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Pannepot Grand Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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Reviews: 220
Hads: 560
Avg: 4.27
pDev: 16.39%
Wants: 177
Gots: 186 | FT: 18
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Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

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Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 03-20-2008

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got a couple thanks to Brad and Eric. Thanks guys! I split this with john last night,

Reddish brown with a dense brown head, red highlights, great lacing and retention.

Nose is spicy like the Reserva with a mild chocolate and cream, but there's no mistaking the calvados component of this beer. Sweet apple brandy, this is like a complex pumpkin cake. Spicy with nuitmeg and black cardamom. Vanilla is apparent and for a beer that sat in oak for as long as this did, there's no wood character at all.

Opening with a sweet apple brandy character, pie spices and brown sugar, this is dessert in a glass. While I like my quads dry and fruity, this is one that goes against that and comes out better for it. Big in body, low carbonation enhance the dessert-like character of this beer. More refined than the Reserva, this tastes and finishes better. Chocolate, cream and milk early, with a fig like character, the finish is long and sweet. Thoroughly enjoyable, I preferred this version. However, the best version is the base beer itself, as the barrel character just whelms the yeast flavors.

**Edit 21 Mar 2014**

My last bottle of the 05 vintage. Spicy, fruity, cola sweetness, red wine, calvados, sherry. red wine and calvados are noticeable. The palate has a mild sherry like tartness and tannin bite. Fruity, vinous and a little yeasty, age has transformed this beer. Minimal sweetness, balanced by acidity and tannins. Booze is wonderfully hidden. 4.25/4/4.25

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Photo of John_M
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with Dyan last night. Many thanks for sharing this beauty with me Dyan.

The beer pours a dark brown color with fair head retention and not much lacing. The nose is very attractive in this beer, consisting of milk chocolate, cherries and rootbeer. Flavors generally replicate the nose, but are not quite as intense as I waas expecting, given the aroma profile. The beer is no more then moderately sweet, with a fairly long, soft finish. Alcohol is well disguised, though I can't imagine drinking very much of this.

Not sure extended barrel aging has helped this beer out, as I think I like the base beer version better. Nevertheless, this is still a very fine beer from De Struise.

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Photo of rhinos00
4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big, big thanks to Eric for hooking me up with this long time want. Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a snifter. 2005 Vintage.

A- Pours a very dark maroon, bordering on chocolate brown. Produced a fingers width of off-white colored head. Quickly reduced to a thicker ring around the glass.

S- Has all the classic profiles of a fine quad crossed with a port, wine like character. Hefty dose of raisins, figs, and candied malts upfront. The uniqueness behind the aroma is the distinct vinous sweetness in the back end. Pretty potent.

T- Very nice blend of flavors going on here. As in the nose, the typical quad flavors are present. Lots of dark fruit, along with sweet malts. Then comes the oak. A perfect distinct flavor to mark the separation between the quad aspect of this beer and the wine like characteristics in the finish. Taste finishes with very smoothly, with a sweet ripe grapes from a fine cab.

M- Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Almost lent a fuller more vibrant body.

D- As this warmed it went down easier and easier. Very easy going.

Overall, damn this is one fine variation of a quad. Wish I had a couple more bottles stowed away in my cellar. Thanks again Eric.

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Photo of alcstradamus
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured softly directly into the center of my glass. Four finger head on top of a near black body. Decent lacing.

I had the regular Reserva earlier in the evening so it will be interesting to compare the two. The nose here is similar, although somehow there seems to be more sweetness and less wood even though this got an extra barrel treatment. Light oak, sweet citrus notes, and ripe dark fruits mostly.

Taste is wood forward with a strong wave of raisins and grapes coming in behind and taking over the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is full bodied with high but soft carbonation. Alcohol is very hidden for 10% and I can't bare to simply sip this, it demands my complete attention.

Overall, I found this to be "slightly" better than the regular Reserva. Both had a similar flavor profile, but in different proportions. Reserva was wood heavy with low sweetness, Grand Reserva was sweet with low woodiness.

I would have to do a side-by-side to really be able to make a judgement call, but based on memory I have found the Pannepot, Pannepot Reserva, and Pannepot Grand Reserva to all be relatively equal and world class brews. They all have their own strengths and their own weaknesses, but all are amazing.

