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


on tap

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense N, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
Pours reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is dark malt, redwine, chocolate, oak, vanilla and coffee. Flavour is dark malt, sour, redwine, chocolate, coffee, oak and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
750ml. 9%. Pours a medium to dark brown with a fluffy tan head. As stated by other raters, it doesnt really look like an impy. But still looks great overall. Aroma has some banana at first, then coffee grounds, then get this: Candy sugar. Specifically the kind of sugar you smell in an authentic Belgian Noel strong ale. Wow, flavor is unique. Very tasty though: Flavors include the banana again, now some heavy dark malt, a unique kind of yeastiness that Ive never experienced before, then the end is all dark sweet liqueur and banana nut bread. Im very specific on the banana nut bread. Mouthfeel is decidedly Belgian, not unlike a trappist dubbel. Im enjoying this, even though its a true oddball. I have no idea what they were trying to do with this or if it even turned out as intended, but a decent experience if only just once, as it wont be remembered past tonight. Overall, good to very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010

Name: Oak Podge
Date: January 24, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: opaque dark brown, big creamy beige head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate aroma, lots of dark fruits, touch of oak with an oaky tartness
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor with a balancing tartness, nice oak, light spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2010
750ml bottle labeled as 9%abv. Gusher alert. Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a large foamy light tan head. Aroma of tart cherry, floral notes, light Belgian yeast, chocolate and hints of tobacco. Flavor roasted malt, dark chocolate and tart cherries. The malt presense is a bit too sweet though. Some wine character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Tap at Max;s Belgian Fest 2010. Pours very light for an impy stout- deep copper mostly, thinning head. Aroma is some light smoke, ash, leather burtn toast, biscuit, dried earthiness, toffee, very woody and light tannins. Flavor is dried ashy dark cocoa powder, leather, earth, toffee, light nutty chocolate, almost no roasted barley- burnt notes, light smoke, tannic, astringent and very dry finish- a bit more complex and refined than the regular version, but still not very good overall, and certainly not an imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head. Roasted malt, dry with a huge malt character. Woody dry finish, some light oak and licorice notes. Chewy malted etoh and some dark fruit amongst the chocolate malt. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Boutip (6087) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2010
Bottle: Poured a medium black color stout with a large foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt and vinous notes are a strange mix that I am not sure to enjoy. Taste is also a weird mix between some lightly roasted malt with some vinous notes but instead of nice Bourgogne notes it feels more like cheap wine that I can procure at the corner store. Strange mix to say the least and not one that works very well IMO. Body is too light for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Strange mix that I wont be revisiting soon and not worth the price tag IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6233) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Murky brown color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, vanilla, roasted malts, cocoa, and smoke. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, spices, dried fruits, vanilla, and light alcohol as well. Head and shoulders above the regular version!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Tap at Maxs. Pours a clear peaty brown with no head. Aroma of dark fruits, oak. Some sherry, peat in the taste with light barrel notes. Light bodied. Should be taken out of the RIS category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4367) - Sofia, BULGARIA - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle shared at the after-Bruery tasting. Imperial stout, huh? Not sure I would have pegged this one as such. Pours dark brown, not too close to black for this style, with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit, Belgian yeast, spices, oak, and mild roast. A little tart and a little sweet. Flavor is both sweet and mildly tart, somewhat vinous, definitely Belgian-tasting, but not very stoutlike. There is some roast and chocolate, but it does not come to the forefront as much as Id expect. A little yeasty with oak and spices. A tad thin for the style, and not as smooth on the mouthfeel as Id like. Definitely interesting, but not great overall in my opinion.

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