Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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Reviews: 358
Hads: 1,038
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 120
Gots: 187 | FT: 18
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007

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Photo of harrymel
3.63/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2008

A: pours a dark brown ale with very limited clarity. Two fingers of graham head falls to a sheet of the same. Spotty lacing.

S: Graham, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter. Some yeast, sweet malts. Not incredibly complex.

T: wow, aromatic in the oral cavity! Super duper herbal. Alcohol, buttery malts, nutmeg, cinnamon, grain. Woody flavors are really raw.

M: Heavy body with moderately high carbonation. Resinating finish is semi dry and viscous.

O: Really complex beer here. The nose doesn't impress, but the flavor and mouthfeel are nice. (550 characters)

Photo of Arbitrator
3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. Generously shared by nickd717. Thanks Nick. From notes.

A: Pours a very dark maroon body with translucent edges. The pour produces a finger of light tan foam. Good retention, leaving a moderate collar and some scattered film on top when all is said and done.

S: Plums, raisins, coriander, pepper. Light booze. Oak. Vanilla, caramel, green apple.

T: Has a savory taste of plums, raisins, and green apple up front. Cocoa powder, caramel, brown sugar or molasses, vanilla, and oak come through in the mid-taste. The finish is spicy (pepper and coriander) with a light booze warmth to it.

M: Semi-dry for the style. Light booze warmth. Low-medium carbonation.

D: It's decent, but I prefer the original and the Grand Reserva to this one. (771 characters)

Photo of kflack
3.68/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A special thanks to dogfishandi for this trade bonus!!

2008 Reserva LOT 4DD

A: Wow, thick! Small head the dissapears quickly.

S: Dried fruit,

T: A little sweetness, nice dried fruit. Mild hops. Kinda boozey?

M: Thin, but you can tell its bottle conditioned. Nice carbination for this style. Maybe aged a little long??

O: No hint as to the style off the bottle, just aged. I think its a good tripple?? Maybe a quad? Nice overall, but maybe aged a little long. (466 characters)

Photo of headbucket
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2008 bottle, lot A4DD.

A: A nice brown with a light tan colored head. Lots of little floaties in the beer since I wasn't careful when pouring. Not much lacing left around the glass but there is a nice swirl of foam around the edges of the glass and over top of the beer.

S: Sweet/candied dark fruits, little bit of brown sugar, and a little spice in there.

T: Dark fruits and sweetness like brown sugar on the start of the taste, spice comes in next(can't quite pinpoint which ones, but it tastes like a belgian beer in the middle for sure) as well as a bit of oak/woodiness. Brown sugar mostly lingers in the finish, a bit of the dark fruits, but they are overpowered.

M:Not very carbonated but it feels medium thick and dense.

O:Pretty nice. Not my favorite quad and I don't know that I taste too much of the barrel aging, would be interested to know what was aged in the barrels before this beer, or if they were new barrels. Interesting and glad that I got to try it, but won't be buying it again for the price of it. (1,027 characters)

Photo of seeswo
3.71/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage bought from the Webshop.

Appears dark, almost cherry brown in color, with minimal head. Nose of oak and mild cherry. Smells decent, but reserved.

Taste is not too sweet, but with a touch of cherry or other fruit sweetness. A bit of oak. A bit boozy, though not too much. The taste doesn't totally come together for me, like it is missing a bit of punch or direction. Maybe I'm not good with subtlety.

Medium mouthfeel that comes in a bit thinner than expected. Taste doesn't carry long with a very slight dry finish.

Found it to be very drinkable and it was not as much of a sipper as I was expecting. Maybe a bit of alcohol burn holds this back a touch, but not too much. (691 characters)

Photo of Jeffo
3.71/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the brewery in Woestvleteren.

From a bottle into a chalice. Sampled directly after Pannepot 2008.

Note: This vintage has the name spelt out on the label using the Dutch spelling: "Pannepeut." A 2007 vintage.

APPEARANCE: Pours a 1 ½ finger medium-thick tan head with great retention. Deep sienna brown in color, opaque, with no visible carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a healthy foam cap that stays until the finish, but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: A bit of a muted nose unfortunately. Some caramel malt and hints of spices and herbs, but not much else there. Pleasant, but not bold enough.