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Photo of nickd717
4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2005 bottle at the Kulminator in Antwerpen (yeeeeaaaah!).

A - Amazing very dark reddish-brown pour with a large tan head.

S - Aroma of sweet malt, red wine, oak, dark chocolate, and mild roast.

T - Really, really complex and good. Sweet caramel and roasted malt, toffee, coffee, dark chocolate, red wine, brandy, spices, dark fruits...come to think of it, maybe I should be naming the flavors that weren't in this beer instead, that might be a shorter list.

M - Awesome full palate with soft carbonation. Incredibly velvety and smooth.

D - This beer is intense, but it's so damn good it keeps you wanting more. Overall, this beer was absolutely legen...wait for it...DARY!

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another gem I was lucky enough to get ahold of recently. Served chilled and poured into a snifter, this one was consumed on 08/29/2009. Vintage 2005 bottle

Big pour here, huge with a big tan head here, maybe three inches here capping off the top of a very dark brown liquid. Only the slightest bit of reddish light peaking through on the sides and the bottom of the glass here. Aroma was rich, tart fruits, figs, hints of herbal notes, light brown sugar. Warming brings lots of oak, hints of bourbon and undertones of a dark fruit, almost plum like nature. Each sip is decadent and complete, really just a wonderfully complex and amazingly deep and complete flavor. Tons of figs and grapes, hints of light spice on the tongue. Nice sweet notes and oak running through the middle of the palate with each passing sip, masterfully done. Alcohol hidden very well underneath a cloak of dark fruit and spicey goodness. Full bodied with lots of carbonation.

Overall what a night for me. This and Delphine back to back. I was blown away by both. The pannepot is good for me, but this is great, it really just came together damn near perfect for me. I would love to have this again any day, maybe age it for a year or two more.

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Photo of srandycarter
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a prunish cola, not much off white head, leaves to ring. Persistent clinging bubbly lace.

S - Very wine like in the nose. Like champagne and barley mixed together.

T - Taste follows smell. If blindfolded, you might be fooled at initial taste that you are drinking wine. Barley dense sweet surrounds to quash that note.

M - Medium solid body, good coat carb and balance.

D - For the style, very.

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Photo of markaberrant
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2005 vintage

A - not quite opaque, hint of red flash around edges, looks to be clear, thin tan head, recedes to a ring, almost no lacing

S - deep plum, spicy yeast, vanilla oak

T - lots of plum and grape, tart fruitiness, mellow wood, spicy esters, extremely smooth flavours

M - med light, med low carbonation, overall light and airy, as opposed to creamy, very smooth alcohol, no harshness or astringency from oak barrel

D - extremely smooth oak character, tart fruitiness, well aged, very tasty

I didn't much care for the regular Pannepot, but this is a completely different beast. Tart grape/ plum reminds me of the essence of grape soda (without the cloying sugary sweet character). The oak is well integrated into the overall flavour of the beer, and just adds to the complexity instead of screaming "OAK." I'm glad I got the chance to try this, as it really is outstanding, but the price point (about $14 per 330ml bottle in Alberta) seems a tad excessive.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Roasted pecan brown that becomes darkest black cherry when backlit with bright morning sun. A louder than expected 'pffft' on crown cracking has resulted in nearly half the snifter being filled with fluffy light brown sugar colored foam. Whether much lace ends up sticking on not, this is wonderful looking beer.

The nose would be more enjoyable (and more complex) if it was bolder. Medium-dark fruit and a potpourri of herbs and spices are appreciated. Woodiness is definitely present, but no one could have guessed that what makes Grand Reserva unique among the Pannepot brews is the fact that it was aged in French oak that had previously held Calvados (apple brandy).

I'm not groovin' on this one as much as I did on Old Fisherman's Ale (Denmark Version). It seems too tart for a quadrupel and doesn't have the flavor depth that I remember. Things are coming together a bit better as it warms, but 4.5 for flavor isn't a serious consideration.

Specifics include brown bread soaked in caramel, tart apples, tangy plums, golden raisins, citrus zest and assorted spices. Regarding the identifiability of ingredients other than malt, hops and yeast... cinnamon (yes), orange peel (yes), coriander (maybe) and thyme (no). Clove esters from the Belgian yeast are noted as well. Alcohol is... what alcohol?

