chris O’s extravaganza. A rare treat. If I had not tried the regular version this would have blown me away. As it is, it’s just not quite as good as Pannepot. Just a little too much sugar and not quite enough spice. That said, another stunning beer from the men who can do no wrong for me right now. Like Hansel, just SO hot right now.
SilkTork (5067) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
ChrisFest Sweet and light and quite fragrant. Very enjoyable and easy drinking. Would have enjoyed drinking more but Phil_L picked up my glass and poured it away because he was losing an argument with me.