alexanderj (3357) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to kleyland; poured a ruddy brownish-red color and not much head. Aroma of spice, caramel, brown sugar/chocolate, alcohol and dark fruit. Flavor was really good and complex. Much of the same flavors as found in the aroma. The spice presence was done perfectly; not overly spiced at all. Slightly sweet as well. Nice, smooth palate. Very enjoyable.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Moejuck. Strong aroma of licorice and yeast. Muddy brown pour with a medium beige head. Flavor of spices, licorice and yeast. The body is light to medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation. Very good, but the yeast is a lot more present than in the regular version where the spices and licorice had more room to express themselves.
adrian910ss (2387) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 bottle. Pours a rusty amber color with a medium beige head. Aroma of figs, banana, plums, prunes and nutmeg. Taste is slightly spicy with hints of nutmeg, figs, prunes, plums, candied malts and yeast. A lighter less sweeter and less spicier version than the original Pannepot. Excellent !!
jason (1689) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 Bottle. Gusher!!!
Deep brown body with a nice head. Aroma is of plums, figs, dried fruit, oat bread, salami. Taste is really subtle and smooth with all the taste of the other Pannepot just with out all the spice. The plum, dried fruit really add a very gentle like flavor and a smooth creamy mouthfeel make this so incredibly easy to drink.I honestly can not taste any alcohol, that’s how smooth it is. I can see how others may feel a little let down compared to the other version, but this one is well crafted!
Bov (10060) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of fiulijn - pours a hazy ruby-brown colour under an elusive beige foam; malty, woody and spicy (nutmeg) aroma with notes of dried fruits; full-bodied, very sweet and slightly sticky, a decent bitterness but not enough to balance the high sweetness; long sweetish and malty finish with more dried fruits notes lingering
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Papsoe for this great beer (via Kaggie97/Zinister trade). Very nice brown beige color with good head. My favorite aroma...very dark fruits, beligan yeast, malts, candied sugar....yummy. Taste is very medium bodied creamy with all the above and a touch of bitter coffee ends. Love it.
uhre (384) - DENMARK - SEP 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It poors a nice beige head and the beer is dark brown. The aroma is of figs, prunes, candis, malt and a bit of alcohol. The flavor has prunes, alkohol, malt, candis and a bit of coffee too. The palate is creamy and good lasting.
I must admit I was very disapointed - I had just taste the Pannepot oaked version and this was not good compared to that. Not nearly as complex and well-balanced!
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thin, tan head around the sides of the glass only. Nice aroma - roasted sweet potatoes comes to mind. Heavy, wintery fruits are also there. Very full flavored, filled with raisins and plums and prunes. The higher alcohol is very well hidden. It is very thick and meaty. Great mouthfeel. I quite like this beer.
notalush (5158) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy burgundy pour, with a small but lasting off-white lace - the aroma is a bit like a subdued version of the "regular" pannepot - some earthy, fruit skin tartness in the foreground, with a lot of wintery spices, chocolate, figs and plums far in the background - dubbel-ish musty tart flavors up front - some plum and black cherry, with a moderate caramel sweetness quickly afterwards - a strong alcohol warmth quickly develops, and lasts far through the finish - this warmth compliments the subtle spice notes - not nearly as sweet or heavy as pannepot, which is what sets this beer apart the most - not exactly pannepot light - think of it as a companion beer for warmer days, and a darn tasty one at that.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy rusty red-brown color with an offwhite beige head. Slightly lighter than regular Pannepot, with slightly less head. In comparison to the regular beer, this has less licorice spice in the aroma, with a more pronounced toffee, pears and plums. Not as much chocolate, but there’s something reminiscent of oatmeal cookies. Taste is tangier with lots of toffee, nuts and caramel, with spicy fruity plum notes. Finishes at first with pears, followed by a rich hazelnut coffee flavor. I felt that this beer was smoother and creamier than the original but not quite as "dark" in flavor. Just as good as regular Pannepot.