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.
VDuquerroux (610) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 33cL. @Palais_de_la_Bière, Poitiers. A shining black beer with brown hues ; medium beige head ; medium retention. Fruity aroma (raisin, fig), alcohol, toast, roast, chocolate, licorice, wood. Medium to heavy sweet ; rounded ; warming ; light dry. Full body, thin silky texture (no oily), average carbonation, sweet lasting warming fruity finish. Overall, a pretty mesmerizing dark belgian beer ; delicious ; good "wingspan".
Gaultier (903) - SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Ølbutikken, Copenhagen 27/6-15. Chocolatey with dried fruits and banana, also some oak.
Mesjasz (229) - Lodz, POLAND - JUL 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2010 vintage. Almost black color, head quickly disappear. Aroma if roasty malts, cherries, chocolate, light coffee note, vanilla, red wine, oak. Taste is medium sweet, dry and light bitter at finish. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla, wood, cherry, bubble gum. Aftertaste sweet and dry, caramel, light alcohol note. Full body, velvet texture, soft carbonation. Not so good as i expected.
martjoobolut (1470) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2015 0,33L bottle, 2010 vintage (from beergium.com). Pours dark brown with light brown head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, dark fruits, musky, cellar, some sour notes. Flavor is very sweet, malt, caramel, vinous notes, raisins, cellar, and some alcohol. Finish has some bitter burnt sugar. Overall: woah, great one.
Jorn69 (1669) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Ölbutikken, Copenhagen 150627. [ Vintage 2010 ]. Fruity, malty and caramely with chocolate, dried fruits and some banana notes, sweet, full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and sweet with dried fruits.
mgajdaczewa (874) - Katowice, POLAND - JUN 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Piana jak na coca coli, na tym koniec minusów. W aromacie potężna beczka, drewno, rodzynki w wanilii, karmel, czerwone owoce, chyba lekka dzikość (infekcja?), piwo nie jest kwaśne, ale czuć obecność brettów. Gładkie, pełne, rodzynki i wanilia, belgijski charakter czuć w tym dziwnym brettowym posmaku, nie ma przyprawowości. Genialny aftertaste, dębina wręcz zalega na podniebieniu! Świetne piwo!
Punkero (73) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet irony taste. Wow. Elegant. Thick. Oily. Spiky. Sweet dried fruits. A hint of roasted something. Very fine, indeed. Sophisticated.
Lele (237) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 14, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Birra fenomenale, molto simile alla sua sorella più giovane, la Pennepot. Personalmente trovo quest’ultima un po’ più complessa, ma in generale sono simili. Direi che nella Reserva si percepisce un po’ di meno il Porto e un po’ di più il tostato e soprattutto la liquirizia...tanta liquirizia che è un piacere. Consigliatissima!
Beardbeerman (251) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared a bottle with a friend at the last BBQ, thanks Marc. Pours a dark mahogany with fiery highlights topped by a fizzy mocha head showing pretty good lacong. The nose is sugar cane, toffee, caramel, allspice, raisins and oak. The taste is in the same lane with a liquourish mouthfeel and decent carbs. Pair it with your favorite dark chocolate, it’s to die for. Cheers!
mateuszk (552) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, Reserva 2010. Very dark brown, red reflexes, beige head. Aroma of caramel, molasses, dark and dried fruits, oak. In taste malty caramel, toasted malts, dried fruits, wooden notes.The beer is full bodied, creamy and oily in texture, alcohol very well hidden yet giving warming effect. Great beer.