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Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium | website

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Old Fisherman's Ale is a dark ale brewed with spices. Pannepot is a term that describes the Fishing Boats from the village of De Panne. Brewed and bottled on the Deca Brewery in Woesten-Vleteren.

EBC:99, IBU:27, OG:1100, FG:1025, ABV:10%
Hops: Bramling Cross, Hallaertau MF

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 12-14-2006

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Avg:
4.33
pDev:
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Photo of CharlesRiver
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have heard so much about this brewery and have been waiting to try this beer. First I should say that this beer erupted like a volcano when I opened! It has been in my cellar for a few weeks so I don't know what the problem was.

Anyways, beautiful dark brown with a dark tan head (see above) that just keeps growing. Smell is rich and floral. Coffee, tea, fig and malt dominate. THE BEST smelling beer I have smelt in a long time. Taste is wonderful. More of the above and perfectly intertwined. The middle is where the sweet malt lies but gives way to a wonderful dry note then more coffee/fig. Alcohol is nearly hidden but peaks out about half way in.

Overall, just a wonderful beer. Not a beer that I personally could drink a lot of at one sitting. One of the best "Quad's" that I have ever had.

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Photo of malcontent
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dark chestnut color with slightly clear, ruby edges. Head is minimal with modest lacing.

Mild dried fruit (prune) heads into richer, beadier territory. Spicing is only detectable in trace amounts with what seems to be coriander stealing the show.

This is one rich beer! Intense flavors of apple skins and caramel evolve into overtones of brandy and butter. Dark bread stands out toward the finish with a big fruity finale. Almost no detectable hops although the buttery aftertaste lingers.

Creamy, full mouthfeel never crosses into viscosity and maintains a healthy level of carbonation throughout. Something of this strength is rarely this drinkable which makes it all the more terrifying/beautiful. Look out for this one!

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

"2006" it says here on the label.

Looks just dark black at first, but then some browns start to come out. This really plays with my mind as I stare at it. It flashes from black to brown to deep cranberry back to black. Even held to the light, it's still hard to discern. The head is a solid sandy foam film of tan.

Smells of musky port and a cocktail of dark dried fruits, accompanied by a boozy sting. There's a dry rusty earth smell in the background that made me furrow my brow.

Tastes quite soft with a gentle marshmallow and smooth red wine up front and then fades to a more traditional quad with milky caramel and delicate herbal musky yeast that ties into the same rusty elements from the smell. The assortment of spices here is quite an experience. As it warms, the spices become more and more prominent, so take your time with this one.

The carbonation in this one is a little much for me. It helps the beer look great, but I found the amount of froth that this one kicked up to be a little much. Feels quite thin and dry behind that.

Not bad, but not one of my more favorite takes on the style.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 330ml bottle of 2006 vintage, served at cellar temperature and poured into a tulip glass

A - Poured a very dark brown, almost a cola like color with a very hazy and cloudy appearance pretty much obscuring everything inside and making it look a very thick consistency. A very nice three finger high head of tan colored lace came flying up to the top. Very active on the pour would be an understatement, this thing was all over the place. Almost came out of the top of the glass. After a few more minutes, it finally settled down and began to fold in on itself and become more of just a thin half-inch layer across the top. Tons of spider web like lace coating the inside of the glass, leaving tons of dripping lace. Hard to tell how much carbonation there was as it was just way to hazy. Some small amount of sediment visible on the bottom of the glass, which did not really move much, sort of just hanging around on the bottom of the glass for the duration of the session.

S - The aroma was very varied, deep and complex with different hints and small nuances of smell coming through at various different times during the course of the session. The first thing I was able to pick up with a very nice dark fruity aroma. Lots of raisins, figs, plums, and even a touch of grape showing up in here. Very well mixed and balanced between them but leading more toward the sugary notes as it started to warm up. Lots of spice was evident as well right from the start. A sort of odd nutmeg like spice along with a touch of cinnamon, and sugar. Some aromas of oak or other wood like characteristics starting to come through now as well. The profile is really starting to thicken up now and get a bit complex on me. Some light grassy like smells along with touches of earthy grains all floating around in there as well. Overall really quite full and at the same time very well balanced. Major factor here was the raisin like fruits that were the only constant in the aroma the entire time.

