Pannepot Grand Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

4.8

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20

adamjackson (480) – Canaan, USA – JUN 4, 2012

UPDATED: JUL 13, 2012 Struise Pannepot reserva ’07 

A – 3 finger off white carb. Pitch black. SRM of 65? Hard to tell dark bear. 

S – French oak, slight bourbon notes. Candy corns. Brown sugar and vanilla. Smells close to BCBS vanilla. Not fully though. Bourbon is very big. 

T – Wow. Yeah. Big boozy taste. Hasn’t faded after so many years. Candy corns and sweet candies. Ice cream and flat Pepsi. I’m getting a hint of mocha. The tongue tingling booze is very special. 

M – 70% carbonation. Heavy body. Boozy whiskey finish. 

O – Wow. 100 a+. Holy crap. I have an ’05 and ’09-10 of this. Can’t wait to try these at home. The ’07 was remarkable! 

UPDATE: ’05 Vintage had at home. 375ML (37.5CL) format in a Chimay Chalice. 

half a finger, coffee coloured head. Still pitch black. Big mocha, nice hint of vanilla. Candy Corn and yeah, flat pepsi. Amazing that I still get those same scents. Taste: Actually, the ’05 I have has a bit metallic taste. The ’07 I had didn’t have this AT ALL. Finish is still the same as before with mocha, caramel, oak and vanilla. Mouthfeel is slightly less with the 2 years of time + oxidation having an effect on it. Overall: Wow. Still an absolutely amazing beer! One of THE best beers I’ve ever had. I continue to stand on the 4.7 rating yet, I bump it up to 4.8. The ’05 is different as in it’s a bit more mellow and more enjoyable to drink than the ’07 BUT I’m glad I didn’t sit on it any longer. ’07 was great and the ’05 was perfect but it has less edge than the ’07. Certainly falling off at this point.

Pannepot Grand Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

Pannepot Grand Reserva - De Struise Brouwers