The final pour adds an even darker murkiness to the beer. Oddly enough, flavor intensity and complexity are not affected. Considering the fact that PGR was brewed in 2005 and bottled in 2007, the mouthfeel has held up pretty well. It's light-medium for the style and the ABV, but it works.

Aging an outstanding quadrupel in Calvados barrels sounds like a good idea, but it didn't contribute anything worthwhile in the end. I don't care whether or not Grand Reserva is brewed again, as long as De Struise Brouwers continues to provide us with the standard Pannepot Fisherman's Ale. Thanks to biegaman for the bottle.

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Photo of tai4ji2x
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. notches on the side indicate: A 12 (month) 12 (year). tasted in mid/late april 2009.

dark reddish brown. red ruby tint under the light. nearly sediment-free when decanted properly. 2-finger beige head, gradually recedes to thin wispy layer. pretty good lacing throughout.

fruity aroma of cherries and ripe apple, touch of oak and vanilla. dark caramel note into light anise and licorice. faint euro hop hint. trace of coffee-like acidity.

acidity becomes brighter on the palate, and more fruity and grape-like as well, melding with the oak note, giving reminiscences of wine. caramel is slightly thinned out though. hops peek in, but bitterness is more coffee-like, with more coffee tones in the aftertaste too. hint of spice behind the acidity.

smooth, medium body, with acidic texture towards the finish. mild to moderate carbonation accentuates acidity slightly, and otherwise just helps give body.

the oak aging seems to give some interesting complexities, but loses some of the robustness of flavor the original pannepot has.

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Photo of crnipeter
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml 2005 vintage poured into chalice

A - dark reddish brown topped by quickly dissipating light tan head scattered with medium sized bubbles.

S - apple, pear, cherries, basket of dried fruits: prunes, raisins and figs; brandy, brown sugar and faint oakiness entering the nostrils.

T - a well mellowed brew - very potent, strongly vinous and sweet with intense fruity flavors that are pretty much the same as the nose suggests with apple being the dominant taste. Some oaky tannins. Ending with non-aggressive apple sourness. Apart from traces of brandy alcohol is barely noticeable, no hoppy bitterness. Hops, if present, are there only to balance the malts.

M - smooth & creamy, medium to heavy bodied.

D - well hidden alcohol in combination with apple sourness makes it dangerously drinkable.

If you can't choose between beer and wine grab this one. It's best of both worlds.

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Photo of MAB
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fabulous beer! Especially since I was so disappointed with the "Fisherman's Ale" from the same brewer.

Beautiful dark with slightly amber color, not too much head- it just right for my purpose; I'm not a fan of big head, even if it does break down.

Lovely malty flavor is followed immediately by a cherry-like adjunct. Almost thick, it sits on the tongue and coats it with sweet malty goodness. Perfectly balanced by hops that do not add much flavor that I could detect. This is not about the hops; it's about the balance of sweetness, alcohol burn, and interesting yeast/ fruit flavors.

A great brew. Like the picture on this site (above), mine was a 2005 vintage, so it would have been four years old, I suppose, when I drank it. The time blended and mellowed the flavors to make me extremely sad that I didn't buy two (or more!) of these back in 2007, I think it was.

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Photo of ricke
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark ruby color with a one finger beige head that settles rather quickly.

S: Very complex. Vinous fruity flavors (cherries, ripe apples), roasted malts, coffee, hints of oak and lots of spices. Faint notes of sweet licorice and burnt aromas. Hints of chocolate and nougat develops upon swirling.

T: Lively taste with lots of stuff going on. Very complex. Notes of cherries up front, faint tartness, robust oak barrel character, roasted malts, coffee and lots of spices. In the finish there is a tart fruitiness, sweet licorice and herbs. The bitterness is spicy, rather than hoppy. Some alcohol.

M: Smooth like velvet, full-bodied and sophisticated.

D: A great beer. Packed with strong and bold flavors. Maybe it could have been a little more balanced. Nonetheless, highly recommended.

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Photo of msubulldog25
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Barely into a Papago Brewing visit on Friday night (3/27) and the über-generosity of psprings continues. A 330ml (2005) bottle is introduced, poured to a small tulip glass.

A: Deep, dark coffee-brown richness, showing a little ruby against the cooler fluorescents next to my table. 1/2-finger of sudsy tan cream sits atop, hanging around for several minutes. Lace is limited (a bit surprising), barely sticking small flecks and awkward ribbons.

