jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Pours a murky brownish black with a fairly large, beige head lasting a few minutes. The aroma is very vinous with notes of oak, apples, berries, port and caramel. The taste is sweet with a sour finish. Smooth and rich mouthfeel. Light, prickling carbonation.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown colour with pretty big, longlasting, beige head(tulip glass). Aroma is predominantly from the Calvados, after are waves of oak, berries and fruits. No alcohol detected here - the alcohol is overall nowhere to find. Tad sourish smell, probably from the effect of the apples. The backbone in mouthfeel is surprisingly light(due to the oak), which is good here, I found the other 3 Pannepot very sweet. Apples dominate the flavour, along with a woody tone, that is pleasantly acidic. This is a very good beer, although none from the Pannepot-line is on my top 100-list.
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 Bottle 2005. Brown color with a beige head. Really vinous aroma with lots of oak in it. Taste is fruity and spicey with plenty of acidity and some warming alcohol.
ekstedt (5356) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Murky brown with a medium beige head. Quite complex aroma with vinous notes, oak, dark fruits and berries. Medium bodied and quite smooth, but with a light prickling carbonation. Quite dry, but there is also a quite strong acidic bite in the finish wihich I do not find entirely pleasant. The least good Pannepot i.m.o.
GilBier (75) - Dendermonde, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a lableless 75 cl bottle. Pours a very dark brown beer with a fine light-brown creamy and longlasting foam on top. Aroma is very trappist like(Rochefort) and has lots of different aspects going on. It smells like Coffee, bread, port, sweet dough, raisins apples (Calvados) and wood. Taste is very similar to the aroma. The beer is mild, not to sweet, slight bitter, like coffee bitters and hops. Mouthfeeling is mild and soft malty with a nice touch of wood, dryed sliced apple, some banana and good boos soaked raisins. Not as sweet and a bit more dry as the regular pannepot, but very complex and the afthertaste is superb. Thanks to the Struise guys for letting me taste this one from a champage size bottle.
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2005, 3 years old
It pours a dark chestnut color, almost black in my large Des Fagnes glass, with a medium sized head, persistent. Mild aroma, with sour chocolate, wood, cedar. Good body; there is a caramel and candi sugar flavor, with sweet liquorice; it has a too low bitterness. At the end, there is some warming alcohol feeling. Good, big, but lacking complexity, excitement.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured an almost clear deep ruby-brown color with a large long lasting tan head. Semi-sweet malty aroma with notes of dark fruits, brown sugar, wood, cola and a yeasty spice. The flavor was semi-dry with some mild dark fruits and a woody drier finish. The end starts to thin a little. Medium bodied. For 10% it just slides right down with not alcohol taste and just some light warmth.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
First bottle of BrianK’s 25th Birthday tasting. Pours an amber brown body with a thin tan head. Aroma is boozy with some spices present. Flavor is much less spiced then the regular pannepot. Spices, etoh, oak, and an undesirable metallic flavor.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber red color with a tan head that quickly dissipates to a ring around the glass. Smell is of green apple, spices, and some wood. Taste consists of caramel, toffee, spices, clove, but this is also very metallic; even moreso than the regular reserva. Light bodied with a rather high carbonation. I’d try this again, but I don’t know that I’d seek it out. It seems like I’d just stick with regular Pannepot over any of the reservas. Thanks to pepsican for the sample.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky brown color with a medium tan head. Very pleasant aroma of wood, raisins and liquorice. The flavor is also pretty solid, the wood is present, but not too much, there’s also some raisins and liquorice. The body is medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation. It’s a very successfull barrel aging experiment, but I still prefer the original Pannepot.