Struise Pannepot Special Reserve
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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Saw the first daylight at Borefts Beer festival 2011. Pannepot aged for three years on port barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4512) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2012
Tap. Pours deep, tawny brown with a trace of off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, figs, prunes, floral hops, black cherries, chocolate, and light port. Flavor is balanced malt and fruit esters with light supporting hops; semi-sweet finish with port undertones throughout. Full body, low carbonation, and high warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
Draught at ACBF 2012. Clear deep dark brown - offwhite head. Brown sugar, phenolic, roasted, metallic, fruity, wooden, port wine, chocolate notes, cocoa, dark fruits, licoirce notes, prunes. A bit disapointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2012
Draft @ 5th ACBF 2012. An almost black colored beer, with a dark beige fomay head. The aroma of dark roasted malts with chocolate and fruits. The taste of dark chocolate with dark fruits, some bitter with sweets. The aftertaste, notes of choclate, sweets with a nice bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2012
Draft @ ACBF 2012, Moen. Cuivrée/acajou, col épais café au lait. Malt grillé, fruité noir avec un palais épais caramel et la barrique de Porto rajoutant un léger profile boisé, candi/vin rouge. Malt foncé, pale avec un léger côté caramel/toffee, la barrique reste néanmoins en retrait et le porto se fait très discret pour avoir été exposé en barrique si longtemps.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abio (1817) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Brown beer with a good head. Decent smell, a bit more spiced and wood as in the normal version it seems. Mostly sweet, alcohol kicks in decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Draft at ACBF. Pours dark brown with massive over sized head. Not the greatest pour for a 15cl taster glass... Smells sweet, toffee, not much spice like the other pannepots. Taste is caramel, yeast, alcohol, wood, and very light dark fruit. Not much port barrel for being aged in one for 3 years. Well, actually there’s not much dark fruit and a lot of sweetness, so I guess it went a little too long. Definitely not the best version, but damn good still.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (31471) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Draft. A dark brown beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, caramel, malt, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of wood, brettanomyces, alcohol, caramel, and syrup, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2013 on draft @ borefts 2011 (taken from notes): nose is lightly acid, aple, vanilla. Comes back in the taste as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (7358) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Draft. Pours brown with a beige head. Dark fruity aroma, with toasted malts, spicy yeast, some berry-like sweetness, and molasses. The flavor has raisin-like and jammy dark fruity notes, spicy yeast, light chocolate, toasted malts, sherry, red berries, and light oaky and earthy notes. A lot going on here, but it’s rather drinkable and comes together quite well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Tap at Jimmy’s 43. Marked as one year in port barrels, not three. Aroma has strong charcoal, bubblegum, herbs de provence. Muddy and slightly strange. Thick body. The port notes take the form of a light gumminess that, frankly, doesn’t work. Slightly hot and mostly unkempt.

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