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


on tap

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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.
24.3įP, 302 EBC, 48 EBU.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (11247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2007
Tip of the hat to Papsoe. A dark not jet black colour with some white head. Aroma of yeast and coffee and chocolate. Unique rich stout, not as thick at a top RIS, not a Bell stout, just enjoyable Belgian style. Great balance as not too coffee, too chocolate, too bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skinnyviking (8958) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle. High light brown creamy and lasting head. Hazy dark red body. Barley malt as well as blueberry and a bit of choccolate aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Sweet blueberries flavor with notes of raisin and chcoolate. Alcolhol barely noticeable in the arome otherwise extremely well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Poured out of a small 33cl bottle, october 2006 vintage, with a white-on-black label unlike the bottle in the ratebeer-picture with the black-on-white label.

Impressive look, with a very dark, almost black, opaque body and a huge brownish/beige rocky head, very nice. An aroma with a great malt profile; liqourice, dark sugars, bourbon, dough, blueberry, coffee, alcohol, raisins and chocolate notes. Overall sweet flavor but with enough roasty dryness to balance it out. Huge complexity, very impressive. The mouthfeel is heavy, thick and lush. This is a very good imperial stout.

***Drinking this beer is a total crapshoot. Iíve had bottles that were incredibly lush (akin to my description above), and Iíve had all sort of problems with this beer, ranging from leaking bottle-caps, to excessive gushing, to totally flat beer with a strong soy-sauce flavor, to promising-looking beer with the most horrible infected sour Blue Stilton taste. I always used to pick up a bottle if my beerstore got a new shipment in, but I think Iíll stop bothering after the latest dud (which fell into the íBlue Stiltoní catagory). But when itís good, itís damn good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Courtesy of Papsoe. <P> Pours dark brown and settles a lighter black than most Imperial Stout. The head is massive and very Belgian looking, being two fingers thick, wispy and creamy and tan. <P> Aroma is slightly dusty, but sharp too. Some cocoa and raisin, but little roastiness aroma wise. <P> Rich and chocolatey in the fore with a tart fruitiness, some baked cherry, plum and prune appear though the middle. Palate is thin for the style, but not desperately so. Itís very "different" but it does leave a slightly roasty lingering dark chocolate flavor. Interesting, but not something Iíd go back to over and over.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2006
Bottle. 33 cl. Dark brown color. Nose is dark fruit notes. Taste is strong molasses, raisins, licorice, and dark chocolate. Body is medium-full. Finishes sweet. Great

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 Bottle, 33 cl. Rated again 30 june í07. Deep dark brown, low head and ordinary lacing. Aroma sweet and choc roasted malts. Medium to full body. Sweet spiritous choc malt flavours. Good lingering choc malt and tangy finish. Very good. But not my favoritee off Alvinne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2006
[bottle from GBBF 06] Sweet malt, coffee, plums, porn, raisin, like a pedro ximinez sherry. full sweet with some dryness, a little sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2006
Dark brown colored, big light brown head. Coffee, chocolate, roastiness, mild licorice, alcohol and some disturbing glue tones in aroma. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is better than aroma with sweet chocolate, roasted coffee and licorice, aftertaste lasts with warm alcohol, coffee, mild bitterness from hops and syrupy sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer5000 (5953) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2006
Bottle 330ml. Dark, dark brown body with a moderate tan head. Nice, pleasant aroma with some fruit, nut, coffee and alcohol. Flavor is malty, sweet, and moderate roasted. Aftertaste is long and sweet. A very good beer in a Belgium (free)style. Maybe a bit less sweetness and some more hops would make this a world classic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
Dark brown. Alcoholic aroma with note sof malt, chocolate and toast. Coffee aflavor with notes of fruit and crisp bread. Sweet with firm bitterness.

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