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


on tap

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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Specially brewed for Belgian beer enthusiast, tour guide, and CAMRA activist Chris Pollard, AKA Podge.
24.3°P, 302 EBC, 48 EBU.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1507) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Yeasty, hot butterscotch and dark fruit aroma. Dark brown and mud like in appearance. All sweet and sourish in a hearty dark malt kind of way. Disappointingly thin body, really killed it for me. Amazing how a 93 overall score amounts to half that number for this style. Tough crowd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3649) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle bought some place I can’t remember. Pours murky blackish brown with a rather small fizzy beige head that quickly dissipates while leaving some trace on the glass. Smell is malty and vinous with sweet dark bread, cereal, caramel, toasted malts, moist wood, red wine, hay, sweet liquorice candy and alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, tiny sour, malty, fruity and vinous with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, sweet dark bread, raisins, moist wood, cereal, warming alcohol, dark chocolate and red wine. Mouthfeel is soft, creamy, tiny boozy, tiny fruity tart and near full bodied. Finish is bitter and tiny sour with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, burnt wood, red wine, alcohol and caramel. Quite good...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iphonephan (4631) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a massive tan head (this bottle was a gusher!). Tart dark cherry nose. Flavors of licorice and tart green apple. Bitter tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Pours dark dark brown with a tams dissipating head. This bottle was very tart even sour. Not sure if this was intentional. Lots of chocolate and dark fruits also. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3002) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2013
330 ml. bottle. BBD Sept 2014. Pours a very thick, gradually collapsing light beige head, with some lacing, over a cloudy brown (SRM 30) body.....nose is plum, light coffee, chocolate hints.....taste is dried fruit (plum, raisin), finishing with a sharp spice bitter bite, mostly dry throughout.....mouth feel light of medium, sticky, lightly astringent, alcohol burn present, carbonation adds light tingle. This bottle had a heavy yeast layer on the cap and surrounding the neck. This has obviously re-fermented in the bottle with the heavy layers of yeast. I wonder about yeast autolysis giving the off notes and perhaps explaining the fusel notes. This bottle was unfortunately a beer past its prime. BJCP 6/2/12/3/6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (1611) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Aromas of roasted chocolate, char, and dried dark fruit. Hazy dark brown with a lasting, clumpy, tan head. Dry, strong, roasty, and subtly fruit, with notes of amontillado sherry. Full bodied with prickly carbonation, and finishes with a somewhat spicy, roasty finish. Very carbonated, exploded when we opened it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zickbeer_ye (370) - Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Chocolate and coffee scents with roasty malts and mild alcohol slight soy scent. Thick dark brown body and foamy brown lasting head. Nutty Malty Chocolate and black coffee tastes slight grapey alc taste. Dry and creamy on the palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2013
This is a very sweet Belgian stout. Tried it along with a Russian Imperial and they are similar, but this one is much more sweet and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2013
November 2010. Poured black from the bottle with a tan head. Yeasty aromas with roasted malts, chocolate and dark fruit. A bit sour on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7961) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100227.
Pours murky brown, almost black color with a large head. Aroma of yeast, sourish ripe fruits, chocolate, dark roasted malts and caramel. Flavor of roasted malts, some salty licorice mild coffee notes, sour fruits and yeast. Not too fond of these sour belgian IS.

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