ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks tocdog69 for sharing this at the sexual chocolate release! Vintage 2005. Muddy brown pour with garnet hues. Fluffy beige head and drippy lace. Vanilla, figs, and chocolate on the nose. Silky mouth-feel. Dark fruits, oak, toffee, and spice. Long bitter finish
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle from Cracked Kettle. Dark brown body. Sweet and oaky nose. Nice texture. Taste of oak, toffee, caramel. Very smooth.
TheEpeeist (3431) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle, 2005. Deep brown with a thin beige haze that leaves lots of lace. Nose is figs, dates and raisin with oak and chocolate. Silky, almost full, body with a light tingle. Taste is raisin, woody apple and toffee. Finishes with hints of cantaloupe. Very smooth but barrel aging has softened the flavor dynamic. Still excellent.
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 75cl. Pours a nice brown/red color. Aroma is filled with vanilla,caramel,fudge,spice and lots of fruit. Taste is about the same as the aroma with some marzipan in there aswell. Great!
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown colored beer with a firm tan head. Rockin aroma showcases the intricate complexities of Pannepot, with added notes of vanilla, red burgundy and a very light toasted wood. Nose is awesome. Flavor is mildly disappointing. The barrel seemed to mellow and tame the original Pannepot, but it seemed to lose a bit of its flavor intensity and concentration. Doesnt quite have the depth of flavor or body of regular Pannepot. That being said, still a killer brew.
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Barrel aged Pannepot all I can say is WOW.The smoothness that the barrel aging adds is over the top and if there were any edges on Pannepot. Which I never detected any Panny by itself is a World Class brew. The barrel aging adds a whole new depth to this Struise masterpiece. All the wonderfull flavors from the Pannepot the carmel vanilla spice smoothness and the added aroma of the oak aging truly push this beer into a aficionados cellar collection to be savored. My highest praise . A true masterpiece. Its METAL
Bov (9964) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2008
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
<i><b>my beer #5000!</b>; from crackedkettle.com</i> - pours a hazy ruby-brown colour under a foamy and persistant beige head; nice lace leaved on the side of the glass; vinous, very complex nose showing aromas of nut, marzipan, bread, pear, vanilla and cognac; smooth mouthfeel with a solid malt body, subtle and regualr carbonation; the quite high sweetness is nicely balanced by some late sourness and bitterness; long aftertaste of overripe fruits, caramel, wood and a deep warming alcohol touch - a divine and hugely complex brew
TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to egajdzis for sharing this. Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a bubbly off white head. Aroma of molasses, dark fruits, vanilla, pice crust, spices and almonds. Flavor of caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, nuts and toasted malt along with some spices and earthy notes.
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared courtesy of egajdzis. 2005 Vintage. Opened to a very lout and audible pop. Poured a medium to deeper reddish tinged brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of wood, dark fruits -raisins and plums-, caramel, and some earthiness. The wood really came out more and more as I spent time with this one. Tastes of wood, the same dark fruits, and vanilla. Alcohol content well hidden.
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 vintage. Ok Im totally getting a wicked metallic flavor in this one. Not the first time Ive noticed this from struise. Great lively mouthfeel. Lots of subtle flavor going on as well. I cant get passed the metallic flavor, it really is turning me off.