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Podge Belgian Imperial Stout - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

Podge Belgian Imperial StoutPodge Belgian Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 18.97%

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne visit their website

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: paterlodie on 02-08-2006)
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Reviews by dgallina:
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3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 ounce short brown bottle without dating.

Pours murky dark brown with a 1/4 glass of tan head and rich lacing. The smell carries some mild roasted coffee and chocolate malts and is much more fruity than British-derived imperial stouts. Most malt flavors are obliterated by the extremely large alcohol presence in the beer. Strong fusel alcohols are predominant throughout. Alcohol-derived dark fruit flavors plus a little burnt coffee malt squeeze in at the swallow. The body is heavy and creamy as you'd expect. Rather difficult to finish due to the overwhelming booze content. Not something I'll be looking for in future.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2007 01:45:05 | More by dgallina
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

03-14-2014 04:13:25 | More by BYOFB
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3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 08:00:13 | More by NRo
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

01-08-2014 05:26:39 | More by GeezLynn
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

12-20-2013 01:26:52 | More by jkermitj
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

09-08-2013 15:38:43 | More by Thomas_Picton
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

08-29-2013 03:35:29 | More by oline73
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-22-2013 03:05:29 | More by HoistinBrews
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-05-2013 01:41:11 | More by ygtbsm94

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +14.9%

07-03-2013 21:44:30 | More by WOLFGANG
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

06-27-2013 01:57:15 | More by illidurit
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

06-18-2013 14:27:10 | More by mrfrancis
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

06-13-2013 14:25:54 | More by diverite
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North Carolina

2.2/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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".

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 13:22:00 | More by Brewsed
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3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 06:28:17 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-16-2013 20:33:29 | More by JDavidRice
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

01-05-2013 13:50:58 | More by Lukass
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-07-2012 17:15:51 | More by t0rin0
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3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Much like "allforbetterbeer" noted in the previous post: BEWARE -- my bottle also spewed upon opening (it was cool and had been sitting for several days). I had about 3-4 oz of beer to evaluate...

Dark, turbid brown body with a rather thick yet bubbly head. Rather unspectacular aroma; the spillage hinted at rich, dark grains and fruits, but what was left in the glass was a minor shell of this. Taste came across rather rich with a predominance of ripe, dark fruits; slightly bitter and a decent alcohol heat.. Medium-heavy body with a sweet, treacly feel.

Perhaps if the bottle allowed a decent serving I could have rated this beer a tad better. Not bad, taste-wise, for an imperial stout, but looks, after it settled in my glass, exuded an unappealing muddy, watery brown color. The aroma in the glass was faint. The mouthfeel was nothing to write home about. Only the taste left a hint of what this may have been, but as a 'complete beer' offering, I wouldn't waste any money on it.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 22:02:05 | More by beergoot
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2.58/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Batch 572 stamped on cap. WARNING! This bottle was a total gusher. I lost all but maybe 3 oz in the sink (good thing I was standing right there!). What a waste of money.

What is left after the old faithful event is a murky brown liquid with a dark tan head. Full of yeasty chunks. There was obviously a thick layer at the bottom of the bottle.

Smells of dark sugar, cider, sea foam, cherry, apple skins, and day old spent coffee grounds.

The flavor is interesting. This really tastes to me more like a Belgian strong dark ale with some roasted barley thrown in. The yeasty spices are apparent, as is a slight twang which might signal an infection (maybe what caused this to shoot out of the bottle the moment I pried the cap). I don't taste much in the way of hops. There is a bit of cola and cider.

Strangely light bodied. Very carbonated but lighter than expected. Over attenuated for sure.

Conclusion: Well I don't know what to make of this beer, but the gushing all over wasn't a positive point. I think it has a subtle infection and would have eventually been a cider bottle-bomb.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 22:51:32 | More by allforbetterbeer
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

09-10-2012 03:25:22 | More by Beer21
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-16-2012 23:26:43 | More by Yabev15
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-07-2012 21:00:10 | More by acurtis
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3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky brown red amber with lots of black floating particles. Massive medium tan head and lacing. Faint toasty malt, light fruit aroma. Taste of toasted malt, sweet malt, light fruits, maybe chocolate. Pleasant light cherry like flavor in the middle and finishes brightly with an nice slightly acidic fruit flavor. Quite different approach to a RIS. Will try again if it isn't too pricey.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 03:55:45 | More by LiquidAmber
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

06-26-2012 01:51:54 | More by msarver16
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Podge Belgian Imperial Stout from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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