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 (5121) - 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.
malrubius (1930) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 ounce bottle in Gulden Draak Tulip. Dark reddish-brown black with enormous (too big) rocky brown head and lace. Aroma of anise/licorice, roasted chocolate and more spice. Smooth creamy chocolate raisiny flavor with mellow spicy finish. Medium-full bodied medium-low carbonation. Deserving of the hype; this is an awesome beer.
dankman (253) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2007 Milk chocolate brown color, spicy/hoppy/malty nose, sweet toffee/raisin flavor, somewhat heavy cloying finish that shows off the alcohol well when warm. Really damn good beer that tends to leave you wanting more.
CapFlu (4659) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Sampled at the Post-Great Canadian Beer Festival 2007 in Victoria on September 8th, 2007. Courtesy of Oakes. Mahogany brown and dissipated white head. Nose of burnt brown sugar. Very sweet with a lasting smooth malt finish. Very good.
Thure (152) - DENMARK - SEP 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown colour with a Tan head. A somewhat complex aroma of raisin hops and malt hits the nose as soon as I poured. The taste is sweet with oak, raisin, maltyness, licorise and a bit of alcohol. The body is a bit cloring but full, creamy and very delicious.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle: pours a chocolate brown with a small tan head. aroma of spices rich caramel malts and sweet dried fruits. flavour is very spicey with dark fruits and smooth rich malts. finishes very well with some more spice.very enjoyable and easy drinking. there is also a taste of candy sugar.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks go to tytoanderso for the bonus bottle. Pours hazy orange/brown with a medium head. Aroma of dark fruit, brown sugar and a bit of yeast. Yeast comes out heavier in the taste, with the raisins, brown sugar and a little bit of peppery spices. Alcohol is fairly well covered. Very good brew. Not as good as pannepot.
Oakes (13000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy brown. Aroma of brown sguar, dates and light caramel. Sweet, with hints of date, raisin, chewy malts, dark fruit and chocolate. Not as rich nor stylish as the regular, but quality brew.