Pannepot Grand Reserva - De Struise Brouwers
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4.19/5 rDev -2.6%
2005 vintage courtesy of Steve...thank you!
A nice dark brown with a good half inch cap that rings and puddles.
Plenty of wood and wet paper along with tobacco leaf and chocolate. There's a nice roasted coffee here as well that's unexpected.
Interesting quad and not wholly anticipated: coal, dark fruits, figs, and molasses encompassed by a sweet sherry-like sweetness. Red grapes and roasted coffee on the back end with lingering port qualities.
On the low end of carbonation with a moderate body that shows it's age while still holding its ground.
Sophie Marceau...aging but still plenty well put together.
03-12-2014 02:36:04 | More by BarrytheBear
4.13/5 rDev -4%
2005 Vintage, apparently this is the first batch. Poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Pours a nice very dark mahogany hue that would be clear if not for how dark it is. Nice half finger light tan head fades to leave a creamy halo and a thin cloud.
S - Aromas of well, an old quad. Definitely oxidation, light caramel, brown sugar, darker fruits, figs, faint vanilla. Like someone else said there is some sherry notes.
T - Taste is figs, oxidation/cherry, with a strong chocolate and coffee finish. Almost port like this is not bad, just not expected. What's really unexpected is the level of chocolate and coffee and lightly sweet dark fruits on the finish. Pleasant.
M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, slightly silky, alcohol is hidden nice.
O - Overall, perhaps I should have drank this a few years back but still glad I did not. Nice complexity here.
02-17-2014 01:11:13 | More by rudzud
2.78/5 rDev -35.3%
Vintage '05 on the bottle. Pour is deep brown with a tight tan head. Nose has a ton of rich dark malt, figs, brown sugar, red grapes, a bit oxidized, nutty, cardboard, and boozy notes in back. Taste is also a good bit oxidized. The cardboard is strong with the rich malt being faded. Brown sugar and fig with booze in back. The cardboard lingers through the finish. Medium to full body, fairly good carbonation.
02-06-2014 00:13:03 | More by cpetrone84
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
330 mL bottle poured into a De Struise tulip. 2005 vintage.
Appearance - Dark brown. Light passes through revealing a tinge or red and some floating bits suspended in the beer. Medium khaki head that resolves into a creamy collar.
Smell - Oxidation lends sherry to the nose. Nothing offensive, but this is getting old. Fruit and caramel malt. Some brown sugar and a hint of darker roasted malts.
Taste - Bright fruitiness up front. Almost a wine-like characteristic. Oak. Again, sherry oxidation flavors. Brown sugar turns into a chocolatey finish and coffee is left in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Slickness from the oxidation. Sweet.
Overall - This definitely has its drawbacks. The oxidation doesn't open up any exciting flavors. It's not too old, but it's old. Nonetheless, this is a fantastic and complex beer.
12-23-2013 01:01:59 | More by Alieniloquium
Pannepot Grand Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.