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Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 857
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.82%


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Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007)
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2005 vintage thanks to ygtbsm94. Served in a Great Northern Brewers Club tulip.

A - Pours with voluminous tan foam that settles to a thin cap, and splotchy lace. Body is a hazed glowing brown ruby-red.

S - Oak, vanilla, roasted grains, spices, caramel, nutty, nuts and berries, cake and bread.

T - Taste is more smooth out at this stage, but doesn't display obvious oxidation. Finish is slightly musty. Alcohol is well-hidden. Otherwise mostly bread, fruity esters, honey cake.

M - Medium carbonation, medium-full body, very chewy with lots of residual stickiness mixed with barrel tannins. No obvious heat.

D - Split the bottle three ways and it was easy to finish this bad boy. I like this better than the recent vintages, but I'm not sure it's a big improvement over the other Pannepot variants. Still, well worth trying!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 20:21:57 | More by MasterSki
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2013 16:57:29 | More by TheManiacalOne
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer is dark brown and hazy with a strong tan head of tiny bubbles that leaves a TON of lacing on the glass, it's completely coated. Beer served in a Russian River tulip. Carbonation steady.

Aroma is sweet and caramelly with some dark fruit and candy in there.

Beer is sweet and medium to thick in the mouth. The roast comes up late and is separated from the total beer. This is a nice, caramel candied beer. Oddly dry late on the palate though. Beer is very drinkable. It's very awesome. If you like Quads, this is a must try. Low bitterness, easy finish, a great great beer.

The oak is not pronounced in oakiness or vanilla in this beer though, if it were more oaky in it's nature I think I would appreciate the oak aging more. Personally.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 23:29:08 | More by drabmuh
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had @ Lion's Pride.

A: Has a big frothy 2 finger + head that's bowing and sticking over the top of the glass. Very hazy and sediment filled maroon brown color.

N: Some aged sour fruity malts, some crisp aromas come through with some light spices and almost a funky wild yeast like aroma.

T: Starts slightly sour with an almost funk and fruit taste, some candi sugar that's lightly sweetening it. The great crazy Belgian yeast really sticks its head out to let you know. Some light creamy chocolate and more dark plum like fruits. More spices and spicey yeast, a light oak and vanilla. Lots of complex flavors blended together well.

M: Semi thick with lots of carbonation and light spice

F: Almost bready qualities coming through now, pretty dry but still somewhat syrupy in the center. The long Belgian quad like taste seems to teeter out over time, but the Belgian sweetness, sour fruits, and funky yeast really just stick to your taste memory for a while.

It's delicious!

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2009 13:58:57 | More by jlindros
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 23:39:42 | More by StonedTrippin
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mdfb79

New York

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 09/25/10 notes. Had on tap at Churchkey in Washington, DC. 2008 Vintage - aged 14 months in French oak barrels.

a - Pours a murky mahogany color with one inch of white head and light carbonation.

s - Smells of oak, spices, dark fruit, sour cherry, and caramel malts. Smells great.

t - Tastes of dark fruit, sour fruit, caramel malts, spices. A step down from the nose but still good.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation; quite easy to drink.

d - I thought this was a great quad; the nose on it was great. Would love to try this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2010 00:53:22 | More by mdfb79
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kojevergas

Texas

3.74/5  rDev -13.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 03:21:52 | More by kojevergas
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
2008 vintage
A- This beer pours a dense opaque brown body with a light sticky tan cream head that leaves register marks after each sip. There is some jetsam of trub swirling around in the body.

S- The aroma of dark candi sugar is soft with a tartness of fruit and red wine tannins to follow. There is a oaky vanilla note that comes through in the finish as the beer warms.

T- The sweet candi sugar is dark and raw with a jam sweetness to it and a cream flavor to follow. The finish is pretty clean from the fizz.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a tight fizz that is full in the finish. There is a creamy texture and a very soft alcohol warmth that hangs on the tongue after each sip.

