Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 Rerate: This is the most distinctive and flavorful beer I’ve had in a long time. A remarkable beer.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 Ahh pannepot(2004), where to start. Fruity with sweet malt tones, outstanding aroma, one of the best. Taste is very similar and imencly full bodied, with fruit salad, good carbonation, only bad points are the molasses can kick in to much and make it too sweet, near perfect. Aging will make this one of the best in the world. RERATE: 2005 bottle, Kulminator. This is such an amazing beer. Its just increadibly fruity, candy sugar, its just one of the best beers in the world.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2006 Bottle at Kulminator. This was just great. aroma: peaches, dark fruits and yeasty. taste: sweet, brown candy sugar, licorice and other spices, fruity. finishes sweet, fruity but not very long. full bodied, average carbonation. nice!!!!
Rerate vintage 2005: let’s cellar this one, hoping it’s sweetness is lessened over time! 7-5-7-4-18
Bov (9979) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 17, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2005 vintage; thanks to Per - pours a dark cloudy brown colour under a rocky creamy and slightly brown-tainted head; deep and incredibly complex aroma where the biscuity maltiness meets notes of orange peel, ginger, molasses and a touch of alcohol; very sweet and full-bodied; high carbonated with a moderate bitterness; oily and voluptous on the tongue; very long cookie maltiness in the finish, accompanied by more spicy and fruity (dates, figs) notes - this is absolutely marvelous !
oh6gdx (21383) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Dark brown opaque colour, huge foamy/creamy brownhead. Very complex aroma, malts, almond, nuts, alcohol, sweet fruit and caramel. Flavour of almond, nuts, sweet alcohol, raisins, plum and caramel. Aftertaste is plummy with strong sweetness. Absolutely lovely palate. Wonderful brew, which excellently hides it’s ABV. Smooth and soft yet very complex! Thanks omhper!
jerohen (2046) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2009 Dark brown coloured, beautiful lasting head. Fantastic aroma, malts, fruit, nuts, some alcohol, bit vinous. Very smooth complex flavour, chocolate, raisins and who knows what else. Fantastic soft mouthfeel. In the category of Rochefort and Westvleteren. Really, really good.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2007 Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of plums, figs, raisins, oatmeal, brown sugar and some other fruits I couldn’t distinguish from one another. Tastes of grapes, apples, cherries, spices. Full mouthfeel and a sweet finish. Good, but a bit overdone.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2007 This was a beer I had trouble keeping in a glass. Pours dark brown and hazy with a frothy tan head that wouldn’t quit. Aroma was earthy and brown sugar sweet, Flavor was over the top sweet with some sourness mixed in. I believe down the road this will be a slightly sour beer as it ages. Sweet was all there is on the finish, Thx Per for the taste of this one.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is earthy and slightly spicy. Body is hefty but not overly so, well-distributed yeast. This has some spicy (cinnamon) elements to it, but other than that is is fatiguingly sweet. Thanks to JCW for sharing!
bierkoning (10742) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Very dark colored, frothy head. 2005 vintage. Complex aroma: plums, pepper, nutmeg, maple syrup. Very sweet, sugary flavor with nutmeg, plums, apple, pear, cinnamon, chocolate and raisin. Lovely long aftertaste of apple dumplings. The alcohol is there, but fairly well hidden. I like this beer, but I prefer more body and less sugary sweetness, but the complexity is there. Perhaps this beer will further improve with cellaring.
2007 vintage, tasted in december 2012. Bottle. Marky dark brown color carmel and porto in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with caramel, red fruit and an upcoming tartness. Complex. Majestically matured.