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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Imperial Stout
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2013
Bottled, at Monks Porterhouse, Stockholm. Near black, beige head. Fairly mild aroma of bourbon and licorice. Mid sweet with full body and soft mouthfeel. Mild licorice, coffee. Some resiny bitterness. Well made.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
6th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Martin T tasting. Hazy dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Light palate, airy, softish and a little dry. Mild gusher. Dry malt, a little cream and a little wood. Mild chocolate and mellow tangy bourbon. Light dry finish. Not bad!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11101) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte. Pours completely black with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has plenty oak, roasted, lots of vanilla, quite astringent. Highish carbonation, dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet chocolate, lots of vanilla, cocoa powder dryness, coffee, mild astringent. Vinious and quite warming. The astringency is still there, but remains balanced by alcohol and oak. Lingering, quite heavy malty dryness. Yum.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Thanks to Ken, I would guess. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Tangy dark malt nose with hints of chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with moderately tangy dark fruits, dark berries. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with dark fruits, subtle cocoa, dark malt tang. A fair effort on the whole. 3.7

Bottle at the Pre-Zwanze tasting - London. Thanks to Paul. Decent gusher. Pretty tangy, some bretty funk, bread, rich berries. Not bad. 3.7

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
RBESG 2013. Bottle during Grand Tasting at De Molen. Black beer with a nice brownish head. Roasted sourish aroma, vinous, caramel, berries, tart, leather. Vinous woody flavor, chocolate, caramel, toffee, floral, berries, cocoa powder, sourish, whisky, tart, some spicy notes.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle. Gusher! Near black color, massive brown head that settles quickly. Nice aroma of dark sourdough brown bread dipped in cocoa. Taste is cocoa, vanilla, softly sour gingerbread. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle at the Martin T tasting, CBC, 06/06/13 thanks to Ken. Murky-opaque dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears to a film. Nose is woody, dark fruits, funk, touch brett, subtle bourbon notes, plummy, trace of chocolate. Taste comprises chocolate notes, malt, caramel, light funk, touch of boose, subtle bourbon infused wood, faint yeast esters. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, touch of booze in the finish. Alcohol is well disguised in the impy, decent!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Vinous fruitiness accompanies chocolate-y malts while wooden dryness and vanilla slowly move into tartness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the darkness.
-This one needs to breathe a bit (some gushing occurred upon opening).
-This might be a fun sipper, but the flavour profile is rough.
-Some roastiness appears in the nose.
-Alcohol heat roars in the finish.
-The mouthfeel needs work, but that was predictable with the light gushing...

Bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (7219) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG grand tasting. Opaque dark brown color, small light brown head. Smell and taste sourness, wood, maybe just the slightest touch of bourbon, alcohol. High carbonation, medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle sample @ BAB’14. Brune foncée, col sporadique blanc cassé. Arôme est légèrement malté pointe de torréfié avec de belles effluves de bourbon et vanille, ces derniers étant quasi les saveurs dominantes. Palais garde ce petit côté aigrelet de levure mais nettement en retrait par rapport au bon côté de smalts; ici, grillé, léger chocolaté et caramel accompagnés par de belles notes de Bourbon et vanille. Au final, je me demande si les versions barriques de Alvinne ne sont pas meilleurs que les bières de bases. Possible que l’enfûtage efface un peu des erreurs de la levure Morpheus.


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