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Pannepot ReservaPannepot Reserva

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007

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Photo of Dope
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 bottle, approximately 3 years old.

A: A dark brown pour with a big fluffy very light brown head floating on top. Retention is good, takes a long time to fade away. Leaves some pretty heavy lacing on the glass.

S: Wonderful dark fruits like cherries, grapes and raisin. Maybe a little fig? Caramel malt and some molasses. Oaky vanilla. A bit of stinging esters. I get a whiff of cocoa here and there.

T: A lot going on in here. Up front, some oak and dark fruits, similar to the aroma. Sweet caramel and molasses (maybe a little toffee in the middle?). Some cocoa on the back end as the oaky vanilla finishes it off.

M: Fairly thick, not syrupy though. Smooth.

O: Pretty much you would expect, tastes like normal pannepot with some oak aspects added in. This is a little older vintage than my regular pannepot and the flavors seem to have melded a bit, making it a bit smoother. A good quad either way, very complex and intricate.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz. bottle served in my Bruery tulip. 2008 vintage, lot A4DD. Pours a dull chestnut with a slightly murky clarity. Head is half an inch, loose, off-white and embedded with tiny ringlets. Head quickly disperses into a solid skim and a frothy band around the edges of the bowl. Some spots and strands of lacing were revealed during the tasting. Nose is tannic, expresses some ethanol, dark fruit and a trace of oak, which was much more pungent off the cap pop, but is much more diffuse in the glass. Taste follows nose; however, ethanol character is not really present in the flavor profile and oak character all but disappears. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a mild, even carbonation and some very minor, residual alcohol heat at the finish. A very good Quad - great balance and a well-hidden abv contributes to its exceptional drinkability. Not sure how much aging would enhance the experience on this one, but it might be worth securing an additional bottle to sit on for a few years.

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Photo of mexikrainian
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2008 11oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: dark chocolate with off-white head and minimal lacing.

Aroma: prunes, raisins, cherries and sweet spices.

Flavor: caramel, dark fruits, roasted malts and raisins.

Mouthfeel: creamy medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall impression: lacking on the aroma and appearance but outstanding flavor. complex and unique, this is good but not worth the price.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opened up a 2008 vintage into a tulip.

A: Opaque dark brown beer with crimson highlights. Nice small pinky of head that'd off white to tan, amazing lacing.

S: Has great classic quad smells, some ripe dark fruits, brown sugar, lots of nice belgian spices, and more. Caramel. A little sweet subtle oak.

T: All the smell is there with great balance, and a little extra spice and sweet corn mixture. A nice super dark caramel mixed belgian quad mix. Not super complex, but good.

M: Not thick, just medium.

Overall it's good, but doesn't stand up to some of the bigger ones IMHO.

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Photo of ne0m00re
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11/05/10- Had a 33 cL botle of the 2007 Pannepeut Old Monk's Ale.
A: Murky brown, pours a nice cream head that dies to an active collar and film.
S: Raisins, molasses, some leafy moldy hops, dark candi sugar, figs, bourbon (w/o the barrel).
T: Very sweet tar-caramel, cigar/molasses/raisins are big players here. Quick on the tongue. Mild leafy bitterness fades to a nutty bourbon roast finish. Mildly lingers.
M: Slightly thinner but with a mildly creamy carbonation. Sticky linger.
D: Pretty good, a little boozey.

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

2009 vintage. Dont remember where I got it or how much it was.

Appearance: Pours a dark iced-tea brown with a significant amount of chill haze. The head and lacing are disappointing for a quad-- especially a real Belgian one.

Smell: Very sweet smelling dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Dark berries, plum, raisin. Cakelike. Some pear and apple. Spicy, but not too much. Vanilla and woody oak.

Taste: Similar to the smell, except that the spice is much more prevalent in the flavor, as is the oak. Dark fruit, caramel and cake are there, but more present in the finish. It seems overspiced to me, and although the oak is nice, I think its a bit overdone too.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is slightly low I feel, and the oak and booze thins the overall feel a bit. Not at all bad, but not perfect.

Overall: A damn good quad. I like the oak, but I'm not sure its any better than the regular Pannepot.

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Photo of thepeter
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage, poured a dark brown. murky, mohogany with not much of a head that turned to No head pretty quickly. Not very much lacing left either. Got some of the expected smells of dark fruit, yeast, roast nut, candy sugar spice and a bit of funk. Tastes were a muted version of the smell the dark candied fruit and yeast were certainly present, along with a nuttiness and a bit of tart funk, which I did not expect. the feel was quite smooth but not as creamy as I remember it being in the past. Never the less I could drink this till I pass out. the Alc is not very present and the flavors are all wonderful, plus, in the end I think my bottle was not as good as others. Not sure what happened but know this beer is better than my experience this time around.

