erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2006 sampled 11/16/07.
Opens with a lot of CO2. No gushing. The pour is a challenge with all of the CO2. Huge lasting white frothy head. The aroma is huge caramel backed by vinous sherry notes, dark fruits, and barnyard character. A rich lush body that is made more drinkable by the high level of CO2. The flavors are instantly sweet caramelized malt and dark cabernet. The wild yeast characters of the beer make the vinous character come out in full force. The finish is sweet and satisfying with a ever so light dryness once the fluid has left the mouth. A great Belgian dark ale.
BRW (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Biercab. Dark brown colour with tan head. Bread, toffee, malt, dark fruits, spices. Bread, toffee, sweet taste. Also dark fruits and toffe. Slightly metallic too. Medium to full body.
EpicWardrobe (77) - - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown body with a small head that disappears quickly. Aroma is some liquorice and the alcohol is noticable through the dark fruity aromas.
Taste is great, dark bready malts, dark sugar, dark fruits (raisins very present), boozy sweetness, caramel. Then some bitterness comes in which combines very well with the sweet, dark, fruity flavors that remain.
Not that carbonated and a bit oily but with a dry finish. Great beer!
Brandman (1884) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some words to describe in the lack of time during social convention. Spicy alcohol chocolate wine. Excellent beer.
minutemat (690) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle, 2013, from Vanuxeem. Extremely rich liquorice nose, with a smooth blend of spicy fruits, dark caramel and soft liquorice. Not usually into this kind of beer but this is ok.
Mpuntmuts (121) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy dark brown with no head. Bread and raisins and some toffee/caramel for aroma. Ripe fruits and black licorice for taste. Burnt sugar/caramel also. Medium body with low carbonation. Very nice brew but I definitly had better. Now i’m even more anxious to get the pannepot.
fkoolen (119) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
15cl tap @ Brugs Bierfestival. Very dar-brown, beige head. Sweet fruits like strawberry, chocolate, coffee, some sourness and a nicely bitter aftertaste.Very nice, but I prefer the Pannepot.
MaartenRF10 (1450) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mooie donkere warmbruine kleur, ietwat troebel. Fijne lichtbruine schuimkraag. In de neus drop, donker fruit, gebrande mout. Vol bier, vrij zoet (caramel, bruine suiker), gebrande mout. Beetje weinig koolzuur. Mooi bier, maar tis geen pannepot.
spacecube (622) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle 2010, pours deep cherry red with a small off-white head. Aroma is deep and dark fruit,,cherry mainly with liquorice and sweet candy sugar . Body is full and carbonation starts out lively before dissipating. Finish is sweet with hoppy bitterness coming through, finishes quite bitter an the alcohol is evident. Lots of flavours and a nice unique beer
guzgorog (147) - FRANCE - JAN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010. Bière brune foncée avec des reflets rubis, peu de mousse. Nez puissant et complexe de malts, caramel, réglisse, épices. En bouche, le malt est fort présent, pain grillé, une peu boisée, réglisse, assez sucrée et plus amère que la plupart des strong ale. Forte carbonation. Très bonne bière mais un peu en dessous de la Pannepot Reserva.
__Rb81 (72) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles at home (2009 and 2013). Pours dark brown to black with a small off-white head. Aging definitely improves this beer. The 2013 bottle has a sharp solvent smell, which also dominates the taste. The aged bottle has lost most of this. Aroma of plume, raisin, roasted malts, some chocolate and coffee as well. Taste is dark fruits, rum, and roasted malts. Not much alcohol in the taste for a 10% beer. No sharp bitter aftertaste as with the 2013 bottle. Probably even better when aged a little more. Luckily there is a second 2009 bottle waiting for me.