TASTE: Lots caramel malt and brown sugary sweetness. Some dark fruits, grapes and raisins perhaps, as well as notes of red wine through the middle. The finish shows some sweet and spicy alcohol along side some hop bitterness as well and leads into a bold but short lived aftertaste. Tasty for sure, and much more impressive than the nose had indicated.

PALATE: Medium body and not quite as creamy as hoped. Goes down smooth though, with a bit of an alcohol burn at the finish, though well measured, and finishes slightly dry on the palate.

OVERALL: Essentially, this brew is Pannepot without the added spices and herbs. Though Pannepeut is a nice beer on its own right, I don't think it even compares to Pannepot in terms of complexity and enjoyment. On the other hand, I can definitely see the appeal in this brew, and can understand why some would chose it over Pannepot. This is one I would have again, but would reach for the regular Pannepot nine times out of ten. Worth checking out to make up your own mind if you get the chance, and especially fun for a side-by-side. (1,724 characters)

Photo of Philousa
3.71/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

2009 vintage.

Pours an inky mahogany with a bone colored head that is barely there. The foam comes up like a magic spell conjured from the drink, the bubbles small and delicate. Lots of vanilla with dark milk chocolate, wet oak, and an alcohol tinge in the aroma. There is some plum and other dark fruit in there, but you have to take a big whiff, since the chocolate is so prevalent. Lots of dark chocolate throughout the flavor profile. Young oak wood and subtle vanilla bean waft through. There is some definite plum and date flavors that are potent like a juice, but fleeting, like it's peeking it's head above the chocolate flavor for air. This beer is thick with flavor not unlike a brownie. This is a dangerous beer, as I cannot detect the alcohol at all. Feel is balanced with a somewhat dry finish. 

While I enjoyed this beer, I feel thre are more complex quads out there to be had for cheaper or the same price. The chocolate male is just too dominating. (967 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 9/20/2013 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains apples, brown sugar, caramelized malts and Belgian yeast.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of brown sugar, fruit, caramel and some spice. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are others in the style that I would pick first. (813 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.73/5  rDev -12.2%

2008 bottling

Appearance: A rather disappointing pour for a Belgian, with the head quickly dissipating and leaving the opaque mahogany colored liquid behind

Smell: Layered dried plum, oak, leather, caramel and brown bread

Taste: After sniffing the aroma, the taste is a bit of a letdown; the plum flavor is there in spades and the bread and caramel builds through the middle, but something is lacking; I am looking for a rich finish, but the oak and leather enters and fades without delivering; somewhat boozy

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: Expecting a six year old beer to deliver was perhaps a bit much, in this instance, but I thought the beer was going to be far more expressive and impressive than it turned out to be (776 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My favourite style from one of my favourite breweries. Pannepot Reserve 2010 vintage. "Belgian Ale Brewed with Spices and Aged in Oak." I've had all the other Pannepot variants; really excited for this one. I try to avoid buying Belgian beers while in the U.S. because I know how much cheaper I can get them in Belgium, but I couldn't help myself when this came to my local beer store. Acquired for $7.99 USD. Expections could not be higher; every Pannepot I've had has been incredible. I loved the Grand Reserva. 10% ABV cofnirmed. "PnP No. 4" Bottle lot: 29|01|HH. Unpasteurized, unfiltered, and bottle conditioned. Imported by the Shelton Bastards. 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with unbranded standard pry-off cap served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

Served cold, straight from the fridge, and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a lovely tan colour head, about 1.5 fingers in thickness. Nice soft complexion and creamy succulent texture. Colour is quite appealing given the style. Even consistent lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Supple, luscious, and inviting. No bubble show. Retention is quite good, around 7 minutes I'd say. The last of the creamy head clings to the surface, tantalizing the consumer. Soft and approachable.

Body colour is a a very dark ruby-black; solid and opaque. Some ruby glow at the bottom of the glass from scattered light. No yeast particles are visible, but it's nontransparent. Colour intensity is mild.

Looking good for a quadrupel. Very excited for this one.

Sm: Great. Dark fruits - including plum and fig. Cocoa powder, caramel, biscuit malts. Berry skin. Cream. Subtle supple oak in the background. Buried raisin. Dark currants and cherries emerge as it warms. A delightful mix of beautifully integrated dark fruit with very subtle oak notes. Luxuriously appealing. Traces of biscuity yeast. Some grape. Plum is dominant. An extremely subtle aroma with magnificent complexity. Mild in strength. No alcohol comes through. Can't wait to drink this one.

