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Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
noordhoek.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007

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Avg:
4.26
pDev:
15.26%
 
 
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Photo of callmemickey
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 bottle tasted blind as part of a top 10 quad blind tasting.

A: Deep brown body with the faintest hints of red. Healthy khaki cap.

S: Plenty of dark fruits, figs and raisins. A little clove and possibly nutmeg.

T: Spice (nutmeg?) and loads of dark fruits up front. Nice malty base with caramel and brown sugar.

M: Medium-full bodied. Smooth and velvety.

O: Very nice. Layered and complex. Top notch quad.

Serving type: bottle

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

2008 Vintage

Poured into a Rock Art tulip. The body has an unfiltered plum brown color with a thin off-white head on top. Light lacing is left behind. Looks great for a dark Belgian.

The aroma is filled with oaky, dried figs, caramel sweetness and light cloves. Cherries, plums and mocha chocolate. Nice woodiness with a touch of smoked malt.

Tipping back the glass coats my tongue with creamy, smooth, oaked fruits, vinous chocolate and light alcohol. Caramel and oak barrel with a touch of coffee. Belgian spices linger in the background. A delicious mix of notes. Not sure if this is a Belgian quad or Belgian strong dark, but either way it is excellent.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with light carbonation and light warming alcohol. A touch of spice and bitterness. Almost velvety.

This is a very drinkable big beer and the bottle size is about the perfect serving size. I really enjoyed sipping on this beer and many thanks to sleepydave for bringing this over. I still haven't cracked one of my regular Pannepots, but after having this I'll have to try one of those soon. There are really no flaws associated with this beer and I think it has just become one of my favorite Belgians. I will definitely have to seek out another bottle of this.

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

Ive been staring at this at Sams for a good 3 months now, but thanks djbutters, I dont have to worry about it anymore.

Dark muddy brown in color. Off-white ring floats at the top of the snifter.

Smell is sweet, full of candied sugar, carmalized plums, and brown sugar coated raisins. Nice and complex, booze melds in somewhere, but isnt too much. I like it.

I really feel the brown sugar and caramelized sugars, but not too much. The dry feeling from the sugar is balanced by the latent sweetness from the brown sugar. Its really not as sweet as I would expect from a quad. It almost feels like SA Maple Pecan Porter. Maple and brown sugar really take the forefront. The dark fruits from the smell are noticeably absent.

Usually when a quad is very sweet, it leaves a sugar coating in your mouth, but the age has really mellowed out, and left the remnants of caramelized sugars. I like it alot more than the fruity, overly sweet quads

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Photo of pmccallum86
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage

Pours a beautiful brown color with a light off white head.

Smell is of Belgian yeast, dried fruits, and nutmeg. Very nice

Great dried fruit flavors up front with a hint of oaky vanilla in the finish. Very complex, slight heat.

Mouthfeel is full with medium carbonation.

Overall a great quad, I am a fan.

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage.

For a 3-year-old beer, the head keeps this beer looking lively and fresh...it disappears to a skim pretty quickly, of course, but its mocha color is nice while it lasts. The liquid is a dense, muddy dark brown.

Aroma is a tantalizing, heady mixture of cinnamon, black pepper, coffee grounds, allspice, anise, yeast and alcohol. Nothing spikes out further than the other, all is in balanced accord. Even a bit of pumpernickel emerges with some warming. Smells like a pretty serious beer.

The nose hints at what's to come on the tongue, and does not falsely advertise. All of that is there, with the same balance exhibited in the nose. There's also a nearly astringent herbal essence that comes in, which seems like it must be hops, but with three years for those to fade, it's probably the unrevealed "spice" that the label touts. Some raising and less identifiable dark fruits emerge. The heady, vinous, almost charred-meat character is likely the wood, but even the French oak barrels this was aged in don't exactly scream "barrel" or "wood." There's nothing literal in Pannepot Reserva 2008; all ingredients and brewing techniques take on more interpretive, symbolic characters.

Soft and smooth on the tongue with just a little bit of carbonation caress. With all the complexity and depth of flavor, it's nice that the texture doesn't budge in too thick or cloying. Spice and wood mingle in the finish, with a nearly citrus-like sourness being hinted at but never totally delivered, all keeping the imagination soaring...

Man alive, this is one complex and satisfying beer. Another incredible Belgian delight.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz. bottle poured into a tulip. 2008 vintage.

(A)- Pours a very dark brown color with very faint mahogany highlights. Produced a good frothy tan head with good retention behind it. Some stringy lacing left behind.

(S)- Very dry with an earthy clay, yeast, and banana aroma. Some dark ripe fruits of plum and dates, but subtle.

