drmet (956) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2017 kepano (278) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 Rated on June 4th, 2012.
This one’s been aging six years now, and I thought it would grand time to revisit it, along with the Grand Reserva version.
Pours a dark marroon red. Within the highlights one sees a certain clarity to the beer, unlike Westvleteren’s typical chunkiness. The frothy off-white head dissipated quickly leaving behind a soft stream of bubbles that trail to the rim of the glass.
The smell is vivid, deep but with bright notes of cherries and pipe tobacco. Dark malty undertones of bitter unsweetened chocolate and coffee beans softened with creamy vanilla. Finds itself more aligned with St. Bernardus in the nose, although even brighter perhaps. As the beer warms up, plum, caramel and some wispy alcoholic tones appear.
The first sip is unctuous, thick, rich with smoky tobacco flavors that roll onto the tongue in a wave of syrupy sweetness. The slight carbonation tingles as a burst of cherry and caramel develops. Smoothly the Pannepot transitions off the palate and into a long and powerful finish.
Pannepot is one of those few beers that manages to balance amazing complexity with a punchy distinctive flavor that doesn’t lose its focus. It’s the difference between a symphony and a cacophony. I think of this brew as a true counterpart to our favorite trappists. I wouldn’t call myself a believer, but the Pannepot truly invokes a spiritual feeling.
My biggest thanks to Urbain and Carlos for an incredible experience.
Updated September 7, 2016. Ten year anniversary of my batch of Pannepot from my first trip to Struise.
Pours a dark purplish black with a lively, frothy, lacy cream head. Smells divine. Loads of overripe prunes soaked in brandy, or maybe port? Rich and balanced. Chocolate, blackberries, black currants, rounded by a small amount of oaky vanilla. A hint of licorice. Thick molasses, dark fruits, and a wisp of smokiness coming from the roasted mocha-flavored malts. The carbonation is subtle but present, adding the perfect tingly fluffy texture to this truly magnificent brew. I’m simply floored by how this beer has aged, I give it the exact same marks as 5 years ago. I have a batch of 2006 from the neighboring monks at Westvleteren that hasn’t done nearly as well!
-pours the darkest of brown with mahogany tinges with a quickly dissipating, medium to big,foamy,beige head
-vanilla,coconut,prunes,raisins,cherries cherries,coffee,prunes,rum-soaked raisins
A great BA Quad.The Aroma shines a bit more due to the dryness.
I highly recommend this. basjansen14 (366) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2017
Brownish beer with a quickly disappearing cream coloured head.
Aroma: roasted malts, some liquorice, dark fruits.
Taste: pretty much the same as the aroma but with some sourness in there.
Not a lot of carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. Kampfar (252) - Osnabrück, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2017
2013 Edition. From 0.33 L bottle; pours dark brown, nearly black with a very small, light brown head. Very malty aroma, red dried fruits, dark bread. Taste follows the aroma with a light sweetness and yeasty taste, heavy malty taste and also dried fruit. Sweet and very long, slightly yeasty finish. Full mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very good! EvNa (304) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle, 2015. Color: Very dark ruby, thin beige head. Taste: Mostly sweet, prunes, hints of brown sugar and alcohol. Soft carbonation, full body. Lightly bitter hints. Well balanced. LiwkoLiwko (392) - POLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Ciemne. Obfita piana szybko znika sycząc i pryskają. W aromacie suszone owoce, wiśnie i czekolada. Znakomicie ukryty alkohol. Gładkie i treściwe. Słodkie ale nie wyklejające.
razvanash (10) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2017
Pours black with brown-ish head. Strong hints of coffee, spices and dried prunes.
Good masked alcohol with a very slight bitter taste. Lasting aftertaste.
One of my favourites so far. kucharz (61) - Rzeszów, POLAND - MAY 23, 2017
butelka 2015 przyprawowe, ciastka, rodzynki troche czekolady alkohol fajnie ukryty w ogole nie czuc tych 10%. lux 19Oracolo78 (193) - ITALY - MAY 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2017 Birra dal colore marrone scuro. Schiuma quasi inesistente. Al naso sentori di caramello, malto tostato, toffe e caffč. Al palato si presenta con un corpo che unge la bocca, molto stucchevole e dolce. Richiama molto la rochefort 10 ma molto piů liquorosa. Tutto sommato una buona birra da bere con parsimonia. droef (190) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2017
33cl bottle. Great beer, but for some reason not my cup of tea. the aftertaste is a bit too much for me. Karstenborg (1044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2017
Pannepot 2016. Almost black with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, grapes and burnt sugar. Taste is bread, prunes and caramel