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


on tap

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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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BigMomma (242) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2010
UPDATED: APR 19, 2011 75cl bottle lot #365
Dark black color with a darkred shine and a big bubble beige head.
Aroma is very sweet and fruity with red fruits, wine touches, liqour, vanilla, caramel and some dark chocolate. Taste is full of roasted malts, red fruits, vanilla, liqour, wine touches, burned coffee and a slight fruity and strong burned coffee aftertaste. Mouthfeel is very soft and the drinkability is superb!
A magnificent barrel aged stout!

kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2010
25 oz bottle. Gusher alert! This beer spouted forth from the bottle and poured a flat black body with a rather large foamy light brown head that subsided with bit of time. The nose is roasty and vinous with a very oaky note. Lots of roast, some chocolate, and that distinctive Podge Imperial Stout sour twang. The flavor is pretty similar to the regular version actually it’s just a little more vinous tasting. Light oak notes. Finishes with a slightly sour and acidic note that enhances the wine like quality. Mouthfeel is a little too overly fizzy and feels like a beer that would gush out of the bottle. Overall, I feel the same way a out this as I do the regular version, good for one go around, but not a favorite.

sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, 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.

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 doesn’t 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 I’ve never experienced before, then the end is all dark sweet liqueur and banana nut bread. I’m very specific on the banana nut bread. Mouthfeel is decidedly Belgian, not unlike a trappist dubbel. I’m 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 won’t be remembered past tonight. Overall, good to very good.

kp (10882) - 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

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.

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.

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.

Boutip (6380) - 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 won’t be revisiting soon and not worth the price tag IMO.

egajdzis (6588) - 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!

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