S: Ah, that uniquely Belgian/'Pannepot' aroma: Spiced dark fruit (raisins, prunes, figs, dried apples), ground cloves and nutmeg, peppery woodiness. Robust, lasting, improving with warmth.

T: Tangy but earthy spiciness with a zested orange/lemon peel. Cracked pepper and leathery grain. Red apple skins, hints of tart funk. Mild raisin sweetness, maybe carobs, in the finish. Lots of interesting/diverse flavors, maybe too many muddling things up?

M: Tingly mouthfeel, full of effervescent carbonation. Velvety smoothness once the initial carbonation subsides, mellowed with age and lusciously full.

D: As a professed lover of the Pannepot brews, this one was a must for me. Had many of the elements of the quadrupels of theirs I've enjoyed, though the muddled medley of flavors here didn'y make me a convert to this over the 'regular' Pannepot. Still, I'd never turn one down - again, big thanks to Paul for sharing this treat.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

03/11/09- Recieved in a trade with BA member ygtbsm94.

Presentation- 11.2oz bottle with a best by date on the label of the bottle. Poured into my Abbaye des Rocs chalice.

Appearance- Deep grayish wine like color. About a 1/4 inch head on the pour with some minor spotty lace.

Smell- Really nice nose of concord grapes, plums, caramel and some candied sugar.

Taste- A slight minor metallic note sticks around almost the whole beer until it warms to room temp. Also, the flavor lasts much longer at room temp. Grape flavor reigns supreme with some rasins and plums included. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Sugary sweet, but about the right amount.

Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation level, very slight hoppy taste in the back of the mouth. Slight sugary coating and flavorful aftertaste when warmed.

Drinkability- I personally liked the regular version of Pannepot better, but this is still pretty good. If not for the metallic note, it would be right up there with some of the better ones.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.27/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a capped 330 ml brown bottle, best before date on label states 30/11/2013. Also noted is the list of ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, yeast, spices and candy. Noted for the inclusion of the latter 2 on the list.

Pours out a deep murky opaque brown, small beige head that quickly dissipates.

Sweet malt and brown sugar on the nose, candied dates, raisins, faint nutmeg.

Flavour is almost vinuous, green grapes, white raisins, dates, nutmeg, a mild woody nut husk, some sweet candi sugar. Not overly cohesive, nor impressive.

Mouthfeel is fairly light and watery at times, although there's some fullness on the finish.

A rather anti-climactic quad when all is said and done, hopefully it ages well and things come together a bit more over the years.

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Photo of brdc
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Small capped bottle. 2005 Vintage Best by date December 2012

Poured into a goblet, it produces a dense, creamy tan colored head atop a dark ruby beer.
Dark fruits and spices predominate on the aroma, along with a malty sweetness, cardamom, brown sugar.
Creamy on the palate as well, mostly malty sweetness, with prominent spices, dark fruits, a note of oak and vanilla.
It is a very good beer, but still inferior to regular pannepot. Better than reserva.

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Photo of badbeer
3.38/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber red color with a tan head that quickly dissipates to a ring around the glass. Smell is of green apple, spices, and some wood. Taste consists of caramel, toffee, spices, clove, but this is also very metallic; even moreso than the regular reserva. Light bodied with a rather high carbonation. I'd try this again, but I don't know that I'd seek it out. It seems like I'd just stick with regular Pannepot over any of the reservas. Thanks to pepsican for the sample.

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Photo of weeare138
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to hopdog for openining this one...
Appears a hazy, dark chestnut with crimson highlights when held to the light. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of caramel, calvados, port, oak, black grapes, vanilla, raisins, prunes, and brown sugar.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with port wine and calvados soaked oak seeping through in the flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with raisins, and brown sugar clinging to the palate, making for a sweet but delicious beer.

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Photo of elricorico
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2005 bottle. Basically black, with a fairly quick pour forming a finger of tan head. Falls quickly to a half finger cap, but maintains there.

The aroma is strongly dominated by oak woodiness. Behind that is the dark fruits of a quad, but they are muted by the strong wood aroma. Spices notable as well. Altogether nice.

Taste is extraordinary. Much like the regular Pannepot, but with the alcohol muted, and an addition of vanilla-like wood flavour and just a hint of tartness to the mix. Spicy, fruity, rich and sweet.