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

33cl bottle of the '08 vintage, poured into a medium-sized Duvel tulip.

A: Clear, deep reddish brown body under a thin tan cap. Ok retention, spotty lace. Fairly pedestrian, but solid.

S: Incredible. Rich plum, raisin, spice, and vanilla. Very toasty, almost chocolatey malt. Wow.

T: A little less terrific, with all the flavors hinted at in the nose coming through in a subdued manner. Fruit and spice follow toasty malt, and significant booze closes things out. Not oas oaky as the nose promised, but still good.

M: Creamy medium body with tons of creamy carbonation. Nice.

O: This was a very good Quad indeed, but I felt that somehow the barrel subdued the powerful flavors of the regular version without adding as much new complexity as can be found in the Grand Reserva. Given the choice, I'd buy the regular over this every time.


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Photo of inlimbo77
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz, 2009 vintage
HF wine glass

A: Dirty brown. Reddish hues. Light tan thin layer of head. Forms a collar around the edges of the glass. Some lacing.

S: Oak. Dark fruits. Tannic. Some toffee. Some nuttiness.

T: Dark fruit: fig, raisin, prune, etc. sweetness. Malts. Some tannic notes. Finish is dry but some lingering sweetness.

M: Medium to full bodied.

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage

11.2 oz bottle at cellar temp poured into an ommegang goblet. bottling code: lot B 4 DD translates to this being bottled in April of 2009, about 2 years in the bottle.

pours a very dark murky brownish red color with about one finger of off white- light biege colored head, slowly faded to a very retentive thick lacey ring and some bubbly patchy foam.

a very fruity aroma. apples, pears, grapes, some dark fruits behind that. some toffee, caramel, bits of dark breads, and some very slightly acidic yeasty notes. some alcohol with just a hint of vanilla and oak.

again lots of fruits, grapes and dark fruits mostly, but also some apples and pears. caramel, fig, vanilla, slight oak, dark breads, cinnamin and hints of other spices. almost a hint funky or something. some sweetness.

medium to heavy in body. carbonation is appropriate. feels a little lighter than it actually is. actually pretty easy drinking, but the alcohol is still there and becomes more warming as the beer itself warms.

i expected just a little more out of this. still decent and very different from a lot of the quads ive had. i have more bottles of this vintage, but i think id want to try this more fresh. im guessing this was aged in wine barrels as it states on the bottle " barrels from france" and there is a pronounced grape aroma and flavor.

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2009 vintage

pours a deep brownish black with huge fluff creamy head. bits of lacing. nice retention.

very bright with red wine and oak with old cherry.

alcohol is mixed in through out. add in some funk and sweet dark fruit. bits of aged oak really sticks out, some dry red wine really shines through out.

light and easy, slightly fluffy. mild to moderate carbonation. dry in the back.

taste vert fresh, i would think some time could really mellow this out. i'll have to maybe buy another.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 mL bottle poured into a De Struise chalice. 2008 bottle.

Appearance - Deep garnet body that doesn't produce a head until the pour is almost complete. Chunks of sediment start flowing in and suspend themselves in the reddish fluid. The head is fleeting and results in just a lopsided collar of khaki foam.

Smell - Dark fruit dominated aroma. Brown sugar, caramel, all that stuff. Lacking the earthy component of regular Pannepot. Reminds me of Pannepeut.

Taste - Dark fruit flavors abound here as well and build to a slight cola flavor. The oak builds as the fruity sharpness does as well. It culminates in a bite that covers up much of the depth of the malt flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation and that bite lingers on the palate. Not sure what to call it. Tannins maybe?

Overall - Well it's Pannepot so it's still a great beer, but I guess I'm just disappointed that the oak seems to have cut out the great flavors instead of augmenting them.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a elongated tulip glass. Vintage 2009.

A very dark body on this beer. Practically, walnut black, walnut brown body, giving to a nice creamy tan two finger head with good staying power. Manages a good puck for a long time while drinking. I am impressed by how incredibly dark this looks. There's some snapping carbonation while pouring and loud spitzy hiss.

Nose is a bit subtle and simple. Spritzy clean, with a mild dark toffee and Belgian sweetness. Faint oak and round character, but mostly pretty subdued. Some small "figgy" character.

Taste is very impressive. A wine like body, with bubbly carbonation. Faint oak, and hints of vanilla. Very intense dark red fruits of cherry, raspberry sweetness. I am surprised by how little dark raisin and fig there is on this for a quad. There's even some faint roasty finish to this also, like a porter. As the drink warms up, there is a distinct black licorice coating and aftertaste.

Pretty fun drink, quite mellow, no heat on this at all either. Fun beer from these guys. Perhaps not a fav style, but I'll take it.

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Photo of flexabull
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle tasted blind courtesy of Retail1LO, thanks again!

Pours a really murky brown color, with a small white head. Not a very pretty looking beer in the glass.

