jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
08 bottle in a lovely Odell skinny tulip - perfect glass for this beer. Flows into the glass with a deep ruby tint which subsequently is nearly overwhelmed by deep brown. A foamy tan head sits on top. The nose packs a punch - candy sugar and bubblegum are dominant, with raisins, figs, plums, and caramel assisting and a hint of musty oak alongside. The flavor is less sugar-dominated and carries through more of the fruity, malty tones - raisins, chocolate brownies, dark cherries, plums. Finishes smooth, rich, and velvety with a little hint of tannins. The palate is smooth as butter the whole way through - perfect carbonation on this one. The head is quite persistent, especially considering its lower carbonation level. All in all, this beer satisfies nearly every whim a beer drinker could dream up. Regular Pannepot is great, too. But this one takes the cake.
Cristobal37 (465) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ruby brown pour with nice tan head. Lots of cocoa, rosey wood, and red wine on the nose. Lots of cocoa, some vanilla, cherries, and earthy oak at first taste. Finish like a fruity red wine, but the chocolate taste lasts from start to finish. A little sweet yeasty booze here and there but an extremely solid, balanced, and fantastic beer. Letting it come to room temperature it reminds me more and more of the original Pannepot. Sweet caramel spices like cloves and cinnamon. The Struise guys really out did themselves with this one.
GlasgowTAD (841) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brown shade of black with a beige head which soon effervesces away. Aroma is caramel, dark berries and spices. Taste is caramel sweet, spices, slight leather, vanilla sweet, molasses, slight raisin, touch of dark berry acidity.
kapusil (889) - HUNGARY - NOV 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
0.33l bottle, vintage 2010. Very dark brown body, light brown head. Aroma of caramel, candi sugar, vanilla, oak, cocoa, plums and cherries. Taste of cocoa, vanilla, oak, caramel, plums and reisins. Definitely heavier (because of the oak character) than the regular Pannepot, hence quite hard to compare, but this one is also awesome.
visionthing (3888) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle (vintage 2010) from Vinmonopolet Stovner, Oslo. Pours clear, dark mahogany with a small, beige head. Malty aroma with lots of dried and dark fruits, caramel, licorice, some wooden notes, vanilla and hints of coffee, nuts and chocolate. Sweet, complex and flavourful, smooth, balanced and just delicious. Alcohol is noticeable, but well integrated. Excellent beer for a dark and chilly autumn evening.
MrOrla (1171) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at work. Pours Unclear dark brown with off-white head. Taste is malt, caramel, dark fruits, alcohol sweetness, quite intese, not my thing
bartlebier (2820) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 vintage bb 05/2019. Dark shoesole brown-mauvish pour, still fizzy, with quickly collapsing cola head. Mainly caramelised raisins and marmite in aroma, whiff of clove, Lebkuchen, speculoos and bayleaf. Minimals traces of Oude Jenever oozing through. - Starts off brown sugar sweet in taste, more dried caramel raisins and old dates, before going off on more complex savoury and even sourish tangents: fortified wine, vinsanto meet iron-y old filter coffee, loads of salty liquorish, cured wood and sauted mushrooms, a drop of fish sauce maybe. Both woody and chocolate bitter finish, with a salty sour edge. - Quite lively on the palate still, not nearly as unctuous and rich in the mouth as expected. Hence an easy sipper.
drjoeng (326) - - OCT 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
10%ABV. Belgian Strong Ale.
Poured out of the bottle a dark translucent brown. 35ºSRM.
Nose is sweet and malty. There are some nice fruity aromas of plums and prunes. Light almost candy-like sweetness. Clean and not cloying. There is a woody charactero the nose which reminds of a being in a skiff or the smell coming off wet pine.
The palate on this thing is just divine. Carbonated and well balanced. It certainly isn’t light with a ponderous and well-formed malty base where you get black bread, caramel, burnt sugar, toffee, chocolate, coffee and other dark stone fruits like prunes and honey plums. There is a delicious date-like quality to the palate as well. There is a light brief peaty smokiness to the palate as well.
The finish is bitter hops mopping up all that sweetness and the alcohol. There is a creamy buttery finish that then transitions into something fruity and clean and then ends with a nice combo flavor note of oak and hops. If you close your eyes, you can even imagine some sweet tobacco.
For obvious reasons, Goes on Favorites List!
This is afterall the base ale that goes on to become the king of all beers for me now, the Grand Reserva.
JFF (51) - - OCT 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robe noir avec une bonne mousse beige. Arômes de chênes et de réglisse rouge. On ressent à peine le fort taux d’alcool qui est bien équilibré avec le corps. Très bon, mais je m’attendais à encore plus.
Rubin77 (326) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
F: decent brown not long lasting.
C: dark, non-transparent.
A: vinous, cherries, cherries/plums fruit cake, vanilla, hint of oak wood, marzipan, rum, vanilla, dark fruits, hint of coffee, molasses, raisins, chocolate and many more…
T: 2010 bottle, vinous, cherries, dry plums, raisins, chocolate, coffee, syrupy tones, figs, alcohol, cognac, vanilla, blueberry, some cocoa and many more…, admirable complex Belgian Strong Ale aging in oak, full body, good carbonation, worth to try.
Sjohnh (539) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Colour of dark, shiny wood. Small coating of yellow / brown head. Lovely mouth feel - full and velvety. Aroma gently draws you in. Flavours are balanced and blended: malt loaf, vanilla cream, plums, dried fruit, red wine, oak, belgian yeast, chestnut, cherry. Top quality.