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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6089) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
750, capped. thanks, scrizzz! pours a cloudy dark ebony with a dense creamy tan head. big tart tangy nose...creamy dark roast with dark fruits and vanilla oak notes showing. creamy medium body with mild carb and tons of flavor on the mid palate. sweet, tangy, and tart finish. interesting twist on ba impies.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2009
750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown color with a large creamy offwhite head. Tart aroma with notes of berries and strong notes of toasted wood including a bit of a spicy bite. Taste is light bitter roasted malts, berries, toasted oak, chocolate, light hoppiness in the finish. Lightly tart throughout. Very smooth and very creamy. Softly carbonated. No hint of alcohol. This is a very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GRM (2938) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2009
Green bottle, 750 ml, lot 336, best before APR 20 14, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on October 11 2009; eye: dark brown, opaque, good effervescence, nice beige sheet, light lacing; nose: roasted malt, burgundy, candied fruits, dark chocolate, molasses, light alcohol, light brown sugar; mouth: roasted malt, light hops, oak, burgundy, candied fruits, dark chocolate, molasses, light alcohol, light brown sugar, tannin, finale in malt-candied fruits with presence of alcohol, full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, foamy texture, light acidity; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 750 ml, lot 336, meilleure avant APR 20 14, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée le 11 octobre 2009; œil : brune foncée, opaque, bonne effervescence, belle couverture de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : malt rôti, bourgogne, fruits confits, chocolat noir, mélasse, léger alcool, léger cassonade; bouche : malt rôti, léger houblon, chêne, bourgogne, fruits confits, chocolat noir, mélasse, léger alcool, léger cassonade, tanin, finale en malt-fruits confits avec présence d’alcool, corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture mousseuse, légère acidité; en résumé : très bonne

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Draft at redlight redlight. Pours a dark brown, though a little thin for a stout. Hints of oak and wet dog in the nose. Sweet oaky flavor, slight roasted malt notes. Decent flavor but I do not care for the aroma. Could have a thicker mouth feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1288) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle. Pour is cloudy brown with an enormous brown head. This bottle elected itself for consumption. I got it home form the store and heard a steady hiss coming from my bottle haul; it was this one leaking. Gusher anyway. Aroma is roasted malt, tannins, light sourness, faint alcohol, light wood, and red wine. Flavor is wine, alcohol, light sourness, fruits, and light acidity. I just had a glass of wine and this really is wonderful after that. Very smooth and balanced. Like wine, only much better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2009
On tap at redlight. Very fruity and tangy smell. Very dark fruits. alcohol. Incredibly smooth beer. Really like it, It is a little weird though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 22, 2009
Botella. Dark brown colour. Aroma of wood, dark fruits, roasted malt and pleasant alcohol. Flavour is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, roasty malt, wood and bourgogne spirits. Nice! Thanks yespr!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2009
An almost opaque, clouded ruby. Thick aromas with loads of grape, sweet malts and heaps of boozy burn. Way too winy in the mouth with an almost vinegary aspect. I’m really not very sure at all. Plenty to think about but in the end its not wonderful.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an almost clear reddish brown with a light brown head. Distinct oak in the nose. Quite full-bodied, sweet dried fruit and a pleasant vinous sourness. Soft mouthfeel and a warming alcoholic finish. Very delicious. 220809

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8946) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle from fata, another great gem he sent my way. Pours a dark reddish/brown color with a light tan head. Aroma has some nice raisiny characteristics, red wine, chocolate, prunes and a bit of tartness. Flavor is lightly tart from the red wine barrels mixed with a light amount of chocolate, cherries, oak and damn its good!


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