Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2009 Merritt Island Throwdown. Warm but muddy mahogany/orange brown with oily lacing. Slightly metallic aromas with certain barrel notes including some bourbon. Some fizziness in palate. Mincemeat flavors but also sour cherry. Slight tang. Personally I prefer the regular Pannepot.
Re-rate bottle from daknole. Burgundy, tan head, opaque. Yeasty aroma with prunes, dark fruit, sugary. Metallic, sweet, spicy, nice. No change to rating.
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - APR 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very complex and surpisingly fresh aroma of apples, dried fruit, hints of roasted malt and a slight whisk of hops. The flavour is a subtle combination af esters, calvados, chocolate, oak and sweet malt, ending in a unique combination of calvados, hops and a bit sourness and salt.
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle) Pours very dark brown with a light brown head. The aroma is extremely complex with tones of dried and fresh fruits like prunes, sticky raisins, dried oranges, apples, pears, plums, oven baked bananas and ripe mashed black cherries. Malty with tones of caramel, toffee and dark juicy bread. Brown sugar and dark bread syrup are also present. Spicy tones of anise, vanilla and hints of fresh herbs and hops. Hints of sal ammoniac, cocoa and milk chocolate. The oak shines through just enough to not disturb balance. The sweetness and the sourish tones completes each other perfectly. The flavour is full of dark fruits, dark caramel, some spices, gingerbread, tart apple cider/calvados with a mild coffee and chocolate background. The beginning is caramel sweet but before the beer gets cloying a sourish blanket of tannins from the oak and the calvados sweeps over your taste buds and takes it down to a pleasant sweet note. The mouthfeel is velvety soft and smooth with a elegant tart and dry finish. The aftertaste is of tannins, grapes, dark sugars, apples and some unsweetened dark fruits. Medium to full bodied. Fantastic and very well made beer, like no other.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy hopscotch. Thanks for sharing Eric!! POurs a fairly clear maroon copper color, with a small swirly light brown head. Smells of sweet apples and dark fruits, along with dark malts, grapes, and a touch of brandy and oak as well. The flavor is of bigger sweet apples, along with the more profound oak and dark malty characters. Almost more subtle and less intense than the other Pannepots, but this had a pleasant calmness about it that I thoroughly enjoyed.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle courtesy of hopscotch: pours a muddy orange brown with no head. great aroma of fruit, good oak adn vanilla, raisins and plum. flavour is exceptional sweet caramel and fruit, some oak slight brandy like flavour.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very special thanks to sk8viking for sending me this 2005 bottle! Rating #2500!
Poured a lovely shade of deep garnety-copper with a short, unbelievably long-lasting creamy beige head... some intricate lacing stuck to the glass as it descended. The aroma was an exercise in complexity and balance with deeply-rooted plum, toffee, and brandy notes laced with sour green apples, splinters of old oak, and a soft, dusty, peppery yeast that’s up there with my favorite things.. some banana comes through right at the end. The flavor was close, but didn’t quite hold up to the nose (we’re talking high standards here).. honey, brown sugar, and raisins roll gracefully onto the palate with a little bit sharper oak and Calvados riding out the warm back-end with peppery notes and funk from the yeast.. very nice balance. Warm on the palate with layer upon layer of goodness.. sweet overall, and quite strong on the back-end.. overall a fantastic brew!
rudolf (2276) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to RadioMGB for this one. Cloudy mahogany, tan head. Nose is caramel, honey, dark roasted malts & hops. Some mint & alcohol. Flavor is reduced maple syrup, alcohol. Woodiness dries it out w. dark fruits & tobacco. Loads of caramel in the finish with some english toffee.
DSG (3927) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 Re-rate 1/16/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Nimrod. Dark brown with a beige to light brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, liqueur, some dark chocolate, cocoa and a bit of vanilla. Flavor of dark fruits, some wood, vinous notes, caramel and a bit of chocolate hints. Medium-bodied. Pretty good, 7/4/7/3/14=3.5
(2/27/08) Draught at Hotel Erasmus in Bruges. Very dark brown color, almost opaque, with a medium, slowly-diminishing beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some roastiness, some earth, some spices and dark fruits. Sweet flavor of malt and caramel, some oak, some spicy notes and dark fruits. More oak as it gets warmer. Finish feels a bit oxidized. Medium to full bodied. This beer has tons of character and still great drinkability. 8/4/9/5/17=4.3
(2/28/08) Bottle sample at PreZBF@Alvinne in Heule. Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of wood, malt, caramel, dark fruits and a bit of spices. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, light wood and some dark fruits. Finishes dry. Full-bodied. Outstanding. This one was even better than from the draught. 9/5/9/5/18=4.6
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2010 Multiple vintages, including a 4 year old 2005 example at Kulminator. This one pours a crazy looking, cloudy, muddy, golden-tinted mauve color. A swirly tan film with a bubbly edge crowns the top in stark contrast to the massive, billowing foam of the regular Pannepot. The inviting appearance leads into a sweet aroma of luscious caramel, dried figs, raisins, and sweet, concentrated apples. Silky Belgian yeast and creamy, vanilla-laden barrel notes add depth and complexity. In the mouth, the sweet-tart apples push their way through the sweeter elements, emerging on the forefront. Soon after, smooth, figgy dark fruit notes follow in waves, as smooth oak and vanilla round things out beautifully. The substantial body is smooth, almost aerated and moderately carbonated, resulting in a nice mouthfeel. Some of the older examples I’ve had showed just a tinge of welcomed oxidation. Excellent beer. Just fantastic stuff.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… GIABMISGFAB… Cloudy prune-colored ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is subdued, but I sense notes of wood, dark fruits and brown sugar. Full-bodied and a touch biting with medium carbonation. The flavor provides nice balance between acidity and sweetness with offerings of Calvados, caramel and more dark fruit. Tangy, fruity, and then dry finish. Thanks go out to Marsiblursi for shipping this one across the pond!