Podge Belgian Imperial Stout | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium
alvinne.be

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by paterlodie on 02-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
242
Reviews:
177
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
18.1%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mpyle
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Effectively opaque, maybe some garnet highlights. Pours big tan head, some creaminess on top but coke bubbles near the bottom. Decent retention for a strong beer.

A bit of dark roast in the aroma, dark chocolate and cherries, and a bit of sweetness.

Chocolately and dark but not roasty and bitter - has some malt sweetness. Possibly some phenolic character mixing in, and some alcohol flavor as well. But overall a smooth, mellow drinking 10%+ ABV beer. Perhaps a bit on the boring side compared to some imperial stouts.

MF - Quite smooth and creamy, not hugely carbonated. Pretty thick and full bodied. Nice alcohol warming, but overpowering.

Got this one as a gift and had sat on it for a few months. Not worth the price she paid (price sticker was left on the bottle) - definitely better, fresher American examples. Becomes a bit more boozy as warms.

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Photo of valkyre65
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into a tulip glass. 2016 stamp on the cap.
Near black body with ruby edges. Decent tan head but only semi-durable and leaving limited lacing.

Aroma: sweet, floral, bready, boozy, as well as faintly fruity and spicy; hint of wet leather.

Flavor: strong and complex. Bittersweet. Hints of chocolate, raisins, nutmeg and light coffee -- but not as appealing as that description suggests.

Feel: medium carbonation; full body. Light alcohol bite and warmth.

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Photo of chrisroarshack
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sulldaddy
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sampling a cellar temp 11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Okt 2015 lot 755 on the cap.
The beer is a gift from my mother-in-law and her partner, Yay Beer! Thanks!
The beer pours a deep motor oil black hue with a dense creamy tan head of 2 cm after a gently coaxing pour.
Aroma is some dark chocolate and roasted notes but I also get a bit of sweet spicy yeast and maybe berries or cherries. In general the nose is pretty mild and the booze doesnt show up on the nose with any pepper or other obvious hits. No hops at this point either.
First sip reveals a smooth texture and lighter than anticipated body. The carbonation is very fine and a little prickly on my palate.
Flavor is dark malt with chocolate and roasted malt dominating, but again a little fruity cherry note and just the slightest hint of some musty funk on the finish and then a dry lingering effect.
The ABV s hidden very well and no hops anywhere to be found on this brew. I wonder if their may be just a little bit of something unintentional in the bottle based on the very prickly carbonation and hint of musty funk on the finish. Even if there is, this is still an enjoyable beer that goes well with a cold evening. Worth a try, but I could see the slight funkiness turning some off to the beer. Reading other reviews, im glad the bottle didnt gush so maybe that problem is solved.

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Photo of h4ger
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's okay, nothing great IMO.

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Photo of Josh012012
2.85/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

This was pretty awful. More carbonated than any stout I have ever had. taste was somewhere between a stout and a sour. very odd... I would not recommend this beer.

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Photo of brandon911
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cola coloured with an inch of tan foam. Great lacing.

Nose of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt bitterness, with a hint of Brett.

Very bitter roasted malt and chocolate to start. Light coffee with a very dry almost tart taste in the finish.

Medium body and carbonation.

The cap mentions October 2016. A best after date? The label says it can be kept for 8 years or more.

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Photo of DucksFan16
2.83/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Obviously an infected bottle, so rating reflects the Russian Imperial Style that it should represent. However, it tastes like a sour brown ale, and is actually quite enjoyable.

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Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heysuz
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jonnyybp
3.02/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of target88
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good solid belgium Not bad

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Photo of enelson
2.43/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bottle is overly carbonated. Not what I was expecting in a stout. Not enjoyable.

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Photo of tommy5
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MizzouBeerNerd
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Highbury09
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trippnwo
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of grover37
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jim_carignan
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Flaherbear
4.36/5  rDev +25.3%

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Podge Belgian Imperial Stout from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
3.48 out of 5 based on 242 ratings.
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