KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle 50 cl.... It pours dark brown with long lasting beige creamy head...the aroma is fruit, spices, caramel, and balsamic....the flavor is fruity, prunes, spices, dark fruits and vinous......Creamy body..... very nice mouthfeel.... arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Rootsier and thinner than normal Gran Reserva. Warming alcohol. Brown sugar and soft maltiness not as much as normal. Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2011 Vintage 2005 and Vintage 2006.Dark brownishred color,practically 0 head. Sweet malty aroma, prunes, lots of raisins,vinous,caramel,lots of oak, plum and i don’t know what else ...Spicy malty sweet taste, with ripe fruit, oak,caramel, sugar and a touch of choc. Great ! Prokroustis (745) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 21, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 2008 bottle. Pitch dark brown/black body with a small brown head. Malty aroma with caramel, blueberries, chocolate, honey, spices, licorice. Full, warming palate with perfect carbonation. Amazing sweet malty flavour with chocolate, caramel, licorice, some coffee, dark fruits and a woody dryness in the finish. Amazing. (8/5/9/5/19)
2008 bottle. Dark brown body with a minimal brown head. Amazing aroma with coffee, spices, dark chocolate, plum, licorice, honey, liqueur, red grapes. Full body, ideal carbonation. Extraordinary malty flavour with dark chocolate, licorice, caramel, dark fruits, liqueur, wood and coffee. Simply amazing. SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 20, 2011
2005 bottle. deep brown, almost black, with a small beige head. nose of licorice, toast, clove, black jack gum. smoky rich caramel calvados wood, spicy black jack gum, molasses and occasional purple grape flavors. light, airy palate similar to the other pannepot’s but velvety and smooth at the same time. the palate of these beers is incredible. aged well.
deyholla (11600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to Doodler. Pours a hazy brownish amber with a yellowish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of grain and dark fruits with oxidation. Flavor starts with dark fruits and sweet dark grains backed by caramel and oxidation. ambcompte (47) - SPAIN - NOV 19, 2011
Collonuda cervesa. Una belga de caràcter fort i m’agrada molt el gustet que li dona el pas per la bota de calvados maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle thanks to Cam from IBS. A very big thank you for my 800th rating. Pours cloudy brown-amber with a very small ring of beige bubbles forming a head. Head quickly disappears and leaves some decent spider legs down the glass. Nose is plummy with the addition of raisins and spices. Slight caramel with a very obvious note of calvados. Calvados masks a lot of the other notes a little too much. Lots of plum and oak in the taste. Slight spices. Again there is a large calvados note right through. Alcohol is warming but never too much. A very nice beer indeed but I find the calvados to be a little overwhelming. Comes together quite nicely though and is fairly balanced. Would love to have this or the other varients again at some stage mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
2005 vintage. Dark brown pour with small wispy beige head. Aroma had some notes of oxidation. Underneath that were hints of clove, light vanilla, bits of caramel and a small oak character. Very subtle and delicate. Flavors were outstanding. A light caramel sweetness coats the palate with rather thick mouthfeel and a light warming finish. Hints of grape and some wood round it out. So smooth and lush. Delightfully fantastic. 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle "05 vintage. Thanks to thetomg for tracking this one down. Dark brown pour with a small light brown head. Dark fruit and spice aromas. Smooth with caramel malt, raisin, spices, oak, vanilla, and maybe a hint of grape. Just an outstanding ale...