Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1156   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
The Pannepot Reserva was an idea from my brew colleague Carlo who wanted to age Pannepot in genuine French oak barrels (barrique 225 liters). We have brewed 90HL at the end of 2005 which has been aging on oak ever since (14 months). 30 Hl was bottled Tuesday 8th May 2007. 60Hl has been transferred now to second hand calvados oak vessels and will be bottled again early autumn 2007, we will name that batch Pannepot Grand Reserva. As quality and results rule at Struise, the Reserva was already brewed again and aging on oak.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4380) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with thin ring of bubbly tan head. Aroma of faint oaky vanilla and big booze, hint of dark fruit. Taste is almost like a barrel aged stout with hints of dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (487) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2016
Liquid is black as night, large, brown head. Light peaty aroma of malt. Medium body, little bit carbonation. Taste is sweet, chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2016
Bottle 330ml (2012) cellared for 4 years. Served at room temperature. Pours a dark, murky brown with a ruby tint. Head is small, tanned and average lasting. Aroma is strong and complex with notes of aged red wine; toasted wholemeal bread, dried currants, dried cranberries, blueberries, old wine barrels, cooked brown sugar, aniseed, 5 spice powder, pouch tobacco, and dried leaves. Flavour is immensely complex, smooth, and very vinous; aged red wine (strong), blueberry toast (strong), tart blackberries (strong), blackcurrants (strong), dried cranberries, toasted caramel, Belgian candy sugar, old wine barrels (strong), anise, dried leaves and a oak tannins in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation, an oily texture and an ambrosial finish. ABV is extremely well hidden. Easily one of the most complex and refined beers I have had to pleasure to taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ken1 (1855) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2016
Aroma: sweet dark ripe berries, prunes and cherries. Flavour: full dark fruity sweetness with notes of oak. A port like quality with a dry bitter finish and a warm fruity mouthfeel. Colour: very dark reddish brown with a reddish brown fading head. From: Bottle, bottled 2012, sampled Sept. 2016.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beer_queue (95) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Bottled: Oct. 2012, Sampled: 8/30/2016. Opaque, dark brown with a thin caramel head. Aromas of dried fruits (plums, dates, figs), caramel, herbs/spices, toasted bread, and honey. Arrives on palate with subtle dried dark fruits and caramel; develops a vinous, slightly tart, herbaceous, earthy middle and then moves into a finish of dark+milk chocolate blend & licorice. As it warms, the fruits and chocolates take center stage while still giving the wine notes some space at the end. Medium to light body with soft carbonation; quite lively for an old bottle! Smooth and rich in flavors while maintaining a balanced palate; excellent level of complexity throughout. Alcohol is very well hidden over its long glass life. Its tart middle shows off a lot of the French oak influence. Overall a pleasure to drink. This is a beautiful beer that achieves a nice blend of Belgian strong dark ales and French red wines.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vladslav1976 (9) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - SEP 6, 2016 does not count
Bottle. Reserva 2010. Dark brown with a beige persistent head. Aroma is complex, with notes of raisins fruit, spices, molasses, chocolate, toffee, caramel and roasted malts. Taste follows the same. Very well balanced. Less vinous than the standard Pannepot and even better than that.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Linkiewitz (102) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 30, 2016
2012. Aromat: Bardzo silne nuty beczkowe, waniliny, drewno, trochę przypraw, delikatne skojarzenia z winem + aromat cukru trzcinowego z butelki, ktry wprost zniewala. Wygląd: Ciemne, z momentalnie opadającą pianą redukowaną do zera. Smak: Analogicznie do aromatu (zwłaszcza beczka), lecz nasze kubki smakowe mogą doświadczyć dodatkowo smaku dojrzałych owocw (śliwki, morele, nawet figi), likieru (wiśniowego?) oraz wspaniałego, długiego finiszu spod znaku cukru trzcinowego. Alkohol ułożony jest wręcz perfekcyjnie, ujawnia się tylko po ogrzaniu pod postacią przyjemnego rozgrzewania w przełyku. Piwo zdecydowanie warte każdej złotwki.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andy_ (1065) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2016
330 ml bottle, 2012 vintage
Dark brown beer with beige head. Quite strong calvados. Woody as well. Also the obvious dark belgian strong ale flavors and aromas like dark sugar, plums, figs, cherry and dried fruits. Some cough surypy tones. Full palate, not too foamy. Very complex. Gets better with sediment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (2754) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
330ml bottle. 2012 vintage. Black-brown colour with a beige foam head that dissipates away. Aroma of dark fruits, roast malt, red wine, woody oak. Taste is roasted malt, sweet, molasses, dark fruits, chocolate, dried fruits, raisins, port, wood, oak and some spicy bitterness. Silky smooth mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, dry oaky bitter finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (2667) - - AUG 19, 2016
2012 bottle. Was totally wasted by the time we opened that beauty but have blurry memories of another excellent Belgian strong with rich notes of dark and dried fruits, smooth mouthfeel with wine qualities. Great stuff!

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