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Alvinne Podge Bourgogne Barrel Oak Aged

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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Imperial Stout
Moen, Belgium
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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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The Podge Belgian imperial Stout was aged for several months on wine barrels from the french Bourgogne. The beer has subtle winearomas with accents of red fruit and chocolate. Special Burgundian Babblebelt Edition.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Tap at Churchkey. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is tart plums, acetic cherries and figs with earthy hops, oak, vinous notes and cookie malt. Flavor is sweet malt, acetic dark fruits, light hops and bitterness, oak and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4375) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Ken: Served in a shaker: Gusher and a foam snake afterwards. Deep dark brown to black colored beer with a medium sized beige foamy head on top. Aromas of vinous notes, berries, coal, roast, wilder yeast tones, some wood, roasted malts, coffee, tart prunes with a bay leaf edge. Flavours of berries, light tart, more bitter, wild yeast, some cellar tones, roast, some mocha, more coffee, light dry, light bay leaf, wood roast tones, malt roast and light sticky. Aftertaste is roasty, vinous, berries, some red fruit, wood, bitters and wilder yeast. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and a creamy texture. What the heck, this is tasty and smooth. Somewhat complex yet an easy drinker. And no traces of alcohol, well done! Delicious!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle tried at Nya Tröls. Chocolaty and vanilla with a lot of oak-aromas. Some sour-tartness with dark fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
Rated on 5-25-2011 (Bottle 9%ABV) This beer has a large very fizzy beige head with a short retention, reddish brown body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is malt, oak, some chocolate, vanilla, some hops, alcohol, and some dark fruit. The taste is malt, alcohol, vanilla, oak, light sournes, and has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. A rather tasty beer with some different flavors for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2189) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle 750 ml from a trade with Countbeer, thanks Kamiel! ABV 10.5%, poured into a tulip glass. Same case with the Eycken, I was sure it was going to gush and it did, thankfully I was prepared. HUGE GUSHER! Vwery dark brown colour on the body, small tan head. Okay retention, light lacing left on the glass. Aroma of red grapes, lots of vinous notes, cork, wood, light chocolate. Taste is much better than I expected actually, I expected something very sour but it’s not like that, there is a sourness but quite subtle. Roasted malts, light chocolate again, grapes, wine notes, wood, barely sweet on the finish. On the aftertaste a mild bitterness coming from the roasted malts. Quite complex with a wide range of flavours. The high alcohol very well hidden. Full body, soft carbonation. Overall a great beer. Just a month past BBD, at its peak or it certainly seems so. The barrel aging surely added something in this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4549) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle bought from Etre Gourmet in 2011? Dark reddish/brown with a small head. The aroma was a bit tart with berries, wood, nuts and red wine. Similar taste, also some licorice. An interesting and vinous "Imperial Stout".

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (2105) - SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2014
@Eddan: ganska komplex doft av både jordgubbar och nötter samt en liten hint av rödvin (fat). Smaken är lite udda med syrlig tone samtidig som den ger en torr och nötaktig ton. Inte mycket som påminner om en imp stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (764) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
750ml bottle. Murky dark red-brown shade with thin cap. Big fruity red wine and chocolatey cocoa aroma. Taste follows the exact same path. Medium body, medium carb. Not hugely complex, but pretty tasty. The wine barrel works in good harmony with this stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1424) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Best before October of 2014.
Appearance: The beer pours a lighter shade of brown than most stouts and appears a deep chestnut instead of black in the glass. The head is towering at first but settles into a frothy cappuccino coating.
Aroma: Cocoa is most present with a slightly acidic red wine characteristic with hints of tannins. The aroma is restrained and becomes very muddled upon swirling, it’s most prevelant with cocoa and red grape when settled for a moment.
Taste: The intro is a bit confusing, but a blend of cocoa and semi-sweet red wine flavors, the flavors separate by the mid taste with deep chocolate notes overlying a pronounced red wine and cherry presence that is strongest near the finish with a dry red wine spritzer like presence. The red wine finish is taken over by deep chocolate sweetness, but the red wine and tannins linger.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: This is pricey, but it’s very intriguing. I feel the dry wine accents the sweet chocolate very nicely. This would have been a great beer to pair with a cherry cheesecake or something with cherries in it for desert, unfortunately my bottle took a soft fall out of the fridge and I had to drink it as the cap came loose.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
750 ml. bottle from PhillyCraft. Hmmm. This doesn’t really look like a stout. It has a dark amber, reddish tint to it with a disappearing khaki colored head. The aroma is SUPER vinous. Lots of oak, red wine, sherry, some nuttiness and dark red fruit. Kind of like a nice aged barleywine. The flavor is the same. Full bodied with lighter carbonation. Sherry, nuts, red wine and oak stand out. Pretty decent offering.


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