craftycarl21 (2296) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
08 vintage. Uber dark brown pour with reddish tints and a large, frothy, creamy beige head. Aroma is full of vinous notes, spice, yeast, raisin, caramel, red grape, apple, pear, and a touch of boozy molasses. Flavor is just simply awesome; full of all sorts of fruit, including plum, apple, pear, grape, and even a touch of nectarine. Also some great caramel, brandy, oak, and some tannic qualities. Once again, de Struise’s yeast puts this beer up onto a level that most just simply can’t compete with. Booze also comes through nicely, but the palate is just amazingly smooth. Phenomenal brew.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour with a huge fluffy beige head. Aroma is vinous and delicious, with some typical pannepot yeast characteristics and some dark fruits, pear, raisins, dates, caramel and toffee malts, apple brandy. Flavor is decadent pear, apple brandy, red grape, nice de struise yeast burnt sugars, tasty
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a lively off white head. The aroma is loaded with dark fruits has that raisin-fig-prune note that the regular Pannepot exhibits with lots of tannic vinous notes and a slight apple note. The yeast character is bready and fruity, demonstrating some mild spice. The flavor is massive dark fruit and beautifully balanced dark and tart fruit. Brown sugar, molasses, and caramel also prevail. The palate is thick rich, and tannic in its woodyness. The finish is dry and a bit sugary.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky brown with a small head which surprises me as all Struise beers I’ve had has a huge head especially Pannepot. The aroma has the same nice fruitiness like the original Pannepot. The taste was caramel, fruity, spices and cannot say I taste any oak, but it does not seem as smooth as the regular Pannepot which I like the best amongst all its variants
Pailhead (5746) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of dark fruits, apple, raisins, vanilla, and oak. It pours a cloudy orangish-brown with a small off-white head. The flavor starts very yeasty with moderate apple. The finish has hints of raisin, oak, and a touch of plum. Medium bodied with mild carbonation and somewhat soft mouthfeel. I’ll take the regulat Pannepot.
jkwalking05 (4229) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of brown sugar, caramel, light fruit (apple, plum, grape, fig), candy sugar. Taste is of caramel, candy sugar, raisin, plum, and booze.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 bottle. Murky, ruddy brown pour with a small, loose white head. The aroma is ripe dark fruit, a hint of molasses, some subtle spices, dense oak, chocolate and tobacco. The flavor is delicately sweet plum and fig with touches of caramelized brown sugar, tobacco, oak, spice, candi sugar, banana, and leather. Velvety medium-full body with soft carbonation.
tderoeck (6464) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy redbrown beer, creme-coloured head. Smells sweet, caramel, banana, raisins. Tastes a little sweet, full and round. A little sour touch. The aftertaste is all caramel and roasted malts. A little tart but not unpleasant.
Dorstig (51) - Oegstgeest, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a brownish/red with thin beige head which leaves an attractive lacing. Aroma very complex, herbal, tar, leather, vineous, some smoke, reminescent of aged brandy. In the mouth the same glorious sweet, sticky maltiness as in the "normal" Pannepot with tones of oak. pinewood, earth leaves, raisins. A balanced mellow finish. Glorious!!
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle of the ’08. Where the hell did this beer come from? It seems radically different from all the other pannepot variants I have had. Aroma has big fruit and flowers up front with very light vanilla and a hint of paper. The flavor is dried apples and peaches with a dry, yeasty finish. Weird for pannepot, but pretty nice all the same.