O- This beer has some nice flavor with a subtle complexity and a soft woody note. There is a nice full sweetness but a little more alcohol to cut it would be nice. There are very faint notes of brett and yeast character that would be nice to taste more of but they just didn't come through.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 21:17:31 | More by rhoadsrage
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage. Pours a three-finger light head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit and alcohol nose and flavor is also alcohol and dark fruit, mellow sweetness. Expensive at $10.49 for a 330ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 23:07:36 | More by jdhilt
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes taken on 11/12/10.

2008 bottle poured into a snifter, this brew appears a clear very ruby reddish amber color. A cap of yellowish tanned head resides on the surface slowly receding. Each swirl revives the cap back to a finger's strength. Spotty lace clings to the glass.

The smell of this brew is candy-like with some citrus hops and a bit of tangy fruit quality mixed in the background with more herbal and earthy hops. A light amount of oakiness with some faint vanilla sweetness mixes with the candied fruit character.

The taste is again candied sweetness with some minor herbal bitterness and an evident amount of alcohol that is present in both taste and warming factor. It is very enjoyable with some belgian yeast spices like clove and a very faint amount of banana. The spiced finish sets the stage for the well balanced mix of flavors in the aftertaste: candy, alcohol and hoppy bitterness.

Medium feel with a modest level of carbonation. This brew is super drinkable for 10% with an alcohol presence that increases with the warmth of the beer's temperature. Along with the increase in temperature comes a bit of a more grainy sweetness instead of candy but it still has a caramel quality about it which is very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 20:26:27 | More by stakem
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DoubleJ

California

4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've been waiting to try Pannepot, and what I picked up was the reserve version without notice. On to the beer:

The head of this one goes away semi-quick to a lace around the glass. Chocolate brown is the color of the beer, with a brownish orange hue. The sugary part of the aroma reminds me of the inside of a truffle at times. Dark fruit flavors are tossed around amind the dominance of sweetr red grape. I finally get a little toasted oak in there.

When the beer enters the mouth, I understand the reason for Pannepot's claim to fame. This is a quad that smacks you with an unbelievably smooth flavor while the alcohol hides. A light kiss of vanilla and oak give way for figs and plenty of red grape. A light red vinigrette flavor ponders if part of a Flemish Red were mixed in this beer. Oddly, as time goes on, the flavor becomes more monotone (but still very good). It's medium-full in the mouth with, you guessed it, a very smooth feel. It's also stupidly easy to drink.

I need to drink quads more often, and Pannepot Reserva justifies that statement.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 05:53:31 | More by DoubleJ
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This version of Pannepøt special beer brewed and named as a wink to the Danish market presented at the Danish beer festival 'Københavnske Øldage 2006' exclusively at Ølbutikkens stand. It is produced to express the brewers gratitude to all the Danish beer amateurs that drink their products daily.

Much thanks to egajdzis for breaking this out so we could do a side by side comparison with the original version, which faired differently...

Appears a hazy, dark amber with a light beige head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Lots of streaky lacing is left all around the glass.
Smell is of dark brown sugar, mineral water, caramel, ripeened dark fruit, nuts, & mild anise notes.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a mineral water flavor that reminds me very much of the Westy brews.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, mineraly, with caramel and brown sugar.

This version was much better than the original version IMO with not even close to the amount of spices as the other version had. This one was also lighter in color.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2007 16:55:57 | More by weeare138
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

De Struise seems to make so many pannepot beers these days, it's hard to keep track of them all. The 2008 draft version of this beer was available at Max's during their recent Belgian event.

The beer pours a fairly dark brown color with red highlights. Head retention is quite good in this beer, and there is considerable sticky lacking all around. The nose is surprisingly faint and mute, though I did get some light vanilla and chocolate, as well as a hint of cherry. On the palate, this beer is just delicious, with chocolate, vanilla, cherry and light coffee all combining to make for a very fine tasting beer. This moderately sweet beer is smooth, rich and long on the palate, with no more than a hint of alcoholic heat in the finish. The beer finishes well, and frankly this beer is all too easy to drink. My glass was gone before I realized it.

