Podge Belgian Imperial Stout - Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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3.35/5 rDev -3.7%
On tap at Monk's.
Dark brown-black pour, typical of a stout, with a small collar of bubbles for a head; little to no retention or lacing to speak of. Aroma of roasty dark malts, dark fruits, dark chocolate. The beer description didn't mention anything about this brew having any fruit in it, but the first thing I noticed upon sipping was a distinct dark fruit taste, cherries and plums, slightly tangy. Not sure if some kind of infection was going on here, but it actually didn't taste too bad. I just wasn't expecting it in any way. Otherwise, dark malts, semi-sweet chocolate. Mouthfeel was a bit thin for the style, and serving the beer cold didn't help at all. Overall this wasn't too bad, even if it was slightly infected, but it's just not what I typically look for in a RIS.
06-09-2014 03:59:37 | More by Rifugium
3.53/5 rDev +1.4%
Was recommended this when I bought some other stouts. Expiration date on the cap says Sept 2014. More than half of it gushed out when I opened it. My bad for storing it on its side when it explicitly says to store upright.
Smell: Smells very sour. Not sure if an imperial stout is supposed to smell like this might be infected.
Appearance: Kind of a murky dark brown. Not so attractive.
Taste: Very flavorful. I would call it "meaty". The sour kind of adds to it.
Mouthfeel: Almost bubbly. It's not a light beer, but the carbonation suspends it.
Overall: I would definitely drink it again. Easily overlooked due to it's mediocre appearance. Wish I hadn't lost half of it to gushing.
03-08-2014 08:00:13 | More by NRo
2.2/5 rDev -36.8%
CAUTION! this bottle was infected with wild yeast/bacteria.
Opened bottle and it geysered due to over fermentation in the bottle, by wild "bugs". Made a mess at the tasting room table at the bottle shop. (embarrassed the owner.)
Poured into wine glass at the bottle shop.
Appearance: Poured a murky black due to the high carbonation/spewing stirring up the lees.
Smell: Sour, not in a good way. Roast. Dried fruit. Acidic.
Taste: Sour, super fizzy, and very dry. Hints of roast dried fruit, buy it was very hard to pick up on this through the sourness.
Overall: Due to the fact that this beer was infected with wild yeasts/bacteria, I would say that overall, it is not a good beer. I would like to try this beer again, but only if I see better reviews saying that it is "clean".
05-06-2013 13:22:00 | More by Brewsed
3.95/5 rDev +13.5%
Bottle pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.
I usually don't mention bottle formats, but this beer was sampled from a magnum.
Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, dark fruits, and slight cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but it's definitely more of a Belgian, fruity type of stout.
04-06-2013 06:28:17 | More by UCLABrewN84
Podge Belgian Imperial Stout from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
79 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.