(T)- Very similar to the smell, only totally backwards. A huge dark fruit profile of plum, raisin, and dates. Subtle banana. A light dusty cocoa in there too with a dry earthy clay finish. Very nice.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. Smooth and rich, with great ABV integration; in no way does this feel like 10%. Thicker and richer than the original Pannepot.

(D)- A great take on the style. Thicker in texture than I expected, but it added an additional richness to the beer somehow. Smooth as can be with great flavors. Extremely easy to consume and enjoy; my bottle did not last long.

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Photo of glid02
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of nickd717
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle.

Pours a great clear dark brown color with a nicely formed tan head and good lacing.

Aroma is fairly rich - sweet caramel and toffee and candied rum-soaked dark fruits. Some Belgian yeast also. Similar to a more balanced Pannepot, without too much oak presence.

Flavor is amazingly good. All the great aspects of Pannepot are there: caramel, toffee, date, prune, fig, along with some oak barrel and slight vanilla.

Incredible palate on this one. One of the smoothest beers I've ever had. Medium-full bodied with fairly soft carbonation.

An excellent beer overall. The others there didn't think it was quite so impressive, but damn, I thought it was good, and it's pretty rare too.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of megapyro6
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A 2012 vintage bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a dark red-brown, almost black in the glass. Ruby highlights around the edges. Light 1 finger carbonation, which fades almost immediately to lacing.

Aroma is of dark caramel and dark fruits which a little fruity wine flavors. There's a little chocolate and coffee.

The flavor has so much going on it's a little hard to describe. It tastes of dark fruits, milk chocolate and coffee, red wine, and a good caramel and toffee flavor. Plumy, cherry, fig, molasses, everything melds seamlessly.

Relatively low carbonation. Gives a full mouthfeel, with a sticky aftertaste.

Overall a wonderful beer. Definitely a sipper. Great beer for special occasions or just relaxing. This is belgian beer at it's best.

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Photo of cavedave
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage. Could not resist pulling this up from cellar despite my best attempt at willpower, and recent vow only to drink hb.

Dark brown with orange/red highlights top a finger of thick tan foam. It is a thick and opaque look. The head relaxes to a nice cap that hangs around.

Mmm what an aroma, caramel and candy, light spicy notes, figs, some really dark bread to it, wonderful herbal and earthy hints, very complex undernotes hard to describe, merest hint of alcohol.

Good gosh, where to start. Amazing taste that starts with spicy, sweet, fig, caramel, and quickly adds some earthy herbal, then it goes berserk on the tongue. It seems to morph into a million different subtle flavors, tickling the palate with deliciousness that finally resolves to a lingering sweet balanced with oak, deep vanilla and dark fruit, herbal and spicy bitter. The finish resists being as juicy and full of alcohol as it somehow should be, staying perfect on palate for the entire bottle.

In the mouth this is a star performer. This is as good as a quad gets, lively carb. that adds no flavor and keeps the profile bright, perfect viscosity, no alcohol presence, and a juicy finish that doesn't cloy nor build spice resin in mouth. As good as W12 or R10, perhaps better.

Overall this is one of the finest 4 quads in the world, perhaps the best of them. A touch less complex than W12, a bit less thick than R10. Almost like STB's more talented and mature brother. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2007 bottle

Whoops. A slow gusher. Pours a couple fingers of lightly tanned off white head and a dark brown body that is lighter brown and amber at the bottom of the Struise glass.

An aromatic beer for sure. Getting whiffs as I poured. Lots of dark fruit. Brown sugar sweetness. Peppery spice. Oak barrel wood, vanilla, and coconut. The coconut smell is so wonderful in this. Slight alcohol aroma at room temp.

The inviting nose leads into a wonderful taste. A great warming beer. Dark fruit especially raisins, dark bread, brown sugar, caramel and plenty of barrel character(tannin and coconut).

This is so smooth. Even with the gushing the carbonation is subtle and makes for a creamy medium bodied mouthfeel. Dry.

This was delectable. Pannepot is such a great beer and throwing it into a barrel is divine.

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Photo of Brez07
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at Novare Res. 16oz pour served in my chalice. Not sure of the year on this one

A: Dark crimson hue. Just a whisp of white colored head. No lacing

S: Some crisp apple, cherry, caramel, molasses and a touch of oak

T: Slightly oaky. Notes of sherry. Some light fruit (apple/cherry), molasses. Kinda hard to lock down all the flavors in this

M: Full bodied. Very smooth. Some carbonation, don't really notice it though

D: Very complex quad. Zero sign of alcohol. As I said, hard to get all flavors because there were so many. Was very excited to see this on tap

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2007 Vintage

A-pours a hazy deep red with notes of purple and lots of sediment floating around. A tan creamy bubbly head sets on top, two full fingers. It lingers for a moment and slides down the glass slowly.

