Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale - De Struise Brouwers
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4.97/5 rDev +18.3%
2006, small bottle poured into a goblet.
I had the Dannish version yesterday, which is good, but not as much as I expected, so my expectations for this one were a bit lower.
What a surprise!.
Murky dark brown, amber highlights, topped by a dark tan fluffy, albeit small head. However, it clings to the sides, and keeps a nice collar all the way to the end.
The ever changing aroma starts with a bourbon like alcholic nose, changes into caramelized malts, evolves into multiple spices, then dark fruits, more sugary maltiness, more spices.
Full bodied, creamy and wonderful on the tongue, it opens warmingly bourbon-like, turning sweet and caramelized, quickly balanced by a peppery spiciness, evolving into multiple dark fruits, back into malty sweetness. Despite some warming feeling and hints of bourbon, the alcohol is actually quite well "disguised", and the drinkability is very high for such a powerful brew.
An amazing masterpiece!
08-21-2011 01:33:05 | More by brdc
4.93/5 rDev +17.4%
33cl bottle poured into my large St. Feuillien goblet, the 2006 Pannepøt is a dark, muddy chestnut with lots of streamers exploding off the laser etching up the sides of the goblet, forming a small khaki head that fades to a fairly thick collar and skim, leaving moderate lace. As carbonated as it is, I'd expect a larger, rocky head.
Nose is very strong, sweet brown sugar, raisins, banana's foster, spices, sherry and alcohol. Much brighter then the regular Pannepot, and incredibly alluring. I wish I was having this with some kind of rich dessert drizzled in caramel right now!
Taste is sweet and robust, but countered by plenty of spice to keep it from being cloying. In-line with the suggestions of the aroma, although rounded and not as bright. Light phenols and only a hint of it's high ABV speak to the high level of execution. Exceptional indeed, although I'm sucker for sweet and rich, which you'll find here in spades.
Mouthfeel is very creamy and rich, and the body is on the heavier side for a quad, although it's still got the appropriate level of digestibility from the sugar. The carbonation is really nice. It would've probably foamed out had I not had my goblet on hand, which is impressive given the age.
Drinkability is very high, since I'm absolutely loving this beer, although it's one of my favorite styles. Better then the regular version IIRC, although I've only had it once, about a month ago.
11-09-2007 03:50:57 | More by ccrida
4.9/5 rDev +16.7%
This is an amazing, wonderfully crafted beer that echo's legendary! It's creamy, it's sweet and it's awesome. I am surprised at how good this beer is. Low carbonation makes this brew a silky smooth quad that is easily right up there with the best beers in the World. Very drinkable and the ABV is TOTALLY HIDDEN! this brewer has mastered hiding ABV with this beer. I would buy this again and again and again.
Bottom Line: Near Legendary!
07-01-2013 23:49:30 | More by themind
4.83/5 rDev +15%
2006 bottle, it definitely is the Denmark version as it's spelled Pannepøt and not Pannepot on the bottle.
A- Poured into my Brewer's Art chalice leaving the dregs behind. Pours a dark brown, somewhat clear even though it's dark with ruby highlights. Finger thick light tan head forms but drops almost instantly.
S- at first it's quite one dimensional with sugar plum. As it warms up more of a chocolaty and roasted grain husk is brought out.
T- Fruity and spicy is dominant, but notes of chocolate and lightly roasted malt adds a ton of complexity. Light red wine like fruitiness. Sugary sweetness in the finish and very mild bitterness.
M- Carbonation is a little prickly but that can be worked out fairly well by swirling. The texture of the liquid is very nice, in the lighter medium range.
D- One of the best Belgians I've had. Probably the best quadrupel, although it was harder to tell with Westvleteren 12 because I only had a 1/2 bottle sample of.
12-21-2008 22:47:39 | More by MiScusi
4.83/5 rDev +15%
2007 bottle. Poured into a Caracole small snifter. Pours a dark ruby red brown. Thin, fine light tan head with great retention. Looks nice. Aroma of dark fruit, sweet malt, dark bread and faint spices. Absolutely delicious flavor of light, dark and dried fruit with distinct cherry notes, caramel malt; sweet. Superbly integrated flavors. Finish is somewhat abrupt, but with mild dark fruit aftertaste. A slight oxidized flavor consistent with a 5 year old bottle. Heavy bodied with creamy mouth feel. This is wonderful.
02-04-2012 04:27:45 | More by LiquidAmber
4.8/5 rDev +14.3%
2007 vintage. The beer pours a brown-black, and is capped with a persistent tan-mocha head; spotty lace is deposited. The nose has a delectable rich maltiness offering suggestions of medjool dates, toffee, plum, molasses, and chocolate-covered cherries. The taste favors dark fruit, brown sugar, cherries, dry sack, pears, dates, raisins both golden and otherwise, and fig compote. There is also a boozy note which is expressed rather elegantly. The feel is silky and luxurious; it is a beautifully velvety thing all in all. This beer is about as good as it gets.
06-21-2011 22:34:47 | More by ktrillionaire
4.8/5 rDev +14.3%
2006 bottle picked up at the Alvinne bottleshop.
A - pours a root beer color with a finger of tan head, leaves a sheet with spots of lacing.
S - dark fruits (raisin, figs), caramel, a hint of alcohol.
T - Not the most complex, but damn it's tasty! Straight forward figs, grapes, yeast, and a caramel candi-sugar finish.
M/D - This is best regular version of Pannepot, hands down. Not even the 2005s I have are better (still too spiced and that's not really my thing). I finished this glass in record time because of the abrupt finish and lingering sweetness. I need another bottle.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-29-2010 00:54:30
08-15-2011 04:23:59 | More by xpimptastikx
4.75/5 rDev +13.1%
Drank at Molenhof Bar, Oestvleteren, Belgium.
A - Pours a nice drk brown almost black colour that hold its head well and laces.
S - Dark fruits such as figs , prunes grapes and some smokey chocolate.
T - Plenaty of dark fruits and very well balanced sugars that leave the palatte just demanding more. The beer almost has an oak aged bruin feel to it. Slightly tart and full of flavour with incredible balance.
M - Smooth and low carbonation, that is a fullish body.
D - Another mastepiece from De Struise. The smoothnes is impressive indeed. Its my kind of beer because of the subtle and balnaced flavours. No massive flavours but rather a little bit of everything.
08-15-2011 01:14:35 | More by eric5bellies
4.75/5 rDev +13.1%
330ml bottle (Label: Pannepeut 2010). Oversized glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Dark brown color, dark amber to the light. Beige, close froth leaves a collar on top when dismissed. Toasted malts, caramel malts, chocolate hues, toffee & ripe figs to the nose. Spiced aromas –clove, vanilla, cinnamon- Flavor profile as aromas. Creamy maltiness, low bitterness. Fruity & voluptuous. Full body, soft carbonation. Ripe fruits & dried nuts showed in a lasting finish. ABV?? Who, cares?
06-12-2012 23:28:55 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale from De Struise Brouwers
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