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George - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 21
Gots: 19 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.12% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: glid02 on 07-05-2010)
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Marius

Romania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-10-2014 18:18:17 | More by Marius
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IGOTASIXPACK

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-08-2014 00:47:02 | More by IGOTASIXPACK
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Florida

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-07-2014 02:55:13 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
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lucasj82

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-06-2014 13:52:52 | More by lucasj82
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a jet black with a thin, creamy tan mousse that recedes in no time, leaving only a wisp of lacing in the glass.

S: Aromas of espresso, leather, roasted grain, woodsmoke, vanilla bean, heavy cream, burnt toast, dark chocolate, and dried black cherries are balanced by scents of earthy, herbal hops.

T: Notes of caramel, espresso, leather, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, heavy cream, roasted grain, blackberry, black currant, raisins, prunes, dried black cherries, burnt toast, herbs, woodsmoke, and blood orange rind wash across the palate. The finish is bitter, roasty, and velvety with subtle impressions of herbs, dark chocolate, espresso, and tart citrus.

M: Very full in body and smooth in texture. Carbonation is delicate and nuanced. Alcohol is ever present, but somewhat restrained. A very easy beer to sip to be sure.

O: A great imperial stout. Very nicely balanced and with more than enough complexity to satisfy.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 15:00:46 | More by mrfrancis
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wingwalker3

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-30-2014 05:12:35 | More by wingwalker3
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whatsajessica

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-29-2014 02:15:05 | More by whatsajessica
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a Surly Darkness tulip. Purchased for $9. Consumed with '10 Swedish bottling (shown in picture).

A- Pours a motor oil black that is completely opaque creating a quarter finger thick dark mocha brown head that recedes fairly quickly to a flat top, nice subtle carbonation for the style. 4.25

'10 bottling- similar but not as much carbonation or head. 3.75

S- Rich dark chocolate malts, light fudge, slight dark fruits, hint of raisins and molasses, faint hops. About average aroma strength with decent complexity, almost no booze present. 4

'10 bottling- not nearly as much chocolate, instead more dark fruits of plums, raisins, port, and slight oxidation 4

T- Thick dark chocolate, chocolate fudge, raisins, molasses, bitter cocoa nibs, slight bitter hops on the backend with lingering bitter cocoa nibs. Very decadent tasting with a nice complex chocolate presence, a little bit too bitter on the finish but almost no alcohol burn. 4.25

'10 bottling- Dark fruits, light milk chocolate, raisins, light plums, finishes with more chocolate, slight oxidation, and a hint of dark fruits. Not nearly as much chocolate or fudge as the new one but just as flavorful with a more complex dark fruit presence and none of the bitterness the newer bottling had.

M- Thick, very full bodied, finishes velvety, nice carbonation presence for the style. 4.25

'10- Not nearly as thick, much more slick, slight less carbonated (not that the newer one was that carbonated), no alcohol what-so-ever, even more drinkable then the newer one. 4.5

O- George is a great RIS and definitely one of the better brews I've had for them. If you like rich, decadent dark beers you'll probably love this beer. My only two knocks on it are the price and the slight bitterness on the backend. 4.25

'10 bottling- This bottling was definitely better then the newer one, which suggests aging it a little bit might be better. Although this one didn't quite have as much flavor as the newer one or the chocolate presence it didn't have the bitterness that I didn't like as much in the newer one and if anything it was more drinkable. 4.5

Note- Ratings are based on newer version.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 23:04:04 | More by jaasen64
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FranzBC

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-24-2014 20:02:52 | More by FranzBC
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utopiajane

New York

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours thick and black with a scant head of chocolate colored foam that falls fast. Nose is mily chocolate. No alcohol. Earth and the sweet malt underpinnings. Taste is roasty malt. Nothing burnt. Caramel, cream and a touch of wood and char. A bit of cherry int he background and a small warmth from alcohol in the finish. Bitter black and dry. Some weeds and hop grassiness. The flavor is authentic chocolate and cream on a full soft body.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 12:02:03 | More by utopiajane
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tykechandler

Indiana

5/5  rDev +20.8%

06-19-2014 03:21:30 | More by tykechandler
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polopaul20

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-16-2014 13:17:29 | More by polopaul20
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-15-2014 03:16:46 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-15-2014 03:03:17 | More by kylehay2004
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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jhlosito75

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Butchnasty

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-01-2014 02:55:01 | More by GeoffreyM
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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-31-2014 01:55:22 | More by SharkNado
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-29-2014 22:46:14 | More by waddellc2
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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AgentMunky

California

4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a St Bernardus goblet. Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri.

A: PItch black and viscous, with virtually no head.

S: Deep, dark, and rich. Foreboding. Molasses. Licorice. Berries. Roasted malt. Quintessential imperial stout.

T: This good. With a brightness belied by the strength. Surprisingly tart and spritely, with huge malt base and generally robust, stouty flavor. Slightly sticky sweetness, but only at times. Well-done, Mikkeller.

M: Just a tad thin.

O: Exceptionally done. Highly recommended. This guy knows how to brew a stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 23:50:28 | More by AgentMunky
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-24-2014 04:19:50 | More by Kahlerbock
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George from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.