T: Ripples of luxurious dark fruit throughout - dates, dominant plum, fig, dark cherry, dark currants... Fruity notes are more overt than in many other top of the line quads; it lacks the masterful delicate subtlety of something like Westvleteren. Caramel. Hints of nutty notes. Biscuit malt. Some brown malt. Light cocoa powder. Some grape. Fruity sweetness up front slowly gives way to a bit of a more dry raisin body which still feels smooth and wet in spite of the hardening of texture. Nuanced. Oak isn't as splendorous as the aroma indicated; it's too restrained and timid here. I get the sense that the oak helps lend cohesion and focus to the many different flavours, but it doesn't offer much in terms of oaky or wooden taste. Not getting any subtle toasty or vanilla notes you might expect in an oak aged beer.

Overall, it's far more fruity than I expected. As a result, it's not quite as well balanced and built as other top Belgian quadrupels. Do I like it? Shit yes.

Mf: Supple, soft, smooth, and wet. Good carbonation; the bottle conditioning definitely helps it feel natural and apt. Good thickness and body. Good presence on the palate. Feels custom-tailored to the flavour profile. Extremely well done.

Still, it lacks the delicacy or fragility of superior quads.

Dr: Definitely a fine quad, no doubt. I'd definitely get it again at a better price; I can't justify the cost in the U.S. again knowing how little this would run be in Belgium. Hides its ABV very well and shows signs it would develop nicely with age. I'd definitely recommend this one to friends. Another jaw-dropper from De Struise. I tend to be hard on quads since they're my favourite, but this one I hold in high regard. I'd happily drink more than one of these in a night. I'm glad I'm not sharing it with anyone else.

Constructively, I'd like to see still more complexity and subtlety, as well as a refined fragile and delicate mouthfeel. Also, bring that oak out more, please! And maybe tame the fruit a bit. A bit too sweet and syrupy; I'm sure some reviewers will accuse it of being reminiscent of cough syrup but that's juvenile and reductive.

High B (4,376 characters)

Photo of Phelps
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

In my Lost Abbey glass, this beer is a murky, deep purple hue. About an inch of brown sugar-colored head fizzles quickly to a thin ring.

Sweet, rich nose. Dates, maple, brown sugar, chocolate, sherry. Just a touch lighter than I'd like.

Bigger, better, brighter flavor. The dark fruits are huge here -- raising, figs, dates. Tangy, like juice. The swallow brings a bit of chocolate and more than a little alcohol flavor. Maybe even some oak. I'm liking it more and more as it warms.

Moderate bitterness, mild alcohol heat. Silky medium body with mild, fizzy carbonation.

The dark fruits are a little too big and tangy for my tastes -- I prefer more of the deep malt flavors. (678 characters)

Photo of richmof
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pannepeut 2007 in Chez Moeder Lambic (they didn't have the one I actually wanted). New young bartender made a point of pouring the beer and then made a hames of it...oh well. Even though there was way too much frothy head, some good head retained and stuck with us till the end. The beer itself was chestnut brown and quite cloudy (maybe to do with pour).

Dark fruits come through on the nose but also some malt and brandy. This follows through on the palate and it is almost like a christmas pudding - lots of dark fruit: figs, caramelised cherries, dates etc. There is clearly some biscuit malt there as well and the hopping counteracts some of the sweetness. Overall, it is a little too sweet for me (had a 2008 recently and wonder if the extra year is too much for the beer?). Really intense flavour for sure but quite heavy and I would struggle to drink more than one. (874 characters)

Photo of Bendurgin
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a small pint glass. Pours a dark murky brown with just a thin head that settles almost immediately.

Big malty profile with a bit of a grape aroma. Caramel in he aroma with figs and raisins. Smells tannic and a little sweet. The taste is very malty and fruity. Lots of raisin ms fig flavor with a bit of caramel sweetness. Hints of cocoa linger in the background.

