drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. pours black tan head nose grapey raisin, chocolat,
figs, flavors are real sweet grapey figs, winey, licorice, just seems over barrelled to me.
Barrelbelly (741) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From Tap. Dark brown with creamy foam head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, wood. Taste of vey sweet caramel, chocolate, coffee, toffee and wood. Some sticky wine, like tanines, and dry wooden aftertaste. Warm alcohol finish. Much more complex than the original pannepot.
daniele (7577) - ITALY - DEC 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente naso speziato vinoso lievi tostaure morbida cremosa un tocco di legno
deyholla (9752) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from the tap at Three Floyds XV. Poured a clean black with a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a good amount of dark fruits, with notes of dark grains and roast backed by a nice port note. Flavor again had a nice combination of dark fruits and port with backing sweet dark grains and a bit of molasses.
Koelschtrinker (15817) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Zu Beginn nach Honig, typisch belgische Hefenoten. Geringes Alkoholauftreten mit dunklen Kräuternoten. Edrig, süß-würzig, gelungen, vollmundig. 10/12/11/11//11
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at FFF XV Party (Munster, IN). Pours a roasty blackish brown pour with good frothy offwhite head, laces small. Aromas are crisp toffee and caramel and vanilla, touches of red fruit and oak. Initial is red fruit, cherries and raspberries, a touch of boozy cough syrup, vanilla, oak, toast, and sweet malts. Middle is a bit coughy syrupy, more red wine tannins, caramel and toffee, vanilla, touch of spice. A nice touch of booziness, vanilla. Red fruit. Finish is just a touch a tart, red fruit, a bit artificial, oak, and sweet malts. Ok, a bit cough syrupy but the oak and Port element are well received. Would like to try again, it’s a bit inviting beer.
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft, huge thanks to Urbain and Struise for coming through with a rare tick for XV... looks much darker than regular pannepot, dark brown, not much of a head... the aroma is really sweet, you get tons of the port, very spirity, I like it... the taste is a touch to sweet, a bit long in the barrel, if it was less time I think the base of dark fruits would have cut the sweetness a bit better, still an excellent beer
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ Borefts 2011. Dark brown color with a beige head. Dark fruity aroma of plums, raisins, caramel and vanilla. Dense body, with medium carbonation. Sweet, with a roasty, dry finish. Very nice one.
Vaiz (4182) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ BBF2011. Hazy brown pour. Aroma of dark fruits, grapes and roasty. Flavor is sweet dark fruits, thick bodied, raisins, oak and smooth. Very well aged, great balance.
Countbeer (5918) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ BBF’11:
Dark brown to blackish beer with some light brown bubbles that disappears quick.
The beer was a bit too cold to smell and taste this brew correctly.
Smell was very light: just some darker fruits and sweets like toffee and caramel.
Tasted just some things like caramel/toffee, darker fruits, prunes, something port-ish and hints of yeast and light spicy.
Sweet dark fruit light bitter lighter sour aftertaste.
Didn’t think it was bad, but it was served a bit too cold.