S-the nose is quite light. What is there is very solid, but it is so faint. Toasted grains set in up front, it is slightly bready behind. Dark fruits take over and hold on throughout the rest of the aroma. Cherries and plums in the back with notes of oak and vanilla.

T-the taste is much bigger than the nose and is extremely good. Bready and slightly toasted up front. Dark fruits dominate and take over quickly. Sweet malty goodness, dark cherries, plums, and raisins slighly soaked in rum. There is some light chocolaty malts lying underneath it all in the back. Notes of oak and vanilla are faint but present towards the finish.

M-medium to full body, extremely smooth and creamy. Carbonation is perfect, crisp finish but no bite or prickly feeling in the back. Very inviting and soft on the palate throughout.

D-this is extremely tasty and big, great feel on the palate, hides the alcohol extremely well. The oak aging is faint and subtle; but still present.

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Photo of shleepy
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at The Refuge in San Carlos; cylindrical, slightly curved glass. (Pasting notes & ratings from smartphone notes taken a few months ago). I had the 2009 "vintage."

A: Black, with short, tan head.

S: Cant smell too much because of the glass (was filled up all the way)... Mainly just some oakiness.

T: Cherry, chocolate, oak, hazelnuts, and lots of vanilla. Very, very tasty, especially upon the first sip. A little vinous (in a good way), probably from the high alcohol %. Lingering cookie-like aftertaste.

M: Medium-heavy body; bordering on just plain heavy... Maybe would have called it very heavy if I wasn't hungry. Flat mouthfeel, as expected, but feels syrupy and creamy.

O: Rivals the great oak-ages imperial stouts for level of complexity and tastiness.

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Photo of BieresDesMoines
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep burgundy color with a big head and lots of lace. The aroma is brown sugar and earthy notes with some raisins, some floral notes, and a good nutty and spicy character. The flavor is raisny again but has a nice spicy and earthy bit with some molasses and a warming booziness. The palate is very full but a little bit slick. Really a damn rich delicious beer.

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Photo of ggaughan
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle from 2006 Vintage. Shared with family a few weeks back.

The beer poured a deep black body with a very thick tan head, fluffy and rich. The beer had a deep earthy nose, some chocolate tones as well. The taste gave me dried fruit up front and then some alcohol tones as well. Very pleasing. There is some subtle but distinct wood notes as well from the barrel aging. This version of Pannepot is an excellent, well balanced and complex beer. I only wish I had tried this bottle along side the other versions of Pannepot. Maybe next time.

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Photo of morimech
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2006

Pours a very dark brown with a dense one inch of tan head that has great retention. Heavy lacing is left on the glass surface.

The aroma is packed full of dark fruit, spice, candied surgar, and alcohol.

Complex flavors of figs, dates, prunes, raisins, not overly sweet, and some warmth from the alcohol. Spice is unusual and unidentifiable. I usually do not like alcohol flavor in my beer but it adds another flavor profile I was not able to appreciate in other beers.

Medium body with low carbonation. Semi-creamy texture to the body until the alcohol stings the tongue.

The 10% ABV is noticable but is not harsh. Not going to drink more than a bottle during a session. A bit expensive as well but I liked this Quad more than others I have drank.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours brown in color with little to no head that is gone after a few moments.
Smell is very rich, dark fruits and some alcohol as well. There are some raisins making there presence known as well.
Wow, this is a good beer. Incredibly complex and smooth. There's a bit of sweetness in the taste. Mouthfeel is medium, but it basically dances in your mouth then runs down your throat. Perfect amount of carbonation, almost perfect on the mouthfeel. This is a pure enjoyment to drink.

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Photo of crossovert
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle. Reserva, 2008 vintage, No4.

It is a beaut when it pours. It is black in the snifter with a plum purple/red colored hue when held to light. The head is off-white and tightly foamed. It sticks for a bit and recedes to a few spots of lacing.

The smell is full-force. It is HUGE and filled primarily with raisins, kirschwasser, almond extract, perfumey alcohol, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, and spice.

The flavor is much the same, just a really flavorful quad. It has tons of dark fruit flavors, caramel, toffee, dark bread, and dark candi sugar. There is also a hint of spiciness but nto really too much oak as there was in the smell. It is medium-full bodied with a prickling carbonation, an alcoholic tinge, and a dry finish. It is sweet, but not overly so, it is smooth and drinkable

A fantastic brew from a great brewery

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Photo of brianmandell
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pannepot Reserva 2010

Pours a deep mahogany brown with a thin head reducing to clumpy lacing.

