Pannepot - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by sk8man121:
4.58/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
11.2 oz bottle poured into Allagash chalice. 2010 vintage.
A: Pours a murky blackish-brown with rust highlights. 1-finger mocha head settles quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass. Not the prettiest thing in the world, although a yeast pour promotes better retention...
S: Semi-sweet chocolate, espresso grounds and ripe plum dominate. Sweet, bourbon-like vanilla notes in the tail-end.
T: Woah! While the nose was somewhat subtle, the flavors open up ten-fold the second it hits the tongue. Dominated by dark fruits and smoky campfire notes. Burnt espresso in the middle with a touch of brandy and dark-cherry. Finish is of subtle spices, unmasked ethanol and more wood. Is this oak-aged? It sure tastes like it.
M: Carbonation is very high on this, causing it to cream up to a remarkable degree. Silky, yet sharp as can be on the tongue. Ideal for the style.
O: I've been waiting for years to come across a bottle of this, so to say it had some hype to live up to is a massive understatement. Still, I'd be lying if I said this wasn't one of the best beers I've ever tasted. At 10% (and with no attempt to mask the alcohol), you'd be hard-pressed to drink more than a glass. Given it's rarity, though, why/how would you?
Beg, borrow and/or steal for this one; whatever it takes.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2011 21:47:16 | More by sk8man121
More User Reviews:
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.