BBF 2011. Shy aroma of oak and dried fruit. Porto, dried fruit and oak in the alcoholic flavor. Complex beer.
Bottle shared at and with Svartvit. Slight hazy dark brown with no head. Milk chocolate, prunes, lots of port, soft booze, red wine, oak, raw cocoa, soft dried berries and vanilla. Over medium sweet, light sour and bitter. Almost full bodied with no carbonation.
Tap at the Schoolhouse. Black, almost flat. bit of lace. Nose is port, wood, vanilla, chocolate. Light carbonation, plums, raisins, port. Creamy, with port and tangy fruits. Excellent stuff.
One of the less common Pannepot variations, this one aged on port barrels; 75 cl bottle shared with Goedele, from Dranken De Moor. Creamy, pale yellowish beige, immediately open head needing some forcing to develop but then the "medium carbonated" warning on the front label was already a warning of not much head to be expected; very dark (near blackish) bronze robe with mahogany glow, hazy. Deep, rich bouquet of toasted chestnuts, burnt sugar, cola, tawny port, clear vanilla-scenting oak wood, dried pear, figs soaked in madera, liquorice candy, hazelnut, granola, red wine, ripe blue plum, brownies, dusty old cupboards. Sweet onset, lots of sweet blue grape, ripe purple plum, fig and ripe pear, light blackberry-ish sourishness, very subtle umami touch adding complexity; soft carb, close to flat even, as indicated by the brewery, but still thick, bit oily mouthfeel. Thick, supple caramel malt body, sweet and toffeeish with nice hazelnutty edges, black chocolate bitterishness in the end but with ongoing sweetness meeting up with the port factor; lovely soft wood tannins adding dryness while pear syrup-, caramel- and port-like sweetness persists well into the finish. Pleasant brown breadiness from the yeast in the end, hay-like herbal hop bitterishness and liquorice-like phenolic effects. A very rich, full, deep strong ale, intense quadrupel really, one of the best in this series from what I tasted of them so far. Would love to revisit, if the price tag would have been a bit more democratic...
Bottle shared by Pilsnertest, many thanks. Pours dark brown with no head. Completely still with big oak notes, some port, dates and raisins. The oak and wood is super heavy though and the lack of carbonation really make the beer lack depth. Shame.
22-09-17 // pour from 750ml bottle at Petit Belge Wiesbaden. Murky brownish beer. Sweet malty, caramel, Toffee, dired fruits, plums, raisins, Wood Barrel, port wine boozy. Great beer with a slight sourish wine touch to the sweetness.
Bottle, cask strength 10.1℅ abv (from etre gourmet). Pours dark amber-brown. Aroma is sweet, sour, port. Flavor is sour, sweet, oak, dryness, port, malt, some fruit. Covers alcohol well. Overall: good.
Where: Kulminator, Antwerpen.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, wood, dried fruit.
Body: Full bodied with a good carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet caramel, alcohol, wood, dark fruit.