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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
Belgium

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 dtivp:
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dtivp

West Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured black with a nice tan head that dissipated in some lacing. A good bit of chunky tan sediment was present.

Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate.

Taste was mild for an imperial stout, coffee, dark fruits, raisins and dates.

Full body with light carbonation.

This was a nice stout that was sweet at first with a slight bitterness at the end. I was surprised that the alcohol was well hidden for 10.5% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 23:31:07 | More by dtivp
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -21%

03-14-2014 04:13:25 | More by BYOFB
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NRo

California

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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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

01-08-2014 05:26:39 | More by GeezLynn
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jkermitj

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +14.9%

12-20-2013 01:26:52 | More by jkermitj
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

09-08-2013 15:38:43 | More by Thomas_Picton
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oline73

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -21%

08-29-2013 03:35:29 | More by oline73
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-22-2013 03:05:29 | More by HoistinBrews
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +14.9%

07-03-2013 21:44:30 | More by WOLFGANG
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illidurit

California

3/5  rDev -13.8%

06-27-2013 01:57:15 | More by illidurit
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -42.5%

06-18-2013 14:27:10 | More by mrfrancis
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diverite

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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

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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UCLABrewN84

California

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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JDavidRice

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-16-2013 20:33:29 | More by JDavidRice
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

01-05-2013 13:50:58 | More by Lukass
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-07-2012 17:15:51 | More by t0rin0
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beergoot

Colorado

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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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

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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Beer21

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

09-10-2012 03:25:22 | More by Beer21
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-07-2012 21:00:10 | More by acurtis
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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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msarver16

Pennsylvania

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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