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

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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Specially brewed for Belgian beer enthusiast, tour guide, and CAMRA activist Chris Pollard, AKA Podge.
24.3°P, 302 EBC, 48 EBU.


3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
(On bottle at RBESG 2005)Started out real bad and finished really good. Has a very medical nose, like a used bandage, yukk! It´s unfiltered dak brown, almost black. Flavour was great; burnt figs, coco and liqourice, very complex and varied. Smooth finish.like liqouricefoam with tobacco notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
Bottled at RBESG 2005. Dark brown coloured with a beige head. Sweet aroma with lots of liquorice and roasted notes. Fruity flavour with notes of bananas, chocolate and liquorice. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Bottle @ RBESG2005. Nice roasty nose, coffee notes, some brandy. Jet black body with a red tint, medium off-white head. Sweet and roasty flavor, very nice, slight touch of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
Bottled @ RBESG2005: Almost pith black coloured. Brown dense and thick head. Sweetness, chocolate, roast and some coffee in the nose. Flavour is full of liqourice, alcohol, light fruit and roast. Some coffee is there. Light roasty and some smooth bitterness in the end. Quite good one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
Bottle RBESG. Chocolate aroma. Powerful, piercing flavor. Lots of chocolate. Quite sweet. Heavy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2005
Pitch black and almost fully opaque. Yeasty aroma, with some underlying coffee. The flavour is more licorice accented, with bitter chocolate and roasty malt. But its all quite restrained and not really a blockbuster. Like Joris, I was expecting something a bit more extreme and assertive. Bottled at the Croydon Draught Beer Festival.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2005
Bottle@Belgian Draught Beer Festival, Croydon, London. Very nice i thought, a stout, which is obviously Belgian accented. Rich mocha/chocolate, nice and soft, with a slightly yeasty Belgian character. Finish is bitter and roasty (yet soft at the same time), with a touch of warming alcohol in the finish, very pleasant.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
Thick black with a tan head. Aniseed and liquorice in aroma. Tart dark fruts there too, prunes, plums etc. Sweet warming chocolate, coffee and liquorice with a destinct spicy belgian character. Some real nice dark fruits coming through. Medium to full bodied, awesome stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1399) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2005
Strong sweet malt aroma. Dark brown colour with poor head and lacing. Sweet chocolate malt flavour. Smooth palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7814) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2005
Virtually no head, grey rim for a couple of seconds; very dark brown beer with orange edges. Liquorice, burnt oats or barley, point of lactic acid nose. Sweet, but not annoying, grains, roasted and burnt grains. Sudden and surprising perfume of rosewater, bit of medicinal taste as well. Less over-full bodied than I’m used to from R.I.S. Long, slick aftertaste. I’m surprised. I thought going to be bowled over. Instead, it is a very discreet beer, completely hiding its ABV. Americans would make this more bold blindly.


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