Good feel to this. Full body with soft carbonation.Overall a nice quad. I'd love to have this more available. (488 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

09 vintage totally not worth the hype. pours a clear caramel color with a red trace and a minimal white head that fades to nothing in seconds. the smell is just fine, sweet residual sugars from a big ass malt profile, a touch of molasses, and plento of booze. the flavor is a letdown to me though. it has none of the complexity im accustomed to in a quad. nothing woody about this, nothing spirited and clever in the malts used, and just way too much sugar and booze. this is not an elegant beer. the mouthfeel is flat and watered down, made caustic from the alcohol, which should have mellowed out by now. sticky sweet feeling left after the last sip, a funny buzz, and a turning tummy. this isnt anywhere near one of the best quads ive had. good beer by other standards maybe, or maybe my bottle was bunk, but this was a huge letdown for me. (843 characters)

Photo of jrallen34
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I drank this from a 11.2 oz bottle from the De Struise web shop...The beer pours medium brown, like a quad should look but a little lighter of a brown than the pannepot. There are tons of yeasy floaties. The head is disappointing, only rising a little then gone right away...The aroma is really dark fruits, raisins, caramel with a slight hop finish...The taste is ok, doesn't quite live up to a great quad though. A little light in feel and a very alcoholic finish. The taste is in general is just kind of flat. (512 characters)

Photo of bobhits
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown though surprisingly for a 2010 I'm not seeing a lot of yeast clouding. A bit of creamy head forms but no retention and fades before the glass is even 1/4 consumed.

Oak goodness really dominates the aroma giving way to chocolate, molasses, clove, and raisins.

Oak accents a very fruity almost sour base beer and then dominates the finish. There is beyond a complex brew but almost to a fault. A berry medley underneath oak and alcohol heat with light sugars sounds far better than this mix is providing. I think this beer needs another 2-3 years in the cellar to meld these flavors together more.

A bit hot and thin.

Pannepot reserva has a lot of potential, the oak flavors really add a nice adjustment to the regular beer. The problem is the base beer seems weaker and less prominent. I think age is needed on this. A 2010 served 2013 perhaps a 5 year gap between the bottle date and tasting are needed here. A shame as I thought I'd like this more from the nose and the first sip. (1,007 characters)

Photo of rand
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From 33 cL bottle to snifter

A: Deep, dark brown in color, opaque and creamy looking. Forms a effervescent 1-inch that fall under its own weight, leaving barely a trace.

S: Malt-forward, subdued nose with unusual notes of nutmeg or paprika. Dried fruit can be parsed, specifically raisins and prunes. The surrounding bouquet is sweet and toffee-like. Not as boozy and you'd expect for the style.

T: The dried fruit notes are most prominent, which play off a caramelly sweetness at the front of the sip. Drier than most quads, and a noticeable hop twang blends with oak and pepper, further dried by booze. Not the most complex quad, but singular on the palate and relatively drinkable. Finishes long and bittersweet.

M: Full-bodied, but not as chewy as it appeared on the pour. Ample carbonation adds to the drying aspect.

Not what I was expecting but damn tasty nonetheless. I'd heard this beer is rich and estery and sweet, appropriate for the time of year. This was much drier and "lighter" for the style, a "drinkable" Quadrupel. (1,038 characters)

Photo of comfortablynumb1
3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

2008 vintage

Poured from 11.2 fl oz bottle into a RR snifter...

A - Pours a deep mahogany with a one finger tan head. Head dissipates at fairly hasty rate, but there is some sticky lacing to be had...

S - Sweet malts, dark fruits, belgian yeast, a little spice, and some alcohol. Alot sweeter scent than I was expecting...

T - Caramel, figs, plums, brown sugar, and some toffee. Don't pick up any oak. Ends with a good amount of sweet malt, and a touch of lingering dark fruit. Alcohol is present, but is not as prominate as it comes across in the scent. There is alot going on here, and sweet malts are definitely the base...

M - On the higher end of being medium bodied. Carbonation is on the moderate side, but it still prickles the toungue. A definite sipper...

O - Solid brew, but not worth the price-vs- bottle size imo. Was also a little bummed about the lack of oak. Good, but probably not something I will be going out of my way to obtain...

Cheers... (967 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got this bottle from leftmindedrighty in a trade. Thanks Aaron!

This pours from 11.2oz bottle(2006) a very dark brown with about a 2 finger head of foam that lasts for the entire session as a solid thin layer and there's some good lacing.

The smell has notes of citrus, spice, sugar...it's fairly light on the nose.

The taste is tasty. Peppery notes along wiith some chocolate, dark fruit, fig, mild candy sugars...this is really smooth.

It has a fairly thick mouthfeel to it, the carbonation is medium to light, and it finishes with a mix of bitter chocolate and maybe, raisin.

