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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle. Good vanilla aroma, some alcohol. Very dark brown colour. No head. The flavour starts off a little sweet, then it turns to port, vanilla, citric vinous note. Good alcohol level, but not overpowering. Rather thin mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3255) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2010
Draft @ Max’s. Dark pour with some tan head. Oak, peat, smoke, some chocolate and roasty malt characteristics. Some licorice and etoh notes as well, abv warming isn’t overwhelming.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7125) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2010
750mL bottle, March 2009 bottling.. BB Feb 2014. Poured rather clear medium-deep garnet with a tight-bubbled beige head.. left some nice lacing as it descended. The aroma was chock full of redder vinous notes and oak, with toasted nutty and chocolate sweetness behind.. the "several months" in the barrel left a colossal impression, and thankfully the wine was enticing. The flavor found redder fruits, vinous notes, and dry-roasted chocolate at the core.. wine and dry oak laced throughout.. finished with oaky tartness, red wine, and a bit of chocolate. Medium-bodied, dry, and grainy on the palate with low-ish overall roast (although a touch burnt at times).. the wine (and related barrel character) drove all facets of the drink, and thankfully it was enjoyable.. I’d love to see the same barrels used on a bigger stout, but I’d gladly drink another of these.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2010
750ml Bottle: Aroma of Belgian yeast, oak, malt, light chocolate, red wine, light dark ripe fruit, roasting, slight fruit, and hints of caramel and alcohol. Poured very dark brown/magenta in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of small, medium, and large-sized particles throughout. Good lacing. Complex flavor is medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, alcohol, oak, light vanilla, roasting, light dark ripe fruit, red wine, berries, light chocolate, light coconut, light caramel, and slight tar. Medium to full body. Slightly thin, then dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Roasted malt, light chocolate, light tar, red wine, oak, coconut, vanilla, slight alcohol, and light dark ripe fruit finish is dry. 10.5%ABV is lightly noticeable in the aroma and flavor, but not hot or overbearing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2010
Nothing like a stout really, but I don’t care. Very wine like, with oak and tannins coming through. Mouthfeel is light, but it sort of fits. really drinkable, bottle went down really fast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Picked this up at West Lakeview in Chicago. Served in a snifter. Pours a very dark brown with a thin mocha head and a bit of lacing. Thin collar as it goes down. The nose has quite a bit of roasted malt plus some chocolate. A very nice oak presence as well. Also, a bit of cream. The taste improves on this and really adds some complexity. There is a nice roasty background along with some dark chocolate and a backing dark-fruit presence. Medium body with some slight booze. Drinks quite well. Glad I picked this up. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-28-2011

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2442) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
75cl bottle, pours black brown with a fine clingy beige head, aroma of wine barrel, coffee, and caramel, rich and smoky body, wood and old wine, light tartness, coffee and treacle, earthy alcohol notes, great complex flavour though very light finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7782) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2012
Bottled at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg, during "Porterveckan 2012". Sold by 5 or 10 cl, I had 5. On November 25, 2012.
Dark brown to black color, tan head. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent. Malty, vinous taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1592) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle, 10cl, at BAJT porter week 2012. Murky brown, almost no head. Nice thick aroma with licorice, a difficult to pinpoint wine character and chocolate. Taste: licorice, chocolate, vinous, dark and red berries, sweet, light boozy. Nice, with a heavy barrel influence.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4563) - 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".


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