Aromas are of nuts, caramel, and oak. Smells much better than it looks.

Taste is sugary sweet, hints of brown sugar, caramel, and nuts. Finish is warm, with some earthiness and light booze.

Mouthfeel is smooth and full, not heavy though, very nice body.

Overall, a very tasty brew, a bit one demensional with tastes being on the sweet side. Also kind of an ugly duckling...

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown color that reminded me a bit of Westvleteren 12. This one had more of a head though.

S: I got a pretty big oak aroma along with some wet earth and a touch of champagne yeast.

T: I'm not a huge fan of beers that pick up too much oak flavor from the barrel and luckily for me, this one doesn't. The oak is there, but restrained along with some brown sugar, dark fruit, yeast and a nice spiciness.

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Photo of ryrust5301
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 vintage poured from a 12oz. bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet.

Appearance - Pours a dark dark brown, almost black. Head checked in at a respectable 1/2 finger length. Color of the head was an off white almost tan color, and left a nice thick halo effect with a thin coating on top.

Smell - Very dry with a smell of roasted coffee. Dark fruits are definitely the headliners in the nose. Brown sugar blends in with a nice malt for some sweetness.

Taste & Mouthfeel - This beer is big and flavorful, and gets better and better with each sip. Very crisp and punchy in the beginning with loads and loads of dark fruit. Huge huge sweet malt lays down a backbone for this beer. The finish is not to be outdone as this brew closes with a sweet drying finish unlike any brew i've had before. Chocolate and spices play a nice role as well.

Drinkability - I've only had the Danish version of this one, and would love to see how the American version pairs up. A very unique brew, and one I tend to enjoy. Very complex and very sweet to boot. Sweetness keeps the drinkability down.

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Photo of Kshock
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Very nice, deep ruby red color. little head retention, does have a nice lace. The head is a slightly off white color.

S- Very mild aroma, but is reminiscent of dark fruits. You can get a slight oak aroma out of it.

T- This beer has an awesome blend. You get dark fruits, brown sugar, and oak. All blend very seamlessly and has an amazing finish to it.

M- Another area where this beer shined. Incredible soft mouthfeel, with almost no residual flavors.

D- For a barrel aged Quad, this drinks very nicely. Could be a very dangerous combination :)

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Photo of Bierman9
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This 0.33l bottle is courtesy of Brabander. Vintage 2009, with PNP No. 4 and best by date of 16/08/2016 on the label. Enjoyed outside on a breezy, Fall day...

Poured into a small tulip; it is a very deep, dark, opaque brown. Head is tan, foamy and fine, sitting at 1/2". Carbo is steady and plentiful, while the lacing is decent. Smells of ripe, dark fruit and some caramelized brown sugar. Body is medium-plus, and it is quite smooth heading down.

It does have some oak in the flavor, along with good doses of dates, raisins and figs. Mix in a touch of caramel and some hints of rummy brown bread And molasses next. It also has light touches of roasty bitterness. A tasty, well-made brew. Thnx, Thijs! Prosit!

4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4


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Photo of ShadesOfGray
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2008. Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Trois Pistoles(Unibroue) chalice. Pours a mild brownish color with a tinge of caramel. Fills the glass a darker brown with a faint dark red grape color. A medium size, about a finger and a half...of off white creamy head forms with decent retention and leaves nice, yet quick sliding fizzy lacing.

Aroma is nice, but a little disappointing...because it's not real strong. But overall, it's inviting. Plums, raisins, Belgian yeast, and malts. Picking up some booze and wood.

Flavor is definitely interesting. It's very good, but completely different from the traditional Pannepot. This has a lot more over-ripe fruit notes. Some raisins and dates, and also some sweet fruits like plums. Medium body, medium carbonation, mild booze...with basically no booze warmth/burn. Great tasting beer though overall from De Struise!

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Photo of pdoran10
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a dark brown color that lets almost no light through into a pint glass. One finger of off white head that leaves impressive lacing.

Smell is brown sugar, sweet cantdy breaded malt, a hint of alcohol heat.

taste is sweet nutmeg and nutty up front. A complex blend of Belgian malt sweetness and molasses. Very interesting flavors.

thick mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. very robust well made beer here.

Highly drinkable quad not much alcohol heat. Really nice smooth beer.

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Photo of dgilks
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Opaque dark brown colour with a smooth, tan head. Large head and good head retention.

Deep, dark caramel aroma with dried fig and raisin notes. Bold and complex.

Mildly sweet with the sugars being well attenuated creating a dark, rich caramel note. Plenty of fruit, herbal character and a light enteric thing that adds complexity without quite being offensive.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Good.

I quite like this. There are some weird things going on but they all work together.