Aromas of sherry, sweet Marsala, raisin, toffee, brown sugar, apple cider.

Taste leads with soft brown sugar and explodes into raisin, cherry and dark fruits. The sweet sherry comes next and finishes with some soy sauce and oak. The alcohol is well integrated.

Mouthfeel is velvety and slightly viscous but not too thick. It has the silky mouthfeel characteristics that you get with a good barrel aged beer.

I can't believe how bright and alive this beer is for it's age. I liked the Pannepot 2011 despite its intense soy sauce flavor but this bottle knocks it out of the park for me. Every sip brings a wave of intense yet intricate flavors. The sherry flavors in particular are very interesting and enjoyable. Let this warm up a bit if you are taking it out of the fridge. I will look for more bottles of the Reserva. Can't wait to crack the Grand Reserva.

Update: April 15 - the second bottle was a different experience than the first. This was still a great beer but it was covered by a sugary apple cider sweetness.

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Photo of jayhawk73
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Churchkey: 2008 vintage

Pannepot Reserva pours a dark brown color with a thin cocoa head in my snifter glass. Good lacing on this beer. The nose is oak, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit- really nice. The taste is the same as the nose, with a little coffee added in. The feel is out of this world. SUPER smooth, velvety and amazing. I've never had a big beer that goes down this easily, and is this amazing feel wise. Overall- Highly recommended you try this if you have a chance..

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Photo of Tele
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: Bottle (2010)
Consumed: 12.29.15

A: 4.75 Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a one-inch tan head. Head lasts about three minutes and leaves some lace in the glass.

S: 4.25 Fairly mild aromas of vanilla, cherries, toffee, cinnamon, clove, brown sugar, and a hint of damp oak.

T: 4.75 Really well executed and strong quad flavors. Lots of Belgian yeast and eaters with a nice, bold roasted malt quality. The oak adds a surprising amount of vanilla. Dark berries and a bit of dark chocolate and coconut linger on the finish.

M: 4.5 Great body and carbonation with a slightly dry finish. Very drinkable.

O: 4.5 This is a really great quad with bold flavors. Stays true to more traditional beers, but the oak transforms this into something new and interesting.

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Photo of rye726
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark mahogany with a silky tan head and some light lacing. Settles to a velvety cover.

Nose has dark bready malts, raisins, figs, oak, red wine, vanilla, tart cherries, spices, toffee and chocolate fudge.

Taste also has a great burgundy wine presence over rich malts, ripe pitted fruits, cocoa, vanilla, wood and dark caramelized sugars.

Creamy body is delicately carbonated. Another amazing beer from Struise. Urbain is the man! Great malty quad, perfectly compimented by the barrel aging that adds a slightly dry wine and oak presence.

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Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

*11.2 oz. Bottle* (2008)
I've been wanting the Pannepot Reserva for a long time. Went to Max's seeing they had the Reserva 2009. I tried a sample and it was delicious! So I seen this little goober staring at me in the fridge. I said, "That bottle is definitely coming home with me today"! Well, enough of my chatter box, (Coffee is kicking in). Lets get down to business. I poured this liquid into my Chimay Chalice.... Yes that is my goto chalice while reviewing brews. This brew looks like the standard BSDA and or Quad. Dark murky brown body with sediment chunks floating around. Looks like I'm going to enjoy this! There was no frothy head to speak of just a nice light khaki lacing around the Chalice. Well, we know what's next. The aroma on this brew is very complex of Sherry notes. Toffee mingled with dark fruits hints of raisins and tart cherries. There is charred oak that gives off a smoked meat note. There was a subtle amount of spicy yeast character and hints of alcohol. Yes this smell is outrageous! Yup, now its time to sacrifice. This tastes like the nose details. Dark fruits and Sherry notes of toffee and hints of alcohol. Yet not offensive. There is a subtle touch of chocolate and mild vanilla that paves a way for a toasted nut finish. More vanilla in the aftertaste which I am a fan of! The flavor is very mellow yet takes your palate on a joy ride. The feel on this brew is Medium-light with soft velvety carbonation.

Overall: Bam! This beer packs some enjoyment factor for me. This beer so far is my highlight of 2014. I should go back to Max's and get the 2005 Vintage. This brew is delicate and still takes you on a joy ride like it stole your neighbor's car. Belgian Strong Ales are one of my favorite styles of beer, and then age it in Oak Barrels? Yes, Please! This brew is Recommended.

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Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
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