The alcohol, I noticed during the swallow but not so much after the swallow. I think I could only drink one of these at a sitting but it's quite nice.

Thanks again go out to Aaron! (768 characters)

Photo of kiddynamite920
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 2008 bottle. Very dark brown with a fingers worth of head, lacing already evident. Hints at a dark, red copper when light hits it.

S: Actually a bit light for how dark the beer is. Green apples and pears. The cherries and figs are definitely there, and it finishes with cinnamon and oak-y wood notes. Definitely one that aged gracefully.

T: Sweet, caramel with dark notes of fig and molasses. The light smells of the nose don't come through on the palate. Instead, this is where this beer shines. Brown sugar and vanilla extract. Some cherry and a bit of bitterness. Interesting beer.

M: Thick and chewy, full bodied and full of flavor that lasts for a while. Low carbonation that makes for a very smooth body.

O: This one is very enjoyable but, a bit on the raisin side for me. Sweet and viscous. Too much caramel and sweetness. (836 characters)

Photo of randjuke
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2008 bottle gives dark brown sightly cloudy with beige head that disappears quickly. Aroma dark fruits and Belgian yeasts. Taste chocolate, dark fruits, spice, yeast, acidic. Thick creamy mouth feel. Medium finish with mild-moderate bitterness. Alcohol well disguised.

Not as tasty, creamy or complex as the Pannepot but still a decent beer. (343 characters)

Photo of AgentZero
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this side by side with Pannepot, both 2006 vintages.

A - Basically looked the same, a brown colored beer with a little red on the edges. There wasn't much of a head, and it disappeared quickly.

S - Didn't like the nose on this one qas much. Dark fruits, toffee, brown sugar, and a little bit of vanilla, but not quite as sweet or smooth smelling as Pannepot, and with a noticable bit more alcohol.

T - I did like the taste more. Sweeter, and with more of a caramel quality. Dark fruits, particularly figs, a little bit of raisin, a little spice, brown sugar, and a slight alcohol burn. Felt like it was more smoothed out.

M - Not quite full bodied, with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O - Good beer, just like Pannepot was. I'd actually prefer to drink this one more, as it was smoother, but they were both winners. (828 characters)

Photo of keithmurray
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz, 2007 bottle poured into a chalice

Appearance - Cloudy, dark chestnut brown color, which yielded a little bit of a tan head

Smell - red wine, plums, red grapes

taste - Red grapes, plums, cherries, malt, wood, slight smokiness to this as well, for 10% ABV, the booze is well integrated into the balance of this beer

mouthfeel - medium to full bodied, highly carbonated, slightly sweet in the middle, a bit of a tart, sour finish, which is a good thing here is that makes sense

Overall - there are cheaper and more readily available Quads out there for regular drinking, but by itself, this was a good beverage, very complex on the palate, a sipper, I am glad I tried this, very good Quad - worth seeking out if you can get a hold of it. (748 characters)

Photo of tpd975
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Poured a nice chestnut brown with a light caramel head. The head is made up of tiny uniform bubbles that lingered for a long time leaving a thick lace on my St. Bernardus chalice.

S – Sweet yet roasted malt, and dark rum soaked chocolate covered cherries. A hint of fig and raisin as it warms.

T – Begins with strong dark chocolate taste with hints of burnt brown sugar. Figs and raisins can also be noted.

M – Full bodied with ample carbonation.

D – Thick yet drinkable.

Overall: It does not rank up there the with ABT quads, but is a nice beer nonetheless. Nice sweet brown sugar tastes mingled with dark fruits. It's an easy drinker at such a high ABV. I am eager to try the Belgian verison to see how this one stacks up. (742 characters)

Photo of GRG1313
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

"Old Monk's Ale" - 2007;

Pours dark brown with perhaps a deep red tint; thin tan head.

Nose is red plum, bright red fruit, grape/wine character in the nose;

Mouthfeel is creamy, malty and rich feeling.

Flavors are sweet-smoke sugar; sweet coffee and deep whiskey/chocolate with espresso. Complex, layered, sweet character and a nice alcohol character.

Drinks well and one of the few of this type I'd like colder than room temperature. this is more of a sipping dessert beer.

Nice a bit unique. Carmel/toffee/coffee/malty finish with just a burnt carmel bitter finish.

Probably couldn't drink a lot this; too rich and sweet. Nice for a small amount. Like dessert. (674 characters)

Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
94 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.