Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2008 bottle (at Kulminator in 2013): Incredibly complex ... where do I begin? Immensely rich with intricate notes of dark-fruit (raisin, fig, prune), chocolate, cooked caramel, brown sugar, and Sugar Daddy candy. Amazingly, it didn’t seem overly sweet, as the alcohol, subtle roast and bitterness balanced it out well. Chewy, milkshake-like texture. After every sip I discovered new flavors, and I didn’t want the beer to end.
venom666 (308) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 Dark brown color with beige medium-lasting head. Aroma is like the regular Pannepot, but much more intensified, ripe fruits, figues and raisins, chocolate, toasted malts, hazelnuts and spices are present. Taste is not as intense as the regular one, but is sweet, with toasted malts, caramel, cherries, plums, vanilla and spices. Very balanced, with well integrated alcohol. Dry finish, with coffee hints.
tectactoe (1480) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: 2010. Thanks, Ryan. Deep, deep brown, outlined with a ruby edge. Burnt khaki foam softly rests on top. Aroma of steely, toasted caramel malt, lots of residual sweetness & burnt sugars, a touch of must that almost hints at oxidation. Some dark fruit. First sip is full of sweet brown sugar & toasted caramel candies. Toffee, deep layers of macerated prunes & raisins. Hints of anise, molasses, & burnt sugar. Warmth brings out a mild phenolic character. A touch of floral & fruity esters in the finish along with a heavy burnt toast flavor that lingers. A decent beer, but I just don’t "get" this one, I guess. Liked it, didn’t love it.
TET (1565) - FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2010, exp. 04/05/2019. A very dark brown beer with a weak and beige head. The nose is complex and very enjoyable. Lots of dark fruits, prune and dates, some raisins, also fresh strawberries, herbal hops, also wood and dry barrel with vanilla, hint of alcohol. Taste has lots of dark fruits, prune, raisins, strawberries, strong herbs, drying wood and barrel with hint of vanilla in the end. Similar taste and aroma. Medium bodied, mild carbonation, fresh even that strong. Great beer. Complex, creamy, smooth and incredibly balanced.
miquelcrush (1272) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bona cervesa, es bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
Bule (697) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12oz bottle of 2010 vintage. Pours a dark brown color with not much head. Caramel and mild spice. Complex well balanced fragile flavors.
Homer321 (1744) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared at RBSG 2014. Dregs but chill lots of fruit and such. Taste is dried fruit and raisins. Nice and smooth.
fkoolen (226) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle. Deep dark reddish brown colour, beige foamy head. Nose is big on acidic wine tones along with creamy malts, brown sugar and red fruits. Taste is also big on wine notes lingering on in the (dry) aftertaste, with creamy malts, vanilla, dried figs and dades and red fruits, gingerbread, clove and other spices, chocolate, brown sugar/caramel and coffee: complex, too say the least. High alcohol grade is indeed well disguised. Medium bodied (regular Pannepot is better bodied i.m.o.), low carbonation, soft and oily mouthfeel.
crajun (936) - , Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
whoa!! 2010 bottle to glass thanks to ClarkW!!! aromas is complex but sugars and overripe fruit is what stands out. great palate and color. Taste is complex - the dark fruits, much brown sugar - but it is never cloying; spices, yeast, wow!! great stuff. Thanks Clark!!!
RussianDragon (322) - - JUN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle is 2010 vintage. Gusher for about 5 minutes. Pours a chestnut brown with a thin beige collar. The aroma offers dark malts, brown sugar, raisins. Smells nice. Great flavor and remarkably easy to drink. Alcohol hidden very well. A tad sweet, with lingering notes of plums, figs. Another great beer from De Struise.
NordicV (1095) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fat märkt 2012. Mörkbrun dimmig öl med ett lättare ljusbrunt skum. Doft av torkad frukt, fikon och trä. Trä och taniner kommer fram ännu mer i smaken. Kryddig och bra fruktig och mörkt socker sötma. Komplext men drickbart öl.