drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. 2006 vintage. huge thanks to pantanap for breaking this bad boy out and then pairing it with regular pannepot. pours dark frown with off white head (slightly lightly in color and not nearly as dark a head as regular pannepot). the aroma is very similar to regular pannepot but taken down a notch (not as sweet, nutmeg, and other spices), notes of oak, nutmeg, cardamom, and dark fruits. flavor is held together nicely by the oak with some oak, vanilla, dark fruits, and nutmeg. the flavors are toned down, less sweet, and more together than regular pannepot. the finish is drier, slightly sour, and seemingly more complete than regular pannpot. also the mouth feel is fuller than regular pannepot. in the end, it holds a lot of the original pannepot characteristics but less sweet and spices making it mellower and even more drinkable, however, I like the intense sweet and spice notes in the regular panapot so they score the same for me as both are amazing beers for different reasons.
pantanap (3328) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2008 750ml bottle thanks to jeppe! cheers my man!.....pours deeper brown with some reddish plum hues (lighter than the standard). topped of by a hefty fluffy light tan head....nose was nice and oaky and still full of spice but less so than the regular version. nice soury-sweet-spiciness that works with a nice synergy.....so soft and supple in the mouth, velvety smooth on the tongue. specifics fall upon the dark fruit yet still maintaining the nice spiciness of the original. perhaps this is a little too soft for its own good in comparison but i think i mght give the edge out to this original if only .1 more.
Add +.1 because i can’t stop thinking about this one. Will need to try this against the grand reserve somehow.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Papsoe. Wonderful aromas of chocolate and cherry. Some wood in there too. Flavor was very mild wood with more cherry and some alcohol. I definitely like the original better. But I am starting to get a bit wooded out. Still, this is a wonderful beer.
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle@Dr.Bills Poured brown and clear with a lasting head. A light aroma of fruit, fizzy, with a great warm smooth taste. A great tasty beer.
charlotte (3820) - rødovre, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy reddish colour.Taste is deep fruity a bit like good red wine.Flavor of Cherry and Grapes aswell,full body and well balanced beer.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - FEB 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks againg to Fordest. This was good, however I think that the regular pannepot was equally as good. Pours brown with an slightly auburn hue and tan head. Aroma of wood and malt. Flavors of sweet malt, oak, and brown sugar.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - FEB 8, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to fordest for sharing this one. I thought the aroma was a little lacking but the flavor was outstanding. Some sweetness from carmalized brown sugar, malts, and some burnt wood detected. Very smooth. I really enjoyed this one.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks puzzl! Pours a beautiful deep brown/burgundy with a creamy khaki head. The nose has an ideal oak presence. Soft pine-wood notes, as well as some sweet Belgian malt notes of toasted brown sugar. Nice creamy carbonation. The flavor has mild oak notes, with a perfect presence. Nice soft Belgian malts play an important role in the flavor, supplying subtle sweet and toasted notes. Creamy and smooth. A delicious Belgian Ale.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 This is due for a re-rate, let me say that up front. I had only a very small sample, but I have another bottle which I will drink all to myself to properly assess this beer, hopefully within the next month. Has a woody, sweet aroma, cinnamon, pineapple, pine tar, resinous, with a sweet finish. Tobacco flavor is present but subtle, but palate is a bit thin and doesn’t offer the wonderfully refined sweetness of its brother. I look forward to having more than a few ounces of this. 7/4/7/4/3.9
update 6/30/08: Drank this alongside normal pannepot and pannepot GR. Man, what a beer. Pours a beautiful dark brown with an unbelievable head. Though the sweetness is not as complex as its unaged brethren, it has a light but beautiful sourness and wonderful tobacco notes. The body is extremely soft and an absolute delight to drink. A fantastic beer. 8/5/8/5/4.3
notalush (4464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to puzzl for sharing (huge thanks!) - one of the best beers at quite an impressive tasting - soft but complex aroma of wood, scotch, brown sugar, lavender - very soft carbonation, silky mouthfeel - light oak, brown sugar, light nutty character - very light tartness - dark fruit, red wine flavors, anise and chocolate way in the back - indescribably awesome.