KAWANO (24) - JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 Became hooked on this beer to drink a sip. Taste that I do not think 10% alcohol content probably because you are allowed to settle firmly a sweetness like chocolate in a gorgeous fragrance. This beer will enjoy the temporary best to drink on the night of the cold winter.
Maarten1993 (158) - - DEC 26, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank a large 2010 bottle with Thijs on 25-12-2013. Awesome beer. Almost no foam. Very rich chocolate, coffee taste and hints of sweetness from the barrels. Alcohol taste is present. Magnificent.
574deadzone (836) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 vintage. Pours very dark brown to black with a larger khaki head that settles quickly to a ring and film, leaving a few spots of lace. Nose involves dark cherry and grape notes, brown sugar, some mild oak. Really sweet, a bit tart, and fairly bitter. Full bodied, soft carb, oily, chewy, with a lengthy toasty and fruity finish. A nice brew, but somewhat underwhelming. Not much oak influence as I could tell, overly sweet, and not quite as complex as I had hoped.
harrymel (1432) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: pours a dark brown ale with very limited clarity. Two fingers of graham head falls to a sheet of the same. Spotty lacing.
S: Graham, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter. Some yeast, sweet malts. Not incredibly complex.
T: wow, aromatic in the oral cavity! Super duper herbal. Alcohol, buttery malts, nutmeg, cinnamon, grain. Woody flavors are really raw.
M: Heavy body with moderately high carbonation. Resinating finish is semi dry and viscous.
O: Really complex beer here. The nose doesnít impress, but the flavor and mouthfeel are nice.
Serving type: bottle
EricTeusink (540) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Concerned I might have gotten a bad bottle. 2010 vintage. Maybe these have already peaked. Pours light brown with minimal light tan head. Scent is bready and faint. Taste is not complex and somewhat bland sweet and grain flavors. Going to try the standard Pannepot of a more recent vintage. I was really excited to try this and am left trying to figure out what happened. Bottle - The Porter Beer Bar - Atlanta, GA
ShivanDragon (1168) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch #4, 2009 versie, zwart met zeer fijn bruine kraag
aroma van gebrande mouten, zoet, zuurtje, vanille en donkere fruiten
smaken: redelijk zoet, licht bitter, zeer sterk, redelijk moutig, matig kruidig, banaan, rozijn, caramel, iets van taart/deeg, lichte port/rode wijn, vanille, gedroogd fruit met mooie moutigheid
volle body, romig in de mond, lage co2, perfect gebalanceerd !
Scrapersnbeer (1379) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Famous beer with a strong dark fruit aroma that also features wood smoke, soy maybe, and something menacingly medical and boozy. Dark brown sludge appearance, wonít retain a head for long. Sweet, savory smokey malt taste. Seems like it could be very sugary but is balanced out by itís strength and aging-added flavors. Equal parts mellow and intense. Thick palate cloaking body. Dry, papery after effects. Very effective big brown ale, although I didnít think the original Pannepot could be improved upon, and still feel that way.
tmongoose (1024) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on draft poured a darkish red/brown color with white head. I let it sit for a moment and just stared at it...the aroma of some spice, oak, malty sweetness and I believe 2009 vintage. the flavor was so evenly balanced that I didnít want to share with my guest but I did and they all liked. the oaken spice blended with the roasty malts was incredible. this is a special occasion beer and well deserved.
ElManana (115) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nose is quite medicinal, acidic. Maybe whine-like? Doesn't smell like Pannepot. Taste is absolutely brilliant, amazing balance between sour, roasted, and yeast. Even better than Pannepot
illidurit (1999) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Canít believe Iíve never had this until now. 33 cL bottle -- 2010 vintage -- poured into a wine glass. Deep dark amber pour with an ecru head. Brown sugar-covered dates with a smattering of tart berries and a touch of concord grape on the aroma. Flavor gives an initial burst of ashy chocolate, quickly tempered by wood and raspberry seeds before finishing with a roasty tobacco flourish. Body is well-aerated, light and moussey but not thin, no real alcohol presence.