T - The first sip of this just started to bring on wave after wave of thick evolving flavor that really was showing off quite well and became increasingly more complex with each and every sip. The first notes that came across were very rich, sugary notes of raisins, which were just a wonderful way to start off the whole thing. Deep dark fruity flavors were the norm on this was with prunes and figs lining up behind it, quickly delving it deeper and deeper. A very strong presence of sugar was next up, really pushing through and drying to lighten it up. A touch of something sour playing around in the back, and just briefly showing up in the flavor before diving back down and out of site again. Rolling on some nice earthy, oak like notes starting to come now with spices becoming more and more dominant. Cinnamon and nutmeg, even some all spice and a hint of banana keeping developing it further. The finish brought everything back together again and just kept evolving it and drying you out, making you come back and get another sip so that you could bring it back to where it was before. Really, no hint of any kind of alcohol in this one, which to be honest was remarkable for something that should have been so big. Overall, I was quite pleased with the overall flavor and thought that it really developed quite well.

M - This was a very thick ale, not quite full bodied, but damn close and it had such a luscious and creamy smooth body that it was really a pleasure to take each passing sip, as each one was better then the one before that. Really a tremendously good beer here. The carbonation held up excellently and really pushed the entire thing into overdrive, allowing the flavors to really pop and explore the full range of possibilities. Great smooth finish, though not intensely dry, it was more sugary and long flavors of spice persisted for a good long time afterward.

D - Now see this category can become tricky at times only because you get the situation where something is so incredibly drinkable, but at the same time, it has a high ABV so it leaves you in the situation of what to do, In this case the answer was simple, you just keep drinking. It was really just that easy to do. There was just no hint of any kind of alcohol in this whatsoever and the flavors were so rich and bold, with such and in-depth and wonderful profile that it was truly hard to say no to this one. I could have easily had another without any incident, it was just that good. So smooth and delicious.

Overall, I thought this was a really great Belgian ale. The flavors were rich and pure, mingling so well and cross such a wide range of style that it was almost impossible to nail down where it was coming from .A deep dark ale; this one would surely please anyone who gives it a try. Does it live up to the hype? I will let you decide that, my feelings are kind of mixed on the subject personally, but one thing for sure, it is damn good.

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Photo of Graham21
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark raisin brown with a tan mm head that stays around. The nose is dark and fruity with plum, citrus and raisin undertones and strong banana essence. Also, some nutmeg and light roasted malt smells come through.

So many flavors; matured Apple, bananas and pears, rich Christmas spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, plums, sour tones, raisins, light coffee.

Nice and complex, finishes well, medium-full bodied.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

thanks to Oxymoron for this!!!
11.2 oz(2006) bottle> 12 oz Postel chalice glass.

This one basically exploded as I tried to pour it...I only got about half of the bottle in my glass due to the fact that it had warmed up to room temp overnight, so I s l o w l y poured out the rest in two tries.. The head is amazing, lively and fluffy...this thing has a life of it's own...a full three fingers at least is observed, but it's brilliant the head is tight, smooth and even but very fluffy. Ultra-sticky lacing is left after a slow dissipation. The color is a dense amber brown with no light getting through. Folks, this is what a Belgian Quad should look like!

The sweet malt scent is simply mouthwatering, big-ripe red fruits, tangy berries, smokey cedar wood, caramel, mild heat tingle, all spice, chocolate brownies, raspberries with vanilla on top, wild black berries, brown sugar and mild cinnemon. Yeah...it's that complex PLUS some.

The flavor is mind-blowing, I was stunned...I've had a few decent quads before, but this one stands out as my favorite. Th depth and complexity here is as good as I've ever had. The malt flavor's alone are "beyond the pale" with rich chocolate chunks, smokey toffee, pure amber candied sugar, and then there's the wonderful balance of herbal and earthy hops, not at all bitter, slightly leafy but very "fresh" tasting. The hop flavors flow out of the malt in a perfect way, delicate but impressive enough to really enjoy the two together, it's a total tream effort here. The 10 % abv is very well hidden, and only adds further depth with warming effect that makes you conpemplate every sip...I just didn't want this experience to end. This is 11.2 oz's of pure bliss, If I could have a lifetime supply of one brew, this just might be the one.

The feel in a word: Luxurious. full bodied, classicly clean and crisp with that heavy champgne-like feel that is both smooth and lively. you just wanna roll this liguid around in the mouth, make it hit every part of the palate....your brain will thank you.

