shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a brown head. Very spicy aroma, kind of sprucy. Flavor is sticky malts with kind of a sweet sprucy finish. Would like to try this with some age on it.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 3/5/07 Bottle sampled next to Pannepøt. Black brown in color with a tall creamy head that lasts a long while through. Brown sugar and candied dark fruits abound in the nose. Fizzy mouthfeel, cherries, dark fuits, malts, molasses, alcohol drying, with a little heat. The dark cherries are long lasting and make for an excellent beer. Wow this blows Pannepøt away as well as so many others. I must find more of this gem. 8/5/9/5/17 = 4.4
Quick rerate. The booze and fruit seem to get to me lately on this. Alcohol, sweet cherries, and dark fruit are too sweet and boozy. Good beer, but not as I would have said before. 8/5/8/5/16 = 4.2
after4ever (5861) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. 33ml, courtesy the kind hand of BitBucket. Thick grainy opaque deep brown. Medium tan bubbly head of not much thickness. Some blotches of dark brown swirling around in the head. Huge fruity nose, lots of cherries. Tingly carb, big body--really a solid attack without being a bit out of balance. Lots of caramel and cherry and sweet pie-like goodness throughout the mid palate. Mild finish without much cling. What a triumph this beer is. Pretty much the opposite of refreshing, but incredibly addictive and a real pleasure to drink. Here’s yet another one I wish I could drink all the time.
kapusta (87) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 4, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
After I drank the first bottle, I went out the next day to buy another to lay down. This is an amazing beer. Nearly black in color, it looks like a stout, but not hardly. So very rich tasting, (raisons, chocolate, cherries, and a nutmeg like spice). Nice amount of alcohol, and the right amount of sweetness (I prefer sweeter beers). A bit cloying at the end, otherwise this would be a perfect 10.
doughert82 (20) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2006. Incredible! Diversity of aromas is intense, and the flavor it produces is completely genuine. As a fan of quads, this Belgian strong ale has all the qualities of St. Bernardus or Rochefort, and in my opinion, surpasses them both. Wow, this may be the best beer around!
Marsiblursi (2980) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2007 (Bottle from the worlds greatest beer store- Ølbutikken) Pours dark brown with a huge head. Vineous, spicy, fruity aroma with plums, figs, raisins, cardamom, nutmeg and sweet cherries to coctail berries. Notes of sharp soap and grainy dark bread. A tiny bit roasted with hints of chocolate and a touch of warming alcohol. Nice sweetness and fresh spicy flavour with a fiery, light peppery alcohol sting. A bit burned with notes of coffee and chocolate. Soft, smooth, wonderful mouthfeel. Hints of dark dried fruits like raisins, figs prunes and burned fruit cake. Just a touch of anise. Really deep both in the aroma and flavour. The dark fruits ligers. Nearly full body.
JK (4244) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2007
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2007 2006. This beer exceeds my high expectations. It did foam from the bottle, but not completely out of control. It is a thick beer and very dark brown. There is a thick layer of sediment in the bottle, which I poured in to the glass. The aroma has sweet maple, malt, and spices. I do smell the cardamom. There is just a touch of alcohol on the nose, but it does not overwhelm the other aromas. Flavor is predominatly sweet. There is malt, beef, gin, tobacco, fermenting pear, and unsweetened cocoa. The alcohol is expertly integrated and its only noticeable presence is a light and pleasant burn that only shows itself after the beer has been swallowed. Thick, and perfect mouthfeel.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2010 In short: A classy and complex fruity and spicy belgian strong ale. Original and trually excellent.
How: Bottle 330ml, vintage 2006. Compared side-by-side with Pannepot Grand Reserva
The look: Cloudy dark burgundy topped by a small persistent tan head
In long: Nose is rather spicy, almost smell like a Christmas beer. Taste is mixes a wide array of fruits and a complex array of spices. Its fruity character is rather complex with just about everything from red apples, bananas, figs, and the list goes on and on… The spicy fruity cake attack paves the way for a nice floral finish. The spices are particularly well integrated and after only a few sips they became an integral part of the beer instead of a distraction. Nice earthy notes. Unlike the Reverva and Grand Reserva the regular Pannepot spiciness brings a nice dryness. The Reserva is the best of the three but only slightly. No alcohol presence at all. Excellent, of course. But ratebeer top-30? C’mon, what are you guys on? Pannepot with extra pot?
AskForJenny (1012) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 11.2oz- Red/brown on pour, pushing forth a dark tan head of massive propotion. Grapes and mint on nose, cherries and chocolate on front, hops on back. Nice.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 2006. Pours a reddish brown color with a tan head. Cinnamon and nutmeg aroma along with pine and malt. Dry flavor but very sweet on the palate. Malty with some spruce and apple notes.