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Alvinne Podge Calvados Barrel Oak Aged

Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Imperial Stout
Moen, Belgium
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Due to a string of coincidences, an oak barrel of Podges’ IS was kept for 6 months. At the end of its lagering, it was remixed with young I.S. in full fermentation, to form this unique cask - obviously very limited in supply.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
I would have been surprised had Alvinne not come up with multiple oak aged versions of their Podge. This one has matured on calvados barrels and shows the same dark bronze, near black colour and beige head as the regular version; the aroma is powerful and very complex, woody, chocolate, apple sauce, coffee, dates, vanilla, cider... Dark fruity taste, sweetish and very full palate, creamy, apply thanks to both the calvados and fruity esters, finish increasingly roasted bitter, coffee beans, bitter chocolate, dry and woody, lovely tannins, vinous, warm calvados-like alcohol. Great big beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2014
A lot of barrel but it doesn’t totally kill the roast malt. Finishes with medium bitter and some boozy sweetness. Cloudy black with ok head and lacing. Decent level of booze here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle from Frank Smith’s, as "Alvinne Podge Oak Aged Stout" at 11%. Pours gushing to all hell and bacj as I open it, with turbid ruby mahogany color and minimal khaki head. Nose is dark fruit; dates, cherry, blackbverry, molasses, woody, earthy, maple syrup,...lovely aroma. Tastes super rich, with notes of yeasty dates, blackberry, fig, oaky woody earthy bourbon, and a very complex, smooth, and delicious finish with extremely well hidden alcohol. More like a fruity BW than an RIS, this one is awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Tampa crew. Dark brown. Roast, booze, light fruit and chocolate flavors. Very nice barrel aged brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4626) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2009
@ 1st BBF, de Molen. Aroma has cognac, wood, roast, chocolate. Black/dark brown coloured beer with a beige head. The taste has cognac/brandy, apple, roast, chocolate. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2009
Another kind gift from Mes. Dark brown with a nice beige head. Some tart sourness in the nose. Obvious oak aging and even more obvious woody notes. Not that stout like really. Something about this didn’t realy light my fire but good brew never the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2009
<b>Bottle 33cl.</b>
Light unclear dark amber brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, roasted notes, moderate yeasty wood, oak, english licorice notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081011]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009 33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2008, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex Stout, balanced, not too heavy, cloudy, good head, very good brew, top class!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (14139) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
Twickenham Brewery tasting 08. Very dark brown thick beige head. Some of that vanillary oaky flavour. Woody and herby. Not bad, but not my kinda beer. Some sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at the Tom’s awesome Twickenham Brewery tasting.
Many thanks to the Alvinne thanks for giving me a sizeable sample of this. Very dark brown with an excellent beige head. Awesome wood, chewy malt and fruity chocolate. The wooden sour notes work so well. The blend of oak aged and young stout is pretty much done to perfection. Superb length in the finish that is full of oak, malt and chocolate. A fantastic beer and something I have wanted to try for a long time. Thanks guys.

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