Pannepot - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by kmpitz2:
4.72/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
11.2 oz bottle. This one pops with a massive hiss. Upon pouring, my glass is filled with a tower of light and airy dark tan head that sits a good 3 fingers over a sparse it of matte black liquid. The billowing head falls quickly to a finger over top of the brew. There is a strong carbonation boiling out of the brew, so I am expecting this one to lack that bubble when I take a drink. I would like the head to have been a little less prominent. The aroma is awesome. There is a massive molasses sweetness with some spicy licorice spice that gives me the impression of star anise. The combination of these two aromas makes me think of molasses cookies. I'm still waiting for the head to fall back down after my second pour brought the foam back up to 2 fingers over the brew. My first sip delivers a massive flavor. Tons of very deep dark fleshy fig marianted in molasses with anise. There is a prevalent dark candied-sugar sweetness that finds the sides of my tongue as I swallow the brew, and it clings well there into the finish, rounding the spicyness of the licorice and molasses flavors. Everything here blends so well together, the boldness of the flavor does not come across as cloying or over-spiced at all. Mouthfeel is moderate to thick with a light carbination remaining even after the explosive head on the pour. This one is sublime. It deliveers over all aspects of the brew. The only hint of the ABV is found on a light warming in my stomach and a good relaxation that is settling in. This one should be a sipper, but the flavors keep taunting me to come back and drink it more quickly.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2007 21:06:02 | More by kmpitz2
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4.39/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a super hazy dark brown-mahogany color with a billowy off white head. The head fades rather slowly over time to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of darker fruit smells with lots of plum, raisin, and fig. Along with the darker fruit smells comes plenty of bready and lightly roasted malt smells. Some yeasty smells as well as some other sweet aromas of a caramel and toffee nature come along as well. A bit of spice of coriander and clove as well as a slightly funky like smell come and linger on the nose creating a rather dark and sweet but slightly funky off aroma to sit on the nose.
Taste – The taste begins with a very dark fruit sweet flavor with tons of raisin, fig, plum, and cherry. The sweeter flavors are matched by a bit of a bready and doughy taste with a hint of a chocolate and a bit of roasted malt mixed within. The yeast and spice that were detected in the nose come on more strongly toward the middle of the taste and bring a very nice dimension to the brew, complementing well the sweeter dark fruit flavors of the brew nicely. Some candied sugar flavors and a little bit of a rummy booziness develop on the tongue as the flavors advances, bringing a little bit of warmth to the taste. At the very end, a little bit of earth and a light woody/oaky flavor join the profile which end up leaving a very tasty and somewhat smoother, but robust sweet dark fruit quad flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess for a brew of 10 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. The average thickness and carbonation are a nice compromise for the sweeter dark fruit and boozy, oaky, and spiced flavors of the brew and makes for a nice easy drinking, yet slower sipping brew overall.
Overall – This is one quite tasty quad. This one is on the tops of my list. Dark fruity, nicely spiced, and yeasted, with a good blend of a warming taste/feel, but all while maintaining a great drinkability and enjoyability. This is quite a nice quad!!
Serving type: on-tap
07-13-2014 02:26:29 | More by Darkmagus82
Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
97 out of 100 based on 1,870 ratings.