BierGarten wine and spirits (12) - Jenks, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 27, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
What can i say...Wonderful beer here. Fruity taste almost but smooth as silk. Too bad it is not available in more states I had to get it from Belgium. The 2007 is great as well as the 2006. Try this its a must~~
TAR (2685) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 edition: Eclipsed crimson. Ornately thick, lathery beige froth deposits clingy lace. Extravagantly fresh aromas of raisin bread, caramelized malt, plums, black cherries and dark rum. Elegant wafts of creamed coffee, earthy yeast, cocoa, vanilla, bubblegum, cinnamon and clove. Creamy, tiny-bubbled carbonation gently caresses the palate. Spicy alcohol paves the way for a vibrant, tongue-coating rush of banana pudding and vanilla- and putty-accented yeast. Alcohol augments the dryness but is exquisitely cloaked, and its sparse remnants are blanketed by the pillow-soft body and delicate yeastiness. Vibrant rum-infused plum flavors are enriched by a rich and squeaky-clean bready malt undertow. Dainty whispers of wafery malt contribute softness to the deep malt frame. Body is perfect as the malts are well-structured and the esters equally lustrous. Finespun bubblegum flavors add to the estery luster while a dusting of cocoa bolsters the earthiness. Sugary residuals flash their sweetness before a cleansing leathery dryness and astringency cleans things up. Never remotely cloying or medicinal despite the copious amount of sugars in this. Finishes immaculately attenuated with an equilibrium of plum, raisin, and chocolate malt notes. Notes of rummy alcohol and leather linger. Man, what a fantastic nose! So rich and aromatically malty, yet extremely subtle with a dizzying array of yeast-derived complexity at the same time. In my opinion, this beer has always relied too heavily on the candy sugar and has consequently suffered from overt sweetness and subpar attenuation. Gotta say, though, that this bottling has drastically improved over the past year as it is now remarkably cohesive and elegant rather than cloyingly medicinal. It’s now clear to me - and I say this without hesitation - when this beer brings its “A” game, it’s is on par with the best Belgian Strongs/Abbot 12s of the world.
victory (45) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
So i was at Eulogy in Old City, Philly and ordered the St Bernardus 12 on tap. The waitress said "before you settle on that, we have a couple bottles of Pannepot". Sold. Everything I love about Belgian ales I love more about Pannepot. This beer is extraordinary.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark carmel with light tan head. Great aroma of warm fruit cake. Flavor is more licorice, roasted malt and sour coffee. A bit sweet and very luxurious. What a wonderful brew to bring out during the holidays.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2008 Dark brown with a large dark tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel, candy sugar, and licorice. Flavor is sweet but balanced. Perfect palate, oh so creamy. Beautiful.
CanIHave4Beers (4024) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 A delicious highlight to a fantastic evening. The Aroma is very strong with hints of dark roasted malt, licorice, and spice. The Beer is a beautiful deep brown with a good fluffy white head. Flavor is of roasted malt, spices, and lots of dried fruits of plums & raisins. The palate is smooth but not without a very pleasant carbonation.
mjs (6530) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2008 (2006 vintage, 0.33 l bottle at Cambrinus, Brugge, on 2008-05-17) Deep dark brown. Small tan head. Malts and salty liquorice in nose. Full and bit dry palate. Caramell, salty liquorice and black currant in taste. I’m a bit disappointed with this one, don’t know why. Needs re-rating obviously.
Guerde (1288) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle, from Gunhaver) 06 bottle. Pours dark brown with a lasting tan head that lingers and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is very complex with dark fruits, red wine, sweet bread, candi sugar, and dark chocolate that each alternate in intensity everytime I take a sniff. Upon warming, some roasted malt notes even make an appearance. This is just great smelling. Taste is also the similar to the aroma, and starts out with dark fruits like plum and raisin. In mid-palate, the flavor takes a turn to more dark chocolate, and yet makes another change into more of a red wine flavor. The finish then yields a spicy and equally yeasty flavor. The complexity of this taste is amazing. When exhaling you can get a nice taste of the dark chocolate as well. The faintest hint of alcohol is present in the flavor, but it never intrudes. Mouthfeel is medium with lively carbonation. Yes, this is now one of my favorites.
sthlm (1283) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
[Bottle, thanks Guerde!] Pours dark brown with a good tan head. Aroma is amazingly complex--banana and other fresh fruits, vinous notes, caramel, what I believe to be a touch of smoke--just outstanding. Taste is fairly sweet up front with plum, peppery spices, chocolate, a little raisin and some alcohol also present. Medium-thick mouthfeel and smooth with a long finish of subdued roasted malt and chocolate. I was completely blown away by this beer the first time I had it, and have been craving it ever since. This bottle is a little more spicy than I remember the first one being (that one was more sweet and fruity), but still absolutely world class. I love this beer on so many levels, and whenever I think of it I am transported back to that perfect summer night in Göteborg when I sat down next Marsiblursi and had my beer life forever changed with their incredible generosity.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle (2006) from Beer World (Largo). Pours a dark brown to black with a thick tan head that settles quickly but heavily laces the glass. Huge nose of sweet, ripe fruit, candy, complex spices. Flavor is sweet with heavy notes of fruit, coffee, caramel, and heavily sugared candy. Sweet and bitter finish.