mathieuc (1189) - 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.
StoutHead (608) - DENMARK - JUL 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2009 Bottle. Pours a deep red color with a big frothy beige head. Aroma of malt, fruits and caramel. The sweet taste is of malt, coffee, caramel, dark ripe fruits, chocolate, oak, spices and alcohol. Full body and average carbonation. The finish is malty, a bit bitter and with a hint of booze. This one is complex, smooth and very very good.
Calisky (558) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 Couleur brune sombre, reflet ambrés, mousse beige qui disparait. Nez complexe et intense de caramel grillé, cassonade, fruits secs, vanille, reglisse, note d’alcool, pain d’épice. Gout malté grillé, caramel, prune reglisse, fruits secs, fruits noirs, notes fruitées, raisin, très complexe, huileuse mais bien ronde en bouche. Superbe!
mjik83 (64) - - JUL 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl flesje via Être Gourmet
Alcoholpercentage van 10%
Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas
Uiterlijk: zwart, minimale crème kraag
Aroma en smaak: koffie, chocolade, rozijnen, zoet, bitter. Diepe smaken.
Conclusie: maakt de verwachting waar, lekkere stout. Topper van de Struise Brouwers.
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audryla (7) - LITHUANIA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 2009. Chocolate, coffee, resin aroma. Brown head. Taste is very complex with hints of oak. Full body. Want more one...
TET (1580) - FINLAND - JUL 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2009, exp. 04/05/2019. A very dark brown beer with an almost medium and beige head. The nose is just great, lots of dark and dried fruits, prune, dates, strawberries, some liquirice and hint of alcohol. Taste has dark fruits, prune, raisins, quite strong herbs, dry barrel, some fresh strawberries. Hint of alcohol in the end but that’s not bothering, it should be there. Almost full bodied, smooth and nice to drink. The great beer, a perfect balance and smoothness, very complex.
Torrefacto (521) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color caramelo oscuro limpio con espuma beige. Aromas de caramelo, frutas confitadas, madera. Cuerpo denso, textura sedosa, con inicio dulce y afrutado con toque de acidez y final seco, como madera. Excelente.
ST247 (367) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @Bierhuyske. Pours black with fast disappearing beige head. Aroma is caramel and alcohol. Taste is coffee and caramel. Full mouthfeel.
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A most generous gift from HogtownHarry. Pours a deep brown pour with a wispy, fast-fading tan head. The aroma is great - intense figgy fruitiness. Dates, plums and some hint of tartness that reminds me of some cider barrel aged stuff I’ve had in Ontario. Slightly boozy but not in a bad way - it’s got loads of oak and warming intensifies this aspect of it. Rich and chewy with a nice balance. Showing some age but is in fine condition.
Buongiorgio00 (739) - - JUN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2011. Esplosione di gusti che va dalla prugna e le bacche alla nocciola e caramello, con una torbatura leggera e note di legno maturo e dolce. Stupenda ed elegante!!!
Seul (1) - Lokeren, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2009. Bottle from Geers.
Dark, almost black, with a beautiful red shine to it when held in the light. Quickly disappearing tan head.
I had the Reserva the day after this, and I must say the second aging on calvados barrels does wonders for this Grand Reserva: the acidity of the French oak is much more balanced and less prominent on the tongue.
Velvet like smoothness, I only had a real hint of booze (calvados) on the last sip. Hiding its alohol % very well.
My favourite Belgian beer?.. My favourite Belgian beer.