Mouthfeel is full bodied with a little more than the required carbonation to cut through the body. Here is another 10% ABV beer that drinks like a 6%.

For the money I'd stick with the regular Pannepot, but this is another fantastic brew and well worth trying.

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Photo of DrJay
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2005. Thanks for the trade northyorksammy!
Dark brown with some reddish highlights, a moderate pour produced a fluffy beige cap. Excellent head retention, with two fingers of foam settling to a finger's worth over several minutes, leaving behind some chunky, clinging lace. A thin cap lingered right through to the bottom of the glass. Big dried fruit aroma, mostly raisins, with some earthy prune skin and figs. Lots of malt too, rich and sweet, with notes of molasses and toffee dominating, along with cake and dough in the background. Kind of smells like fruitcake, but much better than that, with a hint of boozy rum. Wood character was quite subdued, but there was a bit of vanilla in there. Very fruity flavour too, again with the dried fruits mentioned above, but with more of a fresh plum character. Alcohol was more pronouned than in the aroma, as were mellow oak tannins. Alcohol was a little spicy in the finish and vanilla appeared here as well. Lots of sweetness, but just a little of that was from brown sugar and toffee flavours, more from the fruit department. Finished with a bit of cherry sourness. Pretty tasty. Medium to full bodied with creamy, lowish carbonation, just a bit of astringent dryness and plenty of warmth. Really quite good and pretty drinkable for a big beer.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with a small ruby head and tight carbonation. Aromas of various spices and heavy duty German style maltings. Star anise, fennel, and licorice come to my mind, and upon first sip they also hit my palate. Kinda chocolate-y yet not really.. there is some Cinnamon flavors in here as well. Mouthfeel is creamy, but not too thick or over the top. Drinkability is good, but I could not drink this one all night as the spices would definately get to me after awhile. This is more rounded, less spicy, and more drinkable than the regular version

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2005, Russell and Roland Canadian import.

Pours clear, dark ruby with a mahogany hue. A inch-plus head of dense beige settled slowly, making way for an almost full skim coat on the surface. A few ropes of lacework for the duration as well.

Aromatics lead off with juicy malt, ripe fruit, and a boozy warmth. Grape jam, plump raisins, vanilla nougat, and brandy.
An oaky earthiness steps forward along with hints of cherries, musty boards, sherry, and cocoa.

Medium bodied, with an extremely creamy mouthfeel. Quite luscious and a bit sticky.

A blend of dark fruits and cherries, along with rum soaked raisins and grape jam lead off the palate. An earthy, woody note add a tannic dryness atop some residual sugars.
Warming brandy and a light tartness follow through along with lingering malt and some faint citrus spicing.

Finishes with a boozy wave, cherry pits, and a bright orange note that pulls through a chocolate nod.

Wowza, great beer. Dryer and less spicy than the Panneput from 2006. The oak aging, faint tartness, and brandy really ramp up the complexity of the brew.

Too bad it's nearly impossible to get.

Mad props to Northyorksammy for the hookup!

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Photo of Wasatch
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2005 Vintage

Pours a very nice brown color, nice carbonation, nice little tan head, with some nice sticky lacing left behing. The nose is malty, with some plums, raisins, figs. The taste is malty, some dark fruits, oaky. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very tasty brew, highly recommended. Thanks Eric.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2005 Vintage, best by Dec 2012. I'm glad someone uses the notching.

It pours a cloudy dark reddish brown with a very small head of foam that shrinks to a fine layer but never less during the session and there's some good lacing.

The smell has some tart dark fruits up front with good notes of oak and a malty sweetness that I guess is candy sugar. It's not particularly strong in anyone category but combined...me likes.

The taste is better than the nose. Dark fruit tartness hits my tastebuds first followed by a nice oaky flavour with some vanilla mixed in. When I swish the beer in my mouth, I can tell the dark fruit is made up of plums and and black cherries and overall, it has what I consider a sherry like character. The alcohol is slightly noticeable in the taste and gives me some warming after the swallow but I can't complain as it's pretty much under control.

The mouthfeel is medium up front but seems to cross over into light territory just before the swallow, the carbonation is light, and it finishes with tart and spicy notes. I really like this but I just wonder what it would have tasted like fresh.

Bottom line: This is damn good stuff!

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Pannepot Grand Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.