steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2011
Sweeter than the regular pannepot. Sweet caramel and candy. Very tasty but not as good as the regular Tweeke (37) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2011
Bottle, 2006 vintage. Very fine bubbles, head disappears quickly. Creaminess, vanilla, dark fruit in the nose. Very soft and balanced taste, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla. Medium to heavy body. Little carbonation, but far from flat. Nice and delicate long finish. BuckeyeBoy (7718) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2011
Vintage 2008 bottle Thanks to Sam. Pours out brown with some red highlights topped with a sand head. Aroma was of caramel, pit fruit, oak, and some spice. Taste was nice more of the pit fruit sweetness along with a good spice and malt.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2011
pours black with tanish head. nose is malt syrup, old lady candies, liquorice, and spices. Not really what I was expecting at all. love that liquorice. taste is similar with a great lightness to it. you can drink these 9% beers like water. it’s crazy. Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2011
Muddy brown pour from bottle with a very thin head. Aroma is dark fruits and light booze. Taste is figs, raisins and yeast. Smooth finish. Excellent.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2011
11.2oz bottle. 2008 vintage. Served at cellar temp into a St. Bernardus goblet, leaving the lees in the bottle to enjoy later on their own.callmemickey (4543) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2011
Pours murky brown with a small short-lived light tan head that holds a wispy cap and leaves fair lacing.
Aroma is rich dark fruits, wine like tannin qualities, figs, plums, dates, raisins, candi sugar and belgian yeast, the oak and vanilla notes come through as well. Quite complex and of very good strength.
Flavor follows suit with intense dark fruits as in the nose, candi sugar, caramel, molasses, chocolate, vanilla, oak, quite sweet, very very rich, minimal alcohol at the end. Delicious.
Mouthfeel is medium-full, creamy, soft, low carbonation, somewhat sticky.
An absolutely fantastic BSDA. Love the effects of oak aging to add an additional layer of complexity. Quite a treat!
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 2007 bottle tasted blind as part of a top 10 quad blind tasting.
A: Deep brown body with the faintest hints of red. Healthy khaki cap.
S: Plenty of dark fruits, figs and raisins. A little clove and possibly nutmeg.
T: Spice (nutmeg?) and loads of dark fruits up front. Nice malty base with caramel and brown sugar.
M: Medium-full bodied. Smooth and velvety.
O: Very nice. Layered and complex. Top notch quad. drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Beer is dark brown and hazy with a strong tan head of tiny bubbles that leaves a TON of lacing on the glass, it’s completely coated. Beer served in a Russian River tulip. Carbonation steady.
Aroma is sweet and caramelly with some dark fruit and candy in there.
Beer is sweet and medium to thick in the mouth. The roast comes up late and is separated from the total beer. This is a nice, caramel candied beer. Oddly dry late on the palate though. Beer is very drinkable. It’s very awesome. If you like Quads, this is a must try. Low bitterness, easy finish, a great great beer.
The oak is not pronounced in oakiness or vanilla in this beer though, if it were more oaky in it’s nature I think I would appreciate the oak aging more. Personally.
Serving type: bottle chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
33cl bottle picked up from the web shop. 2008 vintage appropriately served in a De Struise glass... A dark hued copper with hints of amber, slightly see through, a little darker than Pannepot. The head is a light tan, only rises a couple fingers, not much especially for a De Struise glass pour. Good retention and lacing though... The aroma is surprisingly restrained for an oaked version of Pannepot, Pannepot seems to have stronger and sweeter quad notes. Typical quad notes of dark fruits, figs, and raisins are there but they come off a touch sterile, metallic, chemical. I don’t get any nice caramel or candi sugar or oak. Sterile figs with alcohol. I’m sadly not loving this... The taste is much better as it really brings out dried figs and raisins, subtle oak, and some molasses. Very tastey and drinkable. However, the mouthfeel is super light, especially compared to the base beer. Incredibly crushable 10%.
This is still a very good quad, just slightly disappointed in the nose and mouthfeel. I bought a dozen of these so hopefully they get better in time. bb (9311) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. 2008 vintage. Brown-mahogony beer with a thin light tan head. Spice and malt aroma with caramel, light sweetness, and light fruitiness. Malt and caramel flavor with light brown sugar, light spice, and light apple. Medium bodied. Malt and caramel lingers with light spice, light yeast, and light apple fruitiness.