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Photo of Ryan011235
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 11/16/10

Lot A 4 DD

Flat brown color, not quite dull. Looks murky until held to the light as a few crimson highlights emerge. Two fingers of toasted brown foam. Head retention thins to 1/8th inch layer leaving decent swaths of lace.

The aroma is deep with notes of raisin & other dark fruit hints, brown sugar, bread, a touch of caramel. A little sweetness to be had. Woody with undertones of yeast. Spices emerge after swirling the glass.

Dark fruit flavors (plum & raisins) intermingle with a toasted blend of not-too-sweet sugars - brown sugar, caramel & cocoa. Nice spicy aspect throughout. The flavors really start to gel over time. Once it starts to warm & open up, oak flavors become apparent. Some bready notions, especially on the second pour. A dash of cinnamon.

The feel is kind of watery but doesn't strike me as too thin; in fact it fleshes out as it warms. Carbonation has a bit of a kick initially but calms down half way through each sip. Finishes dry enough with a slight gritty feel.

At 10% abv the alcohol is very well hidden & drinkability benefits because of it. Appreciable heat is minimized, though it does have a warming effect. The second pour is actually murky, as some of the sediment made it into the glass; it also seems a hair sweeter. In any case, worth a shot.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks again to a generous BMan1113VR for this. Maybe on our next chance meeting I'll have a bottle in tow.

The beer appears tawny with a creamy head that lingers...lingers...lingers. What retention!

The nose is full of dark fruits (quite vinous) in the form of grapes and plums. Spices are evident, and the malt profile is bready and sweet with noticeable alcohol.

The flavor is also very fruity, with raisins, plums, and grapes. The sweetness has a candied sugar quality and the bready malt backbone is substantial. The finish is sugary sweet with lingering dark fruits.

The beer is medium-full bodied with a nice medium level of carbonation, though the mouthfeel is a tad thin and watery.

This is a big fruity and vinous quad. The 4-6 ounces that I tried was satiating.

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

Thanks to Brad for sending this one along as an extra in a recent trade.

The beer is a beautiful mahogany color, a good inch of tan colored foam on top. A decent, quarter inch thick, ring forms and survives throughout the entirety of the beer. Good presentation but not the best I've seen from a quad, hardly any lacing.

The first thing I get off the aroma is a delicious combination of dark fruits, raisins, dates, prunes, figs, and hints of berries. Then I detect a good dose of vanilla, oak, nutmeg, woodsy licorice, and a healthy underlying fruity alcohol. Cinnamon and caramel begin to show up as the beer breathes. Very complex quad, I'm still putting this jigsaw together, or taking it apart I should say. Hints of cherries throughout, a little more licorice, toasted malts, and brown sugar. Spicy but I don't think it is as spicy as the regular Pannepot. Some mustiness that comes across well, more like a wet oak aroma. Slightly peppery. A bit of chocolate makes an appearance as well. The chocolate and caramel aromas become more pronounced as the beer warms up. Wow, it smells like a multi-grain bread with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, raisins, and topped with caramel and chocolate! Some rum soaked raisins are also in there. Overall, wonderful aroma.

Starts off with some malty sweetness, and brown sugar on the lips and tip of the tongue. Mid-palate it opens up the ripe prunes and fleshy, sweet, raisins. The finish is slightly spicy with a rush of toasted malts and caramel. Some sweet and candied cherry flavors in the second sip and a warming alcohol finish. Caramel and fruit sweetness in the finish. I don't know. I guess it was hard for this to live up to the aroma, it is just missing something. Some cola flavors as well.

Very decent mouthfeel, I wish the carbonation was a little more lively and soft...it feels a bit watery in mid-palate. Alcohol is well hidden, only a little bit in the tail of the sip to help warm you up. The mouthfeel is a tad thin as the carbonation doesn't really lift the beer.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz. bottle, 2010 vintage, bottled 11/2014 printed on the label. My first encounter with this brewery and this beer - "Old Fisherman's Ale Aged On Oak". Found this bottle lurking along the shelves of the local bottle shop.

Poured into a Unibroue Maudite snifter.

A - Pours a deep tawny caramel-cola brown body; blackish when in the glass. Brings about one finger of fastly dissipating khaki head that lingers on as a ring. Minor sticky spotty lacing doesn't really cling. Appears well carbonated. Looks excellent for what it is.

S - Pleasant barrel / oak-aged aromatics: mustiness, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toffee, cream, dried dark pitted fruits.

T - Taste follows the nose: lots of dark pitted fruits (figs, dates, plums, raisins), caramel, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, cream. Good oak-aging on an already complex quad base.

M - Feel is silky smooth & creamy. Medium-full body with excellent carbonation. Not too sticky or sweet; good depth of dark fruit / oak character.

Overall, excellent depth and duration of flavor. A wonderful oak aged quad. Glad to have stumbled upon this bottle.

De Struise Pannepot Reserva 2010 -----4/5.

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