Alvinne Podge Glenrothes Barrel Oak Aged

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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olio (10907) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
375 ml bottle.
Originally rated on 20100826.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Aroma of sourish dark fruits, toasted malts, caramel, some chocolate and wooden notes. Flavor of bourbon, chocolate, toasted malts and sour dark fruits. The oak ageing doesn’t really work with this one.

bu11zeye (13289) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
(375ml bottle) Pours a clear mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, vinous, caramel, oak, and vanilla. Flavor of raisins, vinous, oak, whiskey, and caramel with a dry finish.

Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of molasses and oak notes, with some roasted malt also thrown in. The flavor is quite a bit different. I get a lot of peat malt notes, as well as some dark brown sugar, toffee and caramel. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Koelschtrinker (23070) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 3, 2011
Die malzigen Komponenten im Bier beinhalten stets eine leichte Alkoholnote, dazu einen Restzucker-Ton. Langsam, dafür aber auf breiter Linie wird das Malz intensiver, leider auch der Alkoholton, der später ein wenig brennt. Minimaler Hopfen, mehr aber holzige Röstnoten. Nun beginnt der Alkohol penetranter zu werden und stört die Harmonie deutlich. Ein nicht ganz rundes Bier. 9/11/8/10/12/11

BigMomma (251) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2011
Details: 37,5cl, about 19 months old, lot 362
Tasting notes: Pitch black color with a fairly large beige lightbrown head that settles to a thin layer of espresso like foam. The nose has a slight peaty hint, roasted malts, coffee beans. Flavor is quite chaotic, peat, roasted, dry burned espresso finish. Quite a lot of flavors but they aren’t very well combined together. After a while the roasted malts just dominate the palate. Body is quite thin for an imperial stout.
Conclusion: A powerfull flavoured beer but unfortunately quite unbalanced.

sebletitje (10721) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
#149, lot 362 brune foncée, mousse moka laissant un filament doré sur le verre. Arôme donne bien des notes de fûts de chêne et de whisky dans le style Speyside et qui malheureusement domine cette bière. Le palais est dans la même lignée avec une stout qui me paraît un peu légère. J’y note un bon côté malt, café torréfié avec un fini sec et notes de bois suivi de whisky. Le palais garde un profile un peu cendre avec une effervescence moyenne. Dommage que cette bière aie beaucoup trop de sédiments.

thewolf (13131) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Alvinne Beershop.
Pitch black with a small, creamy, beige head. Leaves fine laces. High oaky aroma, good whiskey notes, roasted malts, dark chocolate, vinious, plums and raisins. Light astringency. Highish carbonation, fair creamy mouthfeel even if it still feels quite light for the ABV. Flavour is roasted, light astringent. Dark chocolate, plums, vinious. Good oaky balance even if it removes a bit of the flavour aspects of the original - especially how well the yeast was integrated into it. Good, nonetheless.

anders37 (28446) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody aroma with some roasted hints. Roasted malty woody oaky caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody finish.

Christian (14187) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2010
Very dark brown with a small off-white head. Sweet fruity aroma with red wine barrel and a touch of funk. Fruity and funky flavour with chocolate and oak, and a nice, hard roasted finish

Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2010
375ml bottle, courtesy 4.4-40. The pour yields a mostly clear, dark cola brown body with a minimal, light khaki film at the head. Scant lace spotting marks the glass. Aromas are very woody and distinctly vinous, no doubt a result of the predominance of Spanish sherry barrels used in the single malt. Lightly smoky, indicating some barrel char and mild peat, the nose is wrought with the same funky, tart yeast that is present in the base Podge. Fully attenuated cocoa comes across in the malt base, very dry for the style. Flavors follow suit, with malty cocoa sugars having clearly been eaten up by the active, funked out, brettanomyces yeast. It’s very earthy and buggy, almost dusty at points. The sherry character again reigns supreme over the malts, and the barrel char, while not as focused, imparts a general ashy smokiness. On the palate, the over-attenuation has resulted in a somewhat thin body and overly active, parching carbonation. I’ll stop short of calling this infected, as I’m fully aware that Alvinne tends to make an intentionally buggy product, but this comes pretty darn close in my mind. The attenuation has just gone too far, even for an "imperial foreign stout" of sorts. It’s too bad, because I actually like the uniqueness sherry-heavy character of the barrel.

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