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


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RATINGS: 2184   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2012
2009 bottle from Jim Spahr, who sent a whole bunch of beer back from Belgium. Nice carbonation out of the bottle. Big tan head, slowly dissipated. Beer is brown with garnet highlights. Smells of alcohol; boozy. Great flavor - some caramel, a little chocolate and a hint of roastiness. The barrel-aging seems to work with this one well - I dont think the wood stole any of the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inoven (478) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2017
Flesje thuis gedronken. Diep donkerbruin helder bier met weinig schuim. Aroma van donker fruit. Smaak van fruit, koffie, chocolade en hout. In de nasmaak komt de koffie en chocolade ook naar boven.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathanvc (309) - Brugge, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2017
2015 version. Pours dark brown with a minimal beige head. The aroma contains coffee, chocolate, licorice, dry fruits, spices and butterscotch. It tastes medium sweet and light bitter. Long, sweet spicy and light sour finish. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. The alcohol is very well hidden and becomes warming. Great in all aspects.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (1133) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle at Cambrinus in Bruges with commonshawn, rosskyle, samalito, and dubtully. 2012 edition. Quickly dissipating head on a deep, dark brown ale. Heavy cloudy nature. Nose is assertive and leads you to believe its big on alcohol. Dark fruit is very prevalent. Maybe a hint of chocolate. Taste has plenty of chocolate and a healthy dark fruit balance. Sweetness present. Mouthfeel is silky and smooth. Hard to find the alcohol which could prove dangerous. This is what Surly Darkness wishes it could be on its best day. Exceedingly drinkable and instantly makes me want another.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Turboninja (659) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Vintage 2015. Bottle@Tuulensuu, Tampere, Finland.
Ar: Strong, bold taste with sweet and sour, slightly buttery aroma with bit overaged fruits like cherry and plum. Also chocolate and a hint of butter cookies.
Ap: Dark brown/black color with small lighter beige head.
Ta: Strong, balanced taste with slightly dry, bit overaged dark fruits, licorice and some spices. Sweetish malts can be detected. Also softening nuances like butter cookies. Wide taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with sweeter malts.
Pa: Strong, oily body with light carbonation.
Ov: Overall, a superb product with distinctive character. A hint of alcohol is coming trough. Could have a bit more malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nordic (574) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle 0,33. Dark brown color, hazy, small head. Aroma: roasted malts, caramel, oak. Taste: sweet-bitterish, wood, toffee, liquorice. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
d_julien (11) - Laval, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2017
Acheter au Vermont, pris dans une dgustation chez moi. Bire trs bonne, avec pleins de saveurs. Jai apprci chaque gote.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JamesMcGowan (4) - KINGSTON UPON THAMES, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2017 does not count
Mahogany brown pour. Very little head, and it dissipates quickly. Not at all viscous. Flavours of liquorice, dates, white peach, cocoa, caramel and chewing toffee. Surprisingly smooth, soft finish. Hides the alcohol content very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (1480) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 6, 2017
bottle @ home (2015) clear brown, brown head quickly disappearing peach juice, light ashy, liquor, coffee, rich roasted malts. Dry roasted malts, marsala, light alcohol, roasted caramel, coffee notes. Quite thick palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
datrael (369) - Krakw, POLAND - FEB 1, 2017
W aromacie nuty czekoladowe, owocowe w stylu wiśni i śliwki, lekkie fenole, nuty waniliowe. W wyglądzie bordowe wpadające w czerń, lekka obrączka piany. W smaku drożdżowe, czerwone owoce, wiśnie, śliwki, lekko słodkie, lekko kwaskowate, do tego nieco nut kawowych, nieco zbliżone do wytrawnego wina. Przyjemnie rozgrzewa, ładnie ułożone. Niezłe, ale spodziewałem się więcej, nieco zaniepokoiła też mnie ta kwaskowatość

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (2341) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2017
330ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2015. Pours clear black with a medium size brown head, leaving some lacing. Fruity aroma, sweet dried fruit, tart apples, cherries, roasted malt, caramel and mild spices. Full-bodied, medium to high carbonation, silky and chewy mouthfeel. The taste is fruity with chocolate and roasted barley, figs, cherries, toffee, earthy, mild spicy, cinnamon and anise. Complex taste with depth without being heavy to drink, the alcohol is well hidden and the finish is mild sweet and pleasantly roasted with a mild warming sensation. Quality stuff!

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