Pannepot - De Struise Brouwers
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4.6/5 rDev +5.7%
Appearance: Poured into a tulip glass from the bottle (bottle states 2010). Opaque, black, creamy head, bubbly, no noticeable bubbles
Smell: cranberry or lingonberry jam mashed with vanilla, jammy, sweet, alcohol, very ripe fruit on the nose, after a while this becomes more noticeable as vanilla.
Taste: full, voluminous, fruit, jam.
Mouthfeel: thick, viscous, it’s got that really thick ripe crushed blackberry or blueberry coating that I really love about a hearty and deep wine.
Overall: Wow. Where to start. Pannepot has fruity and jammy notes without the underlying cinnamon which I find to be ubiquitous among Belgian “quad” styles, or ones that are double “dubbels.” As I began to drink and finish this beer I noticed it went beyond the style and I ended up appreciating it much more as a stout. It’s so complex, rich, and exactly what I love about beer; the ability to surprise and then win your heart. This beer was so utterly refreshing to try something that went beyond the style to produce a robust, strong, and unique beer.
02-20-2012 20:25:39 | More by slammgrass
4.43/5 rDev +1.8%
Vintage 2010. Poured into a snifter.
A: Appears almost black with ruby red highlights. Has 2 fingers of tight-laced tan head that persists to hang around until the end. The lacing is thick and coats the glass fully. Carbonation is either moderate or moderately-heavy, but it is hard to tell with how dark it is.
N: Concord grape, cherry, overripe plum, doughy bread, molasses and fruity esters.
T: Concord grape, cherry Jolly Rancher, overripe plum and notes of bittersweet chocolate upfront. Mid-palate really boasts molasses along with doughy bread, tobacco, prune and a nice huge earthiness. Finishes with some funk, hay, leather, dark Belgian candy sugar and maybe some charred wood.
M: Medium bodied, smooth, warming and really sticky.
O: Very complex and enjoyable. Extremely easy drinking for a 10% abv. Starts sweet with a ton of dark fruit then continues to play with your palate until it finally ends earthy leaving a candy-like linger. This is a very unique Quad sharing a lot of characteristics similar to and Old Ale or English Barleywine. I like. :)
02-17-2012 00:40:01 | More by justintcoons
3.58/5 rDev -17.7%
Bottle, 2010 vintage, into Bruery tulip. About time I tick this.
A - Pours black mocha-colored head, thin ring, thin film on top.
S - Struise yeasty malty sweetness, dark fruits, plums, raisins, candies. The booze is well-hidden the by the big sugary sweetness...not sure if that's good or bad. Pretty sweet.
T - Candy, spices, sweet dark fruit, slight boozy kick. More plums, raisins, figs, etc. Again, pretty darn sweet but I do get more booze on the palate when compared to the nose, so at least there's a little more going on here. Finish is an oaky fruity sweetness.
M - Full, smooth, good carbonation, dry oak finish.
O - A little too sweet and slightly boozy right now. I think the 2010 vintage needs some more time to smooth out and loose some of the overpowering sugary sweetness. I picked out some spices, but I think it's too sweet to really appreciate them at this time. It's a nice Quad, but no where near world-class for me.
02-16-2012 03:32:56 | More by Sean9689
4.5/5 rDev +3.4%
11.2 oz. bottle served cooler than cellar temp. Dark red-brown body with a khaki colored head. Awesome caramel notes in both the smell and the aroma. Also aromatic yeast and a slight alcohol notes as well. Very viscous beer, doesn't come off as syrupy though. High lever of carbonation. Mild bitterness, minimal hop presence. Spices and Belgian yeast pair very nicely. I can't put my finger on what kind of spices are used, but that is a good thing. Notable alcohol content, feeling warm. I have always liked this beer, and it gets way better with age. I found it tastes better as it breaths in the glass a little bit as well.
02-07-2012 21:38:21 | More by mlazzaro
4.93/5 rDev +13.3%
2010 bottle, poured into an Ommegang flute. Pours a very dark red brown with ruby tints at the edges. Thin, fine light tan head with great retention. Intense aroma of dark and light fruit and fruit esters, sweet malt; slight mineral component. Nicely integrated dark fruit, sweet and caramel malt, cherry juice. Flavors a beautifully melded. Nice dark fruit finish with a hint of hops and a slight alcohol bite. Great carbonation and a creamy heavy body. An excellent quad. Almost too tempting, I just wanted to keep tasting it but had to pace myself because of the ABV.
02-04-2012 04:30:28 | More by LiquidAmber
3.88/5 rDev -10.8%
Appearance-Dark brown bordering on black with a thick tan head that stays fairly constant until the beer warms a bit then some good thick lacing.
Smell-Heavily on the caramel rich malty sweetness with some sweeter spice tones. Some might say cinnamon sugar or maple sugar like aromas.
taste- Follows the nose closely. Very little hop presence this is malty sipper for sure. Dried dark berries, a bit of bitter chocolate, and plenty of spice. Lasting finish.
Mouthfeel- Rich and nicely carbonated. The 10% provides some warmth mid sip and thins the beer out a bit at the swallow. You can feel the booze a bit in this one.
Drinkability- definitely a sipper, ideal for cold or damp evenings.
Overall a high quality quad but a little on the spiced side for my personal taste.
01-26-2012 21:53:12 | More by jono311
Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
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