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


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RATINGS: 2215   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
In the early 1900s, the village of De Panne, close to the French border, was famous for two things -- the Pannepots, or fishing boats, that could be seen along the coast, and the unique dark ale enjoyed by the local fishermen. Our Old Fishermans Ale is a tribute to these hardy sailors and their rich, flavorful brew. Unfiltered. Unpasteurized. Bottle-conditioned in 33cl and 75cl.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours with a huge fluffy beige head, body is dark reddish brown, almost opaque. Rich aroma of yeast, plumb, molassis. Flavor is diverse fruit, molassis, brown sugar. Almost smokey malts. Clean finish, slightly oaky. Body is near perfect, silky with light oil. Moderate ethanol, appropriate. Very balanced, delicious beer. Thanks Nick!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlazerT (1000) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 29, 2017
Bottle. Vintage 2015. Deep brown with light brown, frothy head, Moderate malty aroma - spices, dried fruits, licorice, coffee, brown sugar, some ginger, caramel, chocolate, clear booziness, yeasty. Taste is semi-sweet to sweet, Mouthful is thick and creamy, body is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft, finish is sweet, spicy and creamy. In overall very complex, smooth and creamy. Great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1501) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2017
UPDATED: APR 29, 2017 330ml bottle from Beershop.com.ua. Vintage 2015. Pours a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, some oak. Taste is sweet, slightly tart with lots of dark fruits notes and cherries in chocolate. Similar taste with some boozy and chocolate notes. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftyHare (50) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2017
2016 330ml bottle pours deep opaque brown with almost no head. Subtle aromas of dark chocolate, dark fruits and oak. Earthy flavours of cocoa, ash, stone fruit, sour grape, white wine vinegar and herbal characters. Any sweetness is veiled by the fruity tartness that lingers through the finish. Low carbonation (almost flat), but the alcohol is reasonable well disguised. The sourness is a little dominating in this vintage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KarlPopper (110) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 18, 2017
Pannepot 2015, poured from the bottle. Some sournss, dark grapes, molasses, burnt sugar in the nose. The carbonation is quiet low for a quadrupel as the head is medium and quickly diminishes, however this is a classic carbonation for a strong ale (like ris etc.). In taste there are some dark fruity notes, dark bread, burnt sugar, its more sweet and less sour than in the aroma, but there is this strong tart note that makes it akin to wine and sour beers. Quiet interesting and complex, but I would prefer more quadrupel like and less sour version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mishnok (246) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2017
From 330ml bottle. Pours black with no head and soft carbonation. Aroma of dark fruits and raisins. Taste is slightly complex with prune, raisin, dandelion and burdock, spice and caramel. Alcohol is very evident at 10% do one to sip and savour ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bjorn77 (205) - Krakw, POLAND - APR 15, 2017
Aromat : słodki, ciężki i mocny. Są w nim karmel, suszone owoce, rodzynki, figi. Wygląd: kolor bardzo ciemnej miedzi, piana jasnobrązowa na centymetr, średniopęcherzykowa, jasnobrązowa, pźniej praktycznie zanika. Smak: słodycz, ale bardziej od jasnych, świeżych, słodkich owocw niż czekoladowa. Gładkie, treściwe i rozgrzewające. W smaku mamy wpierw świeże brzoskwinie, morele, gruszki, pźniej wchodzą suszone owoce-śliwki, figi, rodzynki, karmel i trochę czekolady. Słodycz nie jest przytłaczająca, lekka kwaskowatość na finiszu, uczucie lekkiego ściągania na języku, pewnie od alkoholu, ale nie jest to nieprzyjemne, trochę drzewnych klimatw. Wydaje się dosyć lekkie jak na swą moc. Dobre

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1958) - Herning, DENMARK - APR 12, 2017
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark amber with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are dried fruit, vanilla, caramel. and spices.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Echon (496) - rhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2017
Almost black. A complex beast, Pannepot offers malty flavours, phenolic spice, fruity notes, and burnt caramel. It opens with a powerful and sweet taste, and ends with a dry, alcoholic and lightly bitter finish, where the many flavours linger. Full body. Overall, a truly great belgian strong ale. It is very rich and complex, yet harmonic. It does get a bit heavy towards the end, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (1108) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - APR 4, 2017
Kicsi, nem tl tarts hab, feketbe hajl szn. Csokis, kvs, aszalt gymlcss illat. Kiss desks, aszalt gymlcss, csokis, enyhn karamelles zvilg, hatrozott, de nem tl tolakod hords aromkkal. Testes, kzepesen sznsavas, enyhn keserű. Nagyon finom, j egyensllyal s arnyokkal rendelkező sr.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbonde (351) - DENMARK - APR 3, 2017
33 cl bottle 2015 [email protected] in Trappist [email protected] 9 degrees C. Pours almost black with a small off white head with good retention, clotting and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, a little tar, dark, dried fruits and a hint of dark chocolate. Surprised at the taste at first. Is this a variation of an Imperial Stout? More roasted malt, more tar and heavy sweetness, but as the beer opens up, it begins to distinguish itself and a little yeasty sourness takes it away from the stout, adding notes of vanilla and other spizes. Alcohol present, adding depth and warmth, but not dominating. Long, lingering aftertaste again more like stout, but with more complexity and spizyness. A complex class beer for a cold winter day, but leaning towards being too heavy for my taste.

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