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

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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 16.97%


Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Called "The Oak Podge" in the US.

(Beer added by: ggaughan on 03-10-2009)
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2010 21:48:45 | More by DefenCorps
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spacecowboy

New Jersey

4.93/5  rDev +26.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 01:43:28 | More by spacecowboy
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Travlr

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2009 16:47:17 | More by Travlr
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2009 19:45:21 | More by Sammy
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mikey711

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2009 22:12:04 | More by mikey711
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2009 22:17:58 | More by ggaughan
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Podge Oak Aged Bourgogne Barrel (The Oak Podge) from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
87 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.