MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
’05 bottle. Cork came out with a loud pop. Sepia pour with a lacing beige-cream head, large-to-short quickly but everlasting. Oxidized and sour nose at this point, cherry, sawdust, and light vinegar present, yet still a decent creamy malt base. The flavor is a bit better, lightly sour again and still hints of cardboard from the oxidation, but the sherry notes blend well with the malt base and create a quite sweet, yet still somewhat balanced experience, very pleasant and warming. Creamy, thin body leaving behind a moderately sweet, sherry-like finish. Wish I’d had opened this earlier as its clearly past its peak, but it’s still rather drinkable. Until a more fresh bottle...
nickd717 (4059) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2010 330ml bottle. Pours a great clear dark brown color with a nicely formed tan head and good lacing. Aroma is fairly rich - sweet caramel and toffee and candied rum-soaked dark fruits. Some Belgian yeast also. Flavor is amazingly good. All the good parts of Pannepot are there: caramel, toffee, date, prune, fig, along with some oak barrel and slight vanilla. Incredible palate on this one. One of the smoothest beers I’ve ever had. Medium-full bodied with fairly soft carbonation. An excellent beer overall.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle, shared with Hanspanzer & Sølve. Vintage 2007. Dark brown color, nice tan head. Aroma is lovely; dark fruit, roasted malt, spices, oak and vinous. Flavor is also fantastic; perfect sweetness, dark fruit, roasted malt, oak, moderate bitterness. Smooth and very complex. World class.
jonno (2441) - JAPAN - JUN 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Geez it’s good, but it looses a lot of what makes pannepot so special. The body doesn’t have the same velvety taste and the apple that is so apparent in the gran reserva, whilst toned down, is still overly prevalent. Still an extremely good BSA with a lot of richness, but in the future I will stick to the original.
zvikar (4121) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, Thanks Dror, pours hazy brown with a milk chocolate head, powerful aroma of raisins, cherries, cognac, caramel, vanilla and nuts, feels nice and zesty with flavors of oak, vanilla, caramell, grapes, malt and some soy sauce, full bodied. Great brew
tomer (2788) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, thanks Dror, small thickish head, murky reddish brown colour, aroma of cherry liquor, dried fruits, nuts and a hint of soy, flavour of dark bread, chocolate and dark almost burned caramel, long sweet sour aftertaste. Very good.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour reveals a dark brown color with a medium beige head. Excellent aroma of spices, licorice, oak and raisins. Amazing flavor of spices, oak, licorice, raisins and brown sugar. The body is light to medium with a liquorous texture and soft to medium carbonation. This is a very interesting variation of a beer I love.
Brix (648) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted 2010-06-11. Gusher bottle. Pours dark, red/brown with brown head. Aroma of rye bread, prunes, alcohol and a little molasses. Flavour less alcoholic than scent. Actually the acl is very well hidden in the flavour. Yeast, wood, dried fruits. very tasty.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle; 2005 vintage; one of my fav beers; pours clear caramel brown with 1” tan head; aromas of stale dark fruits, an almost sour note, mild oxidation, mildly creamy texture again with some oxidation and mild sourness; missing that big sugary malt base that I remember from before; not all that bad overall, but a slight sourness is evident in this bottle and it’s certainly not what it once was; too bad as I was saving this one for the end of the year; used to be one of the best; this one I’d score a 3.5 or so, but I’ll keep most of my original rating and just say don’t age this one too long!!
Original rating 2/19/09 (Score - 4.3): 750 ml bottle; thanks after4ever!! 2006 vintage; pours clear, roasty brown with fizzt tan head; oh, man this is one of the greats and reminds me of how much i loved my first pannepot; very complex aromas of oak, dates, candy spice, yeast, chocolate and who knows what else; all the same there in the flavors; creamy texture goes down like silk and not a trace of the 10%; pretty much perfection and looking forward to another bottle!!
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JUN 10, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at a tasting: raisins, vanilla, wet wood, yeasty, light bitterness, cherries, milk chocolate, weak roasted malt as well, very rich and complex, great.