proesti (58) - Lille Nord, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark brown in colour, fine beige mousse. Aroma is mega complex, it smells like porto mixed with the famous westvleteren 12. This beer makes me happy ! And I am happy because I could buy some of the last 2006 bottles at the Struise shop. The taste of this beers is maibe the best i have ever tasted. It is rich and elegant, spicey, malty and soft. aftertaste is refined and complex a true masterpiece.
Bullit (4106) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 11, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Borefts Beer Festival 2009. Dark brown colour, tan head. Aroma of toasted malts, fruits and yeast. Flavour or roasted malts, dry and dark fruits, coffee, yeast. Very nice.
pompelmoes (89) - BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2009
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Intens dark brown, chesnut like in colour with red highlights and creamy beige head on top. Aroma is very winelike and refined complex. It has a rich malty character with hints of coffee Port-wine and dried fruits. The taste is full, elegant and very soft. It is less stout like then the regular one but the Quadruple character in this beer is more present. Aftertaste is long, complex soft malty and nicely bread like.
A tuely great beer with a longlasting aftertaste.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 Vintage. Overall I prefer the regular Pannepot, but a nice beer. Nose is a bit too boozy, but some of the plum notes come through. Taste of port, figs,raisins, oak and spice. Has a more sour character compared to the regular version.
Boutip (5033) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 vintage drank in 2009 - Bottle: Poured dark brown color ale with a small foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of oak and light warming alcohol with some dry figs and a light chocolate note also perceptible. Taste is quite a complex mix between some oak notes with dry figs and raisins malt, light chocolate and a bit too much residual sugar at the end. Body is full with limited filtration and some low carbonation and no alcohol discernable thought it can be felt. Not bad but I have too admit that the regular version is definitely better then this.
jerohen (2058) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled at 1st Borefts Beer festival, Bodegraven. Another great beer, you just can’t go wrong at this festival. Very sweet malty beer, very complex yet smooth. Nevertheless a liked the Grand Reserva even better. But all Pannepots are simply brilliant.
Joen (42) - Tricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle, Reserva 2007. Dark brown coloured beer with smooth creamy lasting head. Aroma’s: coffe, caramel (malt) and liquorice. Sweet malty light bitter taste which evolves to a more smoky bitter.
Wel balanced beer.
No TMA results jet.
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark, almost black pour. Thick tan head. Aroma of oak, spice, and dark fruit, yeast, a bit of booze. Flavor features tons of roasted maltiness, quite sweet, toffee/caramel finish that lingers for a while, very nice. Extremely balanced and well rounded from the outset, but this aspect of the beer improves even further as it warms. Sticky, syrupy mouthfeel. Great beer.
kramer (5328) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 oz bottle, 2005 Vintage. Pours a mostly clear dark amber body with a one finger fizzy off-white head that had nice retention. Huge fruity nose, lots of yeast, light alcohol, just a light barrel character. Overall, it smells like this is to be a little drier than the regular version. The flavor is yeasty, very fruity with lots of fig, plummy, and caramel notes. Moderate but not overpowering alcohol, and surprisingly not a whole lot of oakiness. I was expecting this to be much more about the barrel. Still overall pretty sweet, but not so much as the regular. Pretty full bodied with a bit of sticky caramel, but it seems like this is a little thinned by the alcohol. A little too much overly fizzy and frothy carbonation keeps this from being better. Decent, but not as good as the regular version.
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer had a great smoke oak flavor. It was almost like a nice smooth bourbon cut with spice, chocolate, and dried fruits. The head of the beer is excellent. This was my last Begian beer experience in Belgium during my 2009 trip. I was not dissapointed, but I was expecting a bit more from the beer...Maybe for complexity.