This brew is simply the highest quality stuff I've ever had, I'm in love folks. I hope my girlfriend won't be too jelous, but I'm already getting funny looks as I finish this off. A rightous brew indeed.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Dark mahogany, nice, stable 1/4" head, settles quickly.

Beautiful aroma, dark fruits, dark spices, soft cinnamon, nutmeg, met with dark malts, raisins, dates, some pepper, perhaps...

Taste: cool and fruity, at first, then full and expressive, a weighty ale in the mouth, dark fruits in abundance, cherries covered in chocolate, raisins dipped in carob, with a trickle of anise on the side,...very nice. Warming. And alcohol hidden well.

Finishes long in the mouth, hangs in there for a stretch. Well-balanced, tasty, ...somewhere between a dubbel and a quadrupel, is where I'd put this. Reminds me just a bit of what I like in St. Bernardus Abt 12.

I think I'll return to this one. Well worthy.

(I just noticed this is my 2000th bottle. Yay!)

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to seaoflament for this one.

Be warned: pour with caution, this beer quickly develops a light brown head with huge bubbles that quickly climbs to the top of the glass and almost over. Rocky foam leaves a scattered lace as it fades. Body is the deepest of brown almost black. Nose is very comforting with biscuit like notes and dark fruit, woodsy spices and maybe a hint of banana nut bread. Enters the mouth crisp and robust with spicey sweetness and long dark ripe plum notes. A toffee like character develops and then starts to remind me of a well made snikerdoddle cookie. Complex and well balanced from start to finish. Alchol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is thick and spicey. Drinkability is shortned only by how big this beer is with richness and alchol. Lovely overall.

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Photo of doubleipa
3.82/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

'06 - Plum, prune, tawny port, ginger aromas. Wimpy quarter inch, light brown head. Hazy. Not very powerful aroma, but could detect many different aromas, though. THere was even a bit of a sour note to this one; may be due to it being an '06, but that realy shouldn't be the case. Nice alcohol warmth.

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Photo of JBogan
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle purchased at the Cracked Kettle in Amsterdam. Dark ruby colored with a very fizzy tan two finger head which remained a long time but left almost no lacing.

Smelled of spices, dates, caramel, cherries ... a lot going on here.

Tasted of spices, dark fruits, caramel, a tiny bit of coffee as it warmed, and almost no trace of alcohol.

Really good mouthfeel, somewhat smooth with medium body and a good amount ofcarbonation.

The helpful fellow at the Cracked Kettle (Andy I think) recommended this to me, and it did not disappoint. One of the finest beers I've ever enjoyed.

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Photo of baggio
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2006 vintage bought at http://www.oelkonsortiet.dk thanks Svend!

A: Black with a huuuuge, rich, head that sticks to the glass.

S: Woaa. Lots going on here. Apples, cherries, nutmeg, prunes, yeast, coffee and sugar.

T: Nuts, roasted malt, coffee, cherries, pepper, figs.

M: Thick and creamy with medium carbonation.

Oh man. A beer that actually lives up to it's reputation. This beer made me feel all happy inside as i slowly sipped away on it. Incredibly complex and well-tasting beer. Best one in a while!

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Photo of RedHaze
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle.

Pours a very dark brown, leaning towards black with only some faint hints of light peeking through the edges. The head peaks at two fingers, but falls rapidly to a thin ring, leaving behind a thin webbing of lace.

Smell; there's a varied assortment of dark fruits, with raisins, dates, plums, cherries and figs. Brown and candied sugar, along with some molasses and licorice are all intermingled with just a touch of alcohol and spices.

Taste; sweet up front with molasses, brown sugar, candied sugar and oddly some mild hints of cotton candy. Before the sweetness has a chance to totally fade away the fruits start to come out with cherries at first then all of the others as it warms. Dates, figs, plums and a little coconut as well. A little alcohol and spices finishes things off.

Mouthfeel is full bodied with a pretty low carbonation, and the drinkability is just fantastic considering the alcohol content of this one.

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Photo of Overlord
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Whoa. Flavor explosion.

Pours a cola-like dark brown. Cascading inch to two inch dark tan head. Very bubbly (surprising).

Smells like a blend of about half a dozen fruits, I detect a lot of figs, plums, and cherries. Taste is sublime. Probably my favorite quadrupel at this point. An unbelievable concoction of flavors. Cinnamon spiciness, some chocolate, big plum and fig flavoring, and a chocolate/caramel malt backbone.

