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Podge Oak Aged Bourgogne Barrel (The Oak Podge) - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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Podge Oak Aged Bourgogne Barrel (The Oak Podge)Podge Oak Aged Bourgogne Barrel (The Oak Podge)

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32 Reviews
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Reviews: 32
Hads: 43
Avg: 3.89
pDev: 15.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ggaughan on 03-10-2009

Called "The Oak Podge" in the US.
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Photo of jgasparine
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured from the tap with a diffuse cream-colored head, which quickly evaporated to a collar. The body was a an extremely dark garnet color.

S- Smells of sweet caramel/crystal and lesser roasted malts, rum-soaked dark fruit and a faint oakiness.

T- The candy malts come through a bit marshmallowy on the palate, with just a touch of roastiness. This is quickly overtaken by some moderate oak and some fruity Belgian yeast esters. Finishes with the lingering flavor of dark fruit and an echo of booze. Quite nice.

M- A nice medium-large body; slightly textured with unattenuated sugar and complimented by some silky carbonation. A little chewiness would be desired, but this is good nonetheless.

D- Goes down very smooth. The alcohol makes itself known in the aroma, on the palate, and in the inebriating effects that follow.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today. Looking at the list, I thought it was The Oak Podge, but I guess I was confused.

Black with brown highlights and a thin tan head with decent retention, this is solid stuff. The nose is quite excellent. Great barrel character is present, vinous and rich with chocolate and raisins. Quite fruity and mildly yeasty, this pairs beautifully with the barrel. The palate opens with cocoa, cola, port and red wine. Mild fruity tartness is present, pairing very well with the cocoa. Drying on the finish with a tannic presence, this medium bodied beer is fairly high in carbonation. A long-lasting finish with a grainy bitterness, tannins, a little booze and a mild fruitiness, this is solid stuff.

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Photo of spacecowboy
4.92/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I can back Travlr up on this one, it's definitely totally different from the wine barrel Podge. This one gets 6 months treatment in Calvados barrels, which brings a tart finish to a stout with a six malt base.

Special thanks to Tom Peters at Monk's Cafe for this treat on New Year's Eve.

Pours a dark brown color with no head (it's an English-inspired stout after all) with an aroma of roasted malt, sugar, ginger, apples, and toffee. All the aroma carries through on the taste. Wonderful roasted flavors up front with some sweetness from the sugar, with a light apple and tart finish.

This is the first stout I've ever tasted that had any sort of tartness/sourness to it, and I hope this becomes more of a trend!

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Photo of Travlr
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured by Glenn at Alvinne.
A: Deep maroon color with bubbles at the edge only, great lacing.
S: Subtle bourbon aroma with notes of cotton candy and vanilla.
T: Flavor begins with scotch and progresses to malt and oak.
M: Decent body.
T: Interesting and complex, better I think than the standard Oak Podge.

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Photo of Sammy
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from phyl21ca. Pours black with a small amount of contrasting white head. Aroma is roasty chocolate, with rich dark fruit in background. Mouthfeel is above average. It is a mild chocolate, overpowering the coffee, with a secondary wine.Very rich and a replacement over supper for wine.

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Photo of mikey711
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pick up a bottle of this one last week.

A:Dark black and viscous but some carbonation is visible. A nice layer of tan head sits on it about a half inch thick and is frothy. Very good lacing.

S: Some wine, champagne, tannins, wood provide a bit of sour fruitiness. Dark chocolate comes out more as it warms.

T: Plenty of tart wine and dry champagne with a mild booziness. A bit sour plums is in there too. the sourness turns to an espresso chocolate and roastier flavor as it warms up. It satisfies a craving for both a sour and a stout!

M: Very acidic and dry with only the slightest bit of creaminess. Much lighter than I thought it would be in terms of body.

D: Surprisingly, this one was way to easy to put back. Though there is some alcohol heat, it does not drink as heavy as it is.

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Photo of ggaughan
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at the pre-ZBF fest at Alvinne. Beer poured a deep brown, nearly black body with a fairly thick tan head. Aroma is a bit vinous, some dried fruit a roasted malt. Taste is a pleasant mix of a chocolate, malty full body with some vinous and fruit notes from the barrel. Overall a very nice beer that is now what I expected from a stout but a pleasant suprise and another very good barrel aged beer from Alvinne.

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Podge Oak Aged Bourgogne Barrel (The Oak Podge) from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
86 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.