thornecb (5275) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008. Pours dark mahogany into a tulip. Thine white head recedes to nothing. Plum and molasses aromas. Sweet fig, caramel and vanilla from front to back.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. what an amazing beer! Good outer lacing, cloudy burgandy colour, excessive spices, cinnamon, faint figs, raisins, leather, earthy goodness, amazing yeast strain, fantastic balance, lovely bitterness, murky colour, soft carbanation, some lovely warming nutty texture, wow what an amazing beer! Thanks Carlo and Urbain!!
holdenn (2101) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on DLD10. Thanks I think to Adam. A good way to start off the day. Pours a brown red with a beige head. Doughy caramel toffee sweetness. Sweet malts with a fruity tartness. Dry fruity alcohol finish. Solid beer. 9/4/7/3/15 3.8
Rando7 (777) - Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer. Bottle pour to Trappist glass gives purplish brown color with thin tan head hat disappears quickly. nice lacing. Aroma of dark fruits. Taste raisins, plums, Belgian yeasts, spices, sugar, alcohol. Well balanced. palate creamy and slightly thick with clean fruity finish. Nice alcohol burn on the finish. I didnít notice the oak so much.
Overall a really good beer. A different taste than the regular Pannepot but I canít say itís necessarily superior.
mumares (98) - BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle, 2008 vintage. Pours dark brown with red notes. Tan head disappears fast. Nose is liquorice, chocolate and some woody notes. The oak is very present in the taste, with some tart/lactic flavours. Pleasant full body, very slick. Finish is boozy, some mild bitterness but overall very satisfying.
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
í08 bottle from Rando7. Not a lot hits me right away in the aroma. Itís airy; wet barrel notes, dark fruit, brown sugar and some alcohol fumes sneaking in there. It begins to open up a little bit as it breathes with more of the dark fruit coming through. Dark brown pour with a thin frothy head staying on top for good. Rich dark fruity flavors consising of prunes, plums, raisins and dates. Thereís a slight cherry tart in there but it stays very much in the background. Plenty of dried fruit sweetness. The oak, and some vanilla shows too, smooths this out and adds complexity. Thereís some soothing alcohol in the finish with the addition of spices that tastes like it belongs. Excellent beer. Whether itís better than the regular Pannepot or not, thatís a tough call.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Very dark brown/black cola color with a large, extraordinarily creamy, sticky, frothy beige head. Good retention that settles into a nice layer of creamy, sticky lace.
S - Lots of dark fruit with raisin, date, plum, and cherry aroma. Good amount of dark, caramel malt and molasses/slightly burnt brown sugar. Hints of chocolate and some oaky/vanilla aroma along with a strong spiced aroma and some yeast.
T - Similar to the nose with a good mixture of sweet malt and dark fruit with a good amount oak and spice. These make a good combination of all different taste. Molasses, caramel, and hints of chocolate come out with the malt. Similar dark fruit to the nose combines sweet and slightly tart flavor. Good amount of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and coriander are present. Slight oak and vanilla undertones are present throughout. No overly strong but definitely provide another layer of flavor. Very well balanced and complex beer.
M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Extremely smooth and creamy with a rich silky feel.
D - Very easy to drink with the smooth and creamy body and the nice balance and complexity. Really makes me want to keep drinking this.
Notes: Vintage 2007. Incredibly complex, yet very well balanced. Oak flavors arenít overly strong, but definitely present and make a great difference. Really great beer, recommended.
Nickls (2227) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 2007 on the label. Deep, dark, ruby brown color with a lightly tan/dark beige head. Dark, sweet fruit aromas but has a lot of citrus present as well, some vanilla, and the oak really comes through in the last inhale, comes together in complete bliss. Canít find the alcohol in the aroma at all. Not nearly as sweet in the taste as suggested in the aroma, toffee, some darker malt notes, bit earthy, rich, touch of sweetness, but quite a dry finish. Woody at the end as well. Medium body, quite lush and a bit slick with subtle carbonation. I hadnít quite expected to be as taken with this brew as I have been. Just fantastic.
madmitch76 (20700) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
6th March 2010. Cloudy brown beer. Soft dry palate. Soft malt, a little woody. Lots of sweet bubblegum with a little orange fruit. Not bad at all!
blipp (7775) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown with a beige head. Big plummy/dark fruity aroma, with some solid woody notes and spices. The flavor has an excellent integration of oak and dark fruity sweetness. Earthy and spicy notes lie underneath. Very good, and certainley deserving of itís spot in the top 50.