Sublime. I didn't think I was going to try a beer today that I'd enjoy more than Red Poppy, but this beat it out. The thick oily mouthfeel and pleasant carbonation made this far less boozy than the ABV would lead me to believe.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from The Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam... 2006 vintage

Poured a deep dark murky mahogany brown / almost black colour. Light mocha tan head poured big thick and foamy then faded to good thick coating with even thicker edging... quite a lot of thick lacing lines coat the glass most of the way down...

Aroma - Rich dark fruits mixed with Christmas spices - black currents, black cherries, apples, dates and plums mingle with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger... lots of toasted bready malts, light liquorice mixed with chocolate, marzipan, nut brittle, light black treacle sweetness, earthy and leathery notes, alcohol is barely noticable...

Taste – Where to start !! Lots of spiciness (again cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla and black pepper) mixed with milk chocolate and fruit (ripe banana, plums, dates, raisins and berries), lots of nice warming alcohol (cognac ?) coming through, bready / yeasty, some candy sugar, toffee and brown sugar sweetness, nut brown butter notes, roasted malts, faint hint of smoke, light grassy hops...

Feel - Pretty sharp and dry although it does become smoother near the end... full bodied... pretty drinkable although the alcohol soon catches up with you..

Overall - An excellent example of a Quad...definitely up with the Westy's and Rocheforts... highly recommended...

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Real smooth, hard to believe it's 10%. Aroma of coffee grounds, old ale barley, and cinammon and nutmeg. Light brown with generous fluffy white head. Even after a few minutes, this head serves to coat the mouth...until all gone. Drying but satisfying finish. Random tingling on the tongue.

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Photo of ntillemans
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Duvel glass.

A - Cloudy brown, low carbonation

S - Malt, roast , some fruitiness and alcohol...I thought the taste might be a little sour from the smell of this.

T - My expectations from the smell threw me off a bit. At first, it struck me as a cross between Guiness and a brown ale like New Castle, with just a higher abv. The roast caught me off guard...but as I continued drinking it, the maltiness became more prominent; and there's a peppery tastes to it as well. There's a lot of complexity in this one. I'm very picky when it comes to browns and stouts (not my favorite styles)...but this brought what I consider the best of what those styles have to offer over to this fine Belgian Quadruple.

M - Full-bodied, maybe almost oily...it coated my mouth and left my togue tingling.

D - This is one's strong and heavy. I'll definitely have this one again. I could possibly have another right now...of course, that wouldn't be a good idea.

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Photo of flexabull
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2006 bottle courtesy of guinnessdoc, thanks again!

Pours a nice clear dark amber color with a nice head.

Aromas are strong. I can smell this beer from quite aways from my nose. Mostly dark apple notes, kind of cider like, a bit of booze, and spice. Very nice.

Beer has a very thick mouthfeel. Flavors are very complex, creamy, kind of sweet, some chocolate, roasted malts, and a nutty toasty quality. A very complex and flavorful beer. Finish is a touch tart and crisp, not even a hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is great, as mentioned earlier.

Drinkability is very good. I am impressed, a top notch Quadruple. I'd love to try this again sometime. Excellent beer.

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Photo of seaoflament
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 2006 Vintage received as an extra a few months ago from the generous BRoss242, thanks!

Very attractive pour, a dark brown color, almost like a stout. Very active carbonation from the start; a nice inch of soft café au liat colored bubbles forms quickly and almost just as quickly settles to a thin layer with a little active volcano in the center of my Chimay goblet.

A wonderful spicy aroma upfront with some hints of coffee, toffee, light chocolate, yeast, dark Belgian candy, cinnamon bread, and raisins. Quite an onslaught of aromas which are very well balanced and each seem to compliment each other well. Some brown sugar comes through as well.

Taste is also heavily spiced with cinnamon, some orange peel? Very yeast influenced and some hints of toffee and chocolate as well. Dark fruits as in prunes and dates, and then followed by bready and toasty malts. Alcohol makes a presence in a fruity taste with a detectable, slightly boozy aftertaste. I also pick up a bit of a coca-cola flavor and some subtle notes of vanilla.

The alcohol, for the most part, is well hidden. Pannepot is well carbonated, almost a tad too much. A bit prickly on the tongue because of the carbonation.

I’m enjoying this beer even more as I continue sipping, a really great quad. Big and flavorful.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Label reads 2006.

