Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2008 Bottle thanks to Andy. Doesn’t hold its head as well as other Pannepots. Flavor is mostly applesauce. There’s a bit of Belgian yeast taste but the best part of this beer is the delicate mouthfeel.
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Very mellow and smooth at first with flavors of malt, Annis, plums, and oak that grow strong, very rapidly. Somewhat carbonated with a slight numbing in the mouth from the alcohol. Overall, a very good find.
sunevdj (2914) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with a brown head.Quite sweet with aromas of molasses and dates. Strong alcohol notes. Medium to ful lbodied with a lively carbonation. Good, but not quite what I expected.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Pours a deep cola color with a brown head. Aroma of cinnamon mixed with dark fruit and other spices. Taste is cinnamon and dark fruit up front with a sweet finish and some woody characteristics as well. This is an absolutely wonderful beer, and just as fantastic as the regular Pannepot. I wish this was more readily available in the USA, but this is just a treasure.
Stew41 (1620) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting. The abv of 10% is far more noticable that the the other 2 Pannepot beers, Relatively simpled and subdued early before a kick of aniseed, big malts and alcohol.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours out in a hazy reddish brown colour witha big and firm tan-coloured foam. Black cherries, licorice, brown sugar, wood, alcohol, vanilla, nuts and sourish red berries in the deep aroma. Full flavour of wood, alcohol, sweet licorice, nuts, coconut and cherries. Full-bodied. Long warming finish wood, vanilla, nuts, alcohol, dates and figs. Really tasty and classy but I prefer the regular version, though.
nolankowal (921) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle cbus-x graciously shared by moejuck, thanks again Joe! DIrty brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of light oak, booze, light bready malt, candied fruits. Flavors of booze soaked fruits, wood, dry malt, light malt...fairly subtle flavors. Medium body...boozey/malty with a dry finish. Pretty nice, though I think I prefer regular Pannepot a bit better...feels like the the barrell againg muted everything a bit too much. It doesn’t change the fact that it is still damn good.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy mahogany body with a thick dense beige head. A complex aroma of toffee, chocolate, cookie dough, dates, figs, vanilla, roasted nuts, butterscotch, and a touch of anise. Flavor of figs, dates, cinnamon, dark caramel, roasted malts, coriander, and nutmeg with a dry finish.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 Bottle. Body-dark hazy body with a quarter inch foamy beige head. Nose-very spicy, bready, lots of yeast, light vanilla, dates, light fig, maple and brown sugar oatmeal, butterscotch, very very light urea, light toffee. Taste-medium metal, unsweet apple, light bubblegum, unsweet raisin, unrefined/unfinished tasting, light lemon zest, low to medium alcohol, light zesty coriander, very light bourbon/vanilla, malt vinegar on the finish, light spiced rum, grains of paradise, nutmeg, light ginger, Belgian candi sugar, medium sweetness (a little too sweet for the style), hot phenols, very light lotion on the back end, camphor, lightly cottony in a sweet kind of way. Overall very good, slightly sweet without a lot of wood presence. Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing such a rare gem.
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I found this jewel at the Delirium Café while in Brussels. It was a 750ml bottle and was poured into a chalice glass.
A: It has a very dark body with high visible carbonation. Topping the body is a very thick off-white head that is continuously replenished by the carbonation allowing it to last a long time.
S: The aroma is pretty yeasty with caramel and sherry or bourbon notes. It was a bit yeasty for me personally but still very inviting.
F: The flavor makes it very obvious that this is an oaked beer. It starts initially with a good malty sweet flavor with hints of caramel and then a rush of vanilla oakiness develops and takes over. It leaves a bitter almost acidic feeling in the back of my mouth, possibly from the alcohol. As it warms up, the oak smoothes out and becomes a nicely complimenting flavor.
M: I was surprised at the mouthfeel of this beer, being only medium in body. I had expected it to be a bit heavier but it was very nice.
D: This is a great beer, although possibly not quite as good as the regular Pannepot. It is definitely one to try given the chance though.