Another excellent pannepot beer from De Struise. What a surprise.

From 5/12/12. The 2009 is on tap at Max's today. It's every bit as good... consitent high quality from this excellent brewer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2012 17:23:46 | More by johnmichaelsen
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DrJay

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008. Deep toffee colour with a tan cap of fine bubbles. Nice lacing, decent head retention. Great aroma. Bready and toasty malts, earthy, prunes, raisins, almost a spicy wood character, light alcohol. Nice flavour too. A little sugary but far from cloying, caramel and molasses, with more of a fresh plum fruitiness and less of a prune and fig dried fruit character. Honey, spices, and alcohol were all mild and balanced, as was a hint of oak flavour and astringency. Medium plus body with lowish, well integrated carbonation that made it feel a bit lighter. Overall this was a really well balanced beer, very tasty and quite drinkable for a quad.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 17:53:30 | More by DrJay
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glid02

Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2005 version.

Pours a hazy, rustic brown color with a big off-white head. The head recedes fairly quickly into a thin pancake of bubbles on top that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of booze and Belgian candy sugar soaked fruits - plums, raisins and pears - with hints of spices. I'm not getting a lot of woody aromas, but the spiciness seems toned down a bit from the normal version.

Tastes very good. Belgian candy sugar and fruits join a sweet malt background. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg come out every now and then.

Mouthfeel is great. This is the biggest improvement over the normal version of this beer in my opinion. It's almost velvety.

Drinkability is good. The sweetness from the Belgian candy sugar isn't overbearing, nor are the spices. This goes down easily, especially considering the 10% ABV.

Overall this is a tasty beer, but for the price I would recommend sticking with the non-Reserva, though if you're curious it's certainly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2009 21:38:32 | More by glid02
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle thanks to Thorpe429. You rock, Mike.

2009 vintage

The beer is chestnut brown with a thin beige collar. The aroma offers dark malts, brown sugar, raisins. Smells nice. Great flavor and remarkably easy to drink. Alcohol hidden very well. A tad sweet, with lingering notes of plums, figs. Another great beer from De Struise.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 19:18:04 | More by Huhzubendah
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this one a few times over the years.. mainly from Inflatablechair... But... now, suddenly we are getting them in Boise!! Yaayy!!

2008 375 shared with Sam tonight... poured into my small tulip. Thin tannish head atop a hazed deep amber brew.

Nose is boozy and pretty oak forward with some toasty malts and hints of raisin... good malt presence with an interesting plummy quality.

Flavor is not as rich as the nose... but still pretty nice.. mildly malty and a bit sweeter than I appreciate... some lite cherry ester notes... overall the malt profile is lighter than expected... oak is present but really shows on the more heavy side toward the finish and it combines with a lingering sweetness...

Pretty nice.. the oak never goes too far and just adds a nice layer of complexity from front to back..

3.5/4/4/4/4

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 06:48:14 | More by JohnGalt1
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a elongated tulip glass. Vintage 2009.

A very dark body on this beer. Practically, walnut black, walnut brown body, giving to a nice creamy tan two finger head with good staying power. Manages a good puck for a long time while drinking. I am impressed by how incredibly dark this looks. There's some snapping carbonation while pouring and loud spitzy hiss.

Nose is a bit subtle and simple. Spritzy clean, with a mild dark toffee and Belgian sweetness. Faint oak and round character, but mostly pretty subdued. Some small "figgy" character.

Taste is very impressive. A wine like body, with bubbly carbonation. Faint oak, and hints of vanilla. Very intense dark red fruits of cherry, raspberry sweetness. I am surprised by how little dark raisin and fig there is on this for a quad. There's even some faint roasty finish to this also, like a porter. As the drink warms up, there is a distinct black licorice coating and aftertaste.