My friend tasting it with me says it looks like coca-cola, and I have to agree. Nose is totally odd and unique and extremely complex. At first I thought it smelled like old, concentrated cotton candy. Then my friend pointed out that she thought it had a fragrance like banana Laffy Taffy (which it certainly does). There is just a load of things going on with this nose. Flavor is spice forward. Very sugary sweet like brown sugar and a slight biting alcohol presence. After a swallow and it settles on my tongue I get a heavy coffee aftertaste. The feel has a coffee flair to it as well. Like old coffee that was brewed with five times too many grinds. Extremely drinkable. But this puppy is heavy of course and I bet after some time in the cellar, it would even out and be even better. Highly suggested.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.25/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer was reddish brown and hazy, with a one finger head. Not as dark as I would have expected from a quad.

Aroma was very mild - medium malts, caramel, and toffee. It did not leap out at me.

Aroma was of strong medium-bodied malts, slightly musty and earthy, with a brief burst of alcohol. The aftertaste was long, slightly sweet malt. Not too bad, but compared to St. Bernardus, not up in the same league.

Mouthfeel was all right, a fair amount of chewiness and viscosity to go with the character.

Drinkability is OK, but I didn't want any more when I had finished it. There are several I would prefer, and in fact I was surprised when I saw this one in the top 100.

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Photo of nahthan
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

33cl bottle. Gift from Aaron @ the Trappist. 2006 vintage. We left it in the sun all day yesterday, put it in a brown paper bag this morning, pried the cap off with a cigarette lighter and passed the bottle back and forth while riding BART down to San Leandro.. Just kidding. Cracked @ 55F on the morning of 12/25/2007. No glass recommendation on the label, so I used a small wine glass. Opaque pour with small, thin head. You have to pour this one aggressively if you want big head retention, but that's not really necessary. A fountain of complexity. First few sips give dried fruit, raisins, prunes, and especially plum. Next few sips chocolate starts to appear in the finish. Get even deeper in and you can start tasting the noble hops in the middle of your palate (Hallertau MF/Mt. Hood?). Big body but not too dry, not too sweet. Very smooth finish, the alcohol is not hot or harsh in any way, it contributes significantly to the mouthfeel. This beer is awesome. Many compare this to Westvletern 12, someday I will do a side by side to decide for myself. Try some and I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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Photo of brdc
4.97/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

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Photo of GClarkage
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/19/07- Purchased at Sun Devil Liquors in Mesa, AZ.

Presentation- 11.2oz bottle, vintage 2006. Poured into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance- Deep brown colored pour with a 1/2 inch head. Bubbly and a bit creamy and white. Leaves good sheeting of lace behind.

Smell- Wonderful boquet of dark fruits and super sweet malted nose. Tons of grapes, dates, raisins, plums and prunes.

Taste- Excedes expectations. The only darwback is the overwhelming sweetness. It's good but unexpected. Sweet caramel malt followed by candied grapes, raisins and figs. Mild hoppy companion. A touch cola like as well.

Mouthfeel- Slightly syrupy, mouthcoating with a sweet grape-caramel flavor. Ultra mild hoppy aftermath.

Drinkability- Only drawback is an overwhelming sweetness. I would no doubt get used to it though if I had more. Would compare to Val Dieu Winter and Biere Du Boucanier Dark, but this one is more solid and put together. This is what I would picture Westy tasting like in an ideal world, minus about 15% of the sweetness. A good deal at $4.99.

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Photo of tjthresh
3.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Delirium Tremens tulip. Pours a dark opaque brown with a initially large tan head. The head fades to just a little layer, but it lasts. The aroma has bits of grape, soy sauce, cherry, wood, fruit pits, caramel malts, yeast phenols, and herbs. I picked up a sugary wine-ish note when warmed it bit more. The initial flavor I pick up is clove. Coco, toffee, pepper, and cooked sugars with a touch of alcohol. Slight bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a silky texture and a nice touch of carbonation.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the Odds and Ends Tasting II on 10/19/07 (2006 bottle): This beer pours in a lively way and is a deep brown color with a thick beige head that dissipates slowly. Sticky rings of lacing. Dark fruit, bready malt and sweet spice aromas intermingle nicely. Medium body with a refreshing complexity about it. Flavors of raisins, roasted malt, chocolate and spices are all present. The finish is fruity with a lingering spice and malt aftertaste. One of the better beers I have had lately.

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Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
4.33 out of 5 based on 2,359 ratings.
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