Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by birderbeerer:
4.6/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2008 bottle, drinking date of this review.
Deep chestnut, the only color seen in direct light. A one inch head quickly settles into a tight, thin layer of head.
A wonderful, rich aroma. Loads of figs. raisins, cherries, sweet malts, molasses, licorice. Wonderful. So deep and rich. Bit of booze but there's enough other aroma to support the booze.
Very complex taste as well. Follows the aroma. Plus chocolate. And some light spice, which offsets the sweetness perfectly. Chewy. Very dry finish. Moves from sweet and refreshing to chewy and fulfilling to a lingering dryness.
One of the greats.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2011 02:23:41 | More by birderbeerer
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
330ml bottles. 2008 and 2009 vintages poured side by side.
A: Both vintages pour a murky mahogany woody brown. 08 definitely has less carbonation, but a thin dark tan collar briefly stuck around. The 09 has a nice dense finger of foam that slowly faded into a fuzzy film and collar.
S: The 09 is definitely a bit brighter and sweeter smelling, and the 08 has a few hints of musty damp oxidation, but other than that the noses are pretty similar with scents of dark fruits, raisins, leather, pipe tobacco and mild spice.
T: Both are actually fairly similar but the 09 flavors are a bit brighter. Powdery chocolate and dark fruits dominate, especially candied dates, raisins, and figs. Vanilla, oak, spice, nutmeg, and slight caramel, come through as well with a surprisingly earthy hoppy finish, slight sticky booziness, and slight bitterness.
M: Fairly similar as expected on both vintages. Maybe a bit more carbonation on the 09. Thick body, chewy mouthfeel, heavy and smooth, very soft carb, mellow, well-aged, and integrated.
O: Age has done wonders. 08 is amazing but I like the brighter (yet still very mellow) flavors of the 09 better. Both are some of the best quads in the world.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 01:40:36 | More by scottfrie
Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
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