Pretty fun drink, quite mellow, no heat on this at all either. Fun beer from these guys. Perhaps not a fav style, but I'll take it.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 03:25:19 | More by smakawhat
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HopHead84

California

4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks again to a generous BMan1113VR for this. Maybe on our next chance meeting I'll have a bottle in tow.

The beer appears tawny with a creamy head that lingers...lingers...lingers. What retention!

The nose is full of dark fruits (quite vinous) in the form of grapes and plums. Spices are evident, and the malt profile is bready and sweet with noticeable alcohol.

The flavor is also very fruity, with raisins, plums, and grapes. The sweetness has a candied sugar quality and the bready malt backbone is substantial. The finish is sugary sweet with lingering dark fruits.

The beer is medium-full bodied with a nice medium level of carbonation, though the mouthfeel is a tad thin and watery.

This is a big fruity and vinous quad. The 4-6 ounces that I tried was satiating.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2009 08:22:20 | More by HopHead84
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reserva - 2008 vintage

Poured into duck rabbit snifter.

Pours 1/2 finger of khaki tan head. Color is a dark brown with a copper hue.Decent retention with some lace rings.

Aroma: Sweet and malty. Lots of raisins and licorice. Some plum notes. Toffee malts. A bit of spice shows with the slightest oak.

Taste: It really just tastes like a regular quad. Not a lot of oak at all. It has toffee malts, raisins, dried fruits, and licorice. Not a ton going on here, but it is good.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Not boozy which I like. Ends fairly clean.

Overall, a decent quad but nothing what I was expecting. Didn't taste too much oak in this one. It was good, but a little overrated imo.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 10-09-2010 20:08:24

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 01:37:45 | More by mothman
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into chalice, 2009 vintage. Pours murky dark reddish brown color with a small khaki head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Minimal glass lacing with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, molasses, toast, clove, pepper, oak, light roast, brown bread, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy notes with moderate oak presence. Taste of raisin, prune, fig, molasses, toast, toffee, clove, pepper, oak, brown bread, light roast, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, molasses, toast, toffee, oak, clove, pepper, brown bread, light roast, and earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of malt and fruity/spicy flavors; with moderate oak presence and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic oak aged quadrupel. Big complexity and great balance of flavors; and quite smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 03:59:25 | More by superspak
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 Vintage! Served from bottle into a Trappistes Rochefort chalice. Poured a deep reddish brown with a half finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark chocolate, bread, raisins, and sweet alcohol on the followthrough. It had a heavy feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. This one wasn't quite as smooth as the Old Fisherman's Ale with similar age on it, but was still quite nice. The alcohol on this one definitely made itself present on the followthrough without doubt. Hard to believe that with this one having 4 years on it already. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 16:04:36 | More by thagr81us
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a deep amber to brown in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, oaky and dark fruit. In the taste, dark fruits, a mellow oaky taste, and just a pinch of alcohol. A small alcohol bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry oak and small alcohol like aftertaste. A nice oak presence with a dark fruit sweet to dryness, a really nice sipper.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 21:44:11 | More by OWSLEY069
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2008 23:27:21 | More by Bitterbill
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largadeer

California

3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky tawny color with a large and long-lasting head that leaves a coating of foam on the glass. The nose is rich, full of chocolate, raisins and molasses. There's a faint red wine-like tartness, and a odd mineral aroma beneath the surface. On the palate it's fruity and slightly tart, like a semi-ripe blackberry. A big chocolate malt flavor makes up the foundation, with subtler notes of tannins, minerals and figs beneath that. The finish is semi-dry and semi-tart with a light astringency. The full body and chocolatey, almost roasty malt profile make this an unusual quad, and a fairly good one.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2009 02:31:45 | More by largadeer
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