Hermod (8509) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2011
33cl bottle @home, labeled Reserva 2008. BB 4/2015. Enjoyed as my 1000th rating.Shared with my better half. Poured brown color with a thin head. Complex aroma of molasses, caramel malt and dried fruits. Flavor is caramel, wood, sweet fruit and some spicy notes, everything blending together perfectly. Silky smooth, no trace of alcohol whatsoever. Long lingering caramelly finish. Medium bodied. jaspe007 (47) - Utrecht/Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2011
Fits in between the original Pannepot and the Pannepot grand reserva, taste wise. Great beer, but i’m not sure about the additional flavors that result from the aging on oak.. the port like hints blend in well, but they’re not my favorite. Rune (13720) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
330ml bottle, labelled PNP no. 4, 2008, nicely served at t’ Brugs Beertje. Low, beige head. Inviting deep, dark-ruby body colour. Fine smell of dried and dark fruits. Delicate taste profile with dark-dried fruits in interplay with candy sweetness, alcohol and a twist of barrel. Lingering finish and full bodied. Very tasty (Brugge, 02.05.2011). kermis (14955) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2011
Bottle from Klooster. Pours slightly murky brown with off-white head. Aroma is caramel, alcohol and cherry. Flavor is caramel, cherry, plums candy and alcohol. (Notes from offline rating) barncatmatt (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2011
330ml bottle shared with jb84 and kish84. burgundy with a tan head. dark fruit and aged belgian yeast nose. nice complex flavour. well integrated wood. nice sipper
JB84 (652) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2011
Pour mahogany beige head and terrific lace. Aroma oak, sweet malt, spice, dark fruit. Taste oak, dark fruit, Belgian spice yeast, cherries, caramel. MF medium body mild carb. Good stuff tasty and well balanced abv well hidden. Fred82 (2332) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
330ml bottle from IPB. 2007 vintage. Best before March 2014.ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Appearance : Deep brown with medium head that is short lived. No lacing.
Aroma : Spices with rich red fruits. Nice toffee and caramel with light alcohol. Light pears. Mineral notes. Notes of wood.
Taste : Red fruits with caramel and toffee. Nice spices with light hops and light mineral notes. Nice light sweetness on finish with notes of raisins and figs with spices. Some wood on the finish. Quite warm overall.
Overall : Nice stuff, quite complex. A bit too much alcohol. Appearance is also a bit disappointing. Nice wood presence, nice raisins and rich fruits. Very nice but the alcohol and light mineral notes didn’t do it for me. Big belgians used to be my favourite thing but not that much anymore... palate changes I guess.
11.2oz bottle, 2008 edition. pours a dark, hazy, burgandy with a thick, rocky, off-white head leaving sticky rings of lace. aroma is fantastic with huge notes of toffee, brandied figs, raisin bread, and dark cherries backed by subtle notes of belgian yeast, cloves, dried pears, and cocoa with a hint of oak and vanilla as it warms. flavor is wonderful as well with big fruit notes of pear, red apple, black cherry, and figs all smothered in toffee and hints of brandy backed by rich, dark breads, winter spices, and smooth, lightly toasted oak. palate is rich, full bodied, and lightly carbonated with a lingering, fruity, sweet finish. overall, a world class belgian ale. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle at Buckeye Beer Engine. Hazy brown pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of raisin, oak, banana and caramel. Caramel and raisin flavor with vanilla, oak and spice. Lasting sweet and boozy finish. konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2011
Beautiful clear brown with hints of red and a small tan head. Big aroma of toffee apples, cherries, dried fruits, apple juice and some alcohol that disturbs me a bit. Flavours are very smooth with caramel, oak, alcohol, grapes and almonds, but they are a bit thin. Ends rather dry but is smooth all the way, like pouring silk down the throat. If the flavours were a bit bolder and with less alcohol in the aroma, this would be an absolute top beer.