mathieuc (923) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 vintage (first ever I think). Brown brew as per bottle with a small white head that doesn’t linger too long. Aroma is full of sweet candi syrup and almost no barrel notes (I would have thought it would be a barrel bomb but it isn’t...). Mouthfeel is watery compared to the regular Pannepot and carbonation is low-medium which is nice. Taste is sweet with a sour edge. Flavors of molasse and again close to none Calvados notes. The sourness must come from the barrel though and maybe Calvados just doesn’t blend well with this kind of brew. It is good and enjoyable, just not meeting my somewhat high expectations for a barrel aged Pannepot. Might be because it was bottled in 2007 too.
andrewturba (885) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy deep brown with a small patchy tan head. Aroma is spicy Belgian yeast, dark dried fruits notably plums, dark candied sugars, and lightly sour. Taste is wood, mildly sour, dark dried fruits, cherries, plums, raisins, spicy Belgian yeast, some wine characteristics and candied sugars. Really digging the light woody/fruity sourness.
tmrmwel (721) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, vintage 2005. Pours dark brown, with a finger thick, creamy mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts, nuts, spices, alcohol and prunes. Full body with soft carbonation. Flavour is malty with plums, oak barrels, spicy hints of aquavit, fruit and kandi giving a quite tart fruity finish.
cpetrone84 (1160) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vintage ’05 on the bottle. Pour is deep brown with a tight tan head. Nose has a ton of rich dark malt, figs, brown sugar, red grapes, a bit oxidized, nutty, cardboard, and boozy notes in back. Taste is also a good bit oxidized. The cardboard is strong with the rich malt being faded. Brown sugar and fig with booze in back. The cardboard lingers through the finish. Medium to full body, fairly good carbonation.
Grzesiek79 (2903) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 27, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Vintage 2008. Arcy klasyk, swietne i niesamowite piwo. Perfekcyjnie trafia w moj gust, niczego nie moglem sie przyczepic po tym leciwym piwie. Czarne oleiste, moze lekko czerwony refleks gdzieniegdzie sie zauwaza. Zapach intrygujacy, porto, scherry, sliwki trufle i gozka czekolada. W smaku te same wrazenia ale dochodza powidla sliwkowe i zmwlaszcza pieczone jablka, troche rumu i wspaniala rozgrzewajaca koncowka. Wytrawna i dluga. Piana gesta zoltawa ,srednio obfita ale jak na tak mocne piwo utrzymuje sie dosc dlugo, oczywiscie znaczac swoja obecnosc na pucharku. Godne poleceniu wyrachowanemu i doswiadczonemu piwoszowi. Jak najbardziej zalecane piwo do stazenia. Jeszcze raz podkresle, to artyzm i mistrzostwo wazenia i kondycjonowania tego piwa.
Gurthnar (1115) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle kindly shared by Cuso, thank you! 2008 vintage, 5 years old at the time of drinking. Aroma chocolate, plums, alcohol sting, lightly sour. Dark brown colour. Taste is chocolatey, spicy, only very light sweetness. Alcohol not present in any big amount, as opposed to the 2006 regular version we drank earlier. Moderate bitterness, moderate sweetness, light alcohol. Very good, but sadly overall weaker than the 2006 regular, which managed to impress with a sofisticated complexity. With beers of this age, it was hard to say, if it lacked the 2 bonus years of aging, or something else.
Maarten1993 (165) - - DEC 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 Drank with Thijs, at a wonderful night (21-12). Not better than regular pannepot in my opinion. Still a great beer though. Small amount of foam. Sweet taste, large hints of wine and small touches of roggebrood. Much depth.
JefVerstraete (843) - BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2008. Dark brown/black colour, a lot of beige foam. Moderate carbonation. Complex aroma of roasted malts, dark fruit and some chocolate. Very well balanced. Sweet with bitter finish. Hints of oak. Very good!
Cuso (3638) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kaufmanized, he sent me as win from his charity LIF. Vintage 2008. Dark brown color with beige head. Coffee, some berries, raisins, sourness in aroma. Taste is surprisingly tart with coffee, raisins, plums, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood. Tart finish. Went nicely with chocolate cake. Tasty.
Karol (460) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle by Cuso, many thanks! Bottled in 2008. Overall delicious! A bit sour, a bit bitter compared to the pannepot In had prior this.
MisoW (670) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso, many thanks. Vintage 2008. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is sourish, coffe,red berries, raisins. Taste is sourish, medium sweet, raisins, bitter finish, coffee, chocolate. Nice one.