George - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by beerdrifter:
4.22/5 rDev +2.2%
Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Deep black pour with beautiful mocha colored one finger head that fades pretty quickly with decent lacing. Loads of roasty malt in the nose with hints of chocolate, peat, alcohol, and burnt espresso. The chocolate really comes out in the taste. Roasty malt, caramel, cocoa, molassess, and alcohol round it out with hints of smoke, espresso, and a touch of dark fruit. The mouthfeel is slightly thick and a little flat, with a nice bitter hop finish that helps balance the sweetness of the malt. The alcohol is present throughout, but it is 11% afterall, and it doesn't really hurt the drinkability. It's obviously a sipper, and it warmed me up nicely on a cold fall day. Yet another solid offering from Mikkeller!
10-20-2011 17:28:20 | More by beerdrifter
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.3/5 rDev +4.1%
250ml bottle, thanks wordemupg. Pours jet black with a dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, molasses, and a little booze. Big flavor, mostly coffee and chocolate, as well as prunes, molasses, and licorice. Chewy full body with light carbonation. A tasty imperial stout, I enjoyed this one.
05-10-2011 01:51:21 | More by chickenm
4.18/5 rDev +1.2%
On-tap at the Mikkeller pub in Copenhagen.
Pours black with a two-finger dark brown head - the head is one of the darkest I have seen in a while. It eventually settles into a thin layer on top leaving thick lacing.
Smells of sweet and dark molasses backed by good amounts of dark chocolate and mildly roasted malts.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Lightly roasted malt flavors kick things off before being overtaken by loads of molasses flavors. Midway through the sip the sweetness is toned down a bit with the addition of unsweetened chocolate flavors that carry through to an ending that remains decidedly on the sweeter side.
Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a very nice thickness with soft carbonation.
Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass quickly and could have another.
Overall despite the large amount of sweetness up front it manages to level out through the end. Not the best-balanced beer ever but one that's worth a shot.
07-05-2010 19:02:56 | More by glid02
4.25/5 rDev +2.9%
250ml wee bottle. Weird Afro-sporting red boxer caricature on the label - George Foreman tribute, perhaps?
This beer pours an indubitable and unblemished black, with two fingers of dense, creamy, Brown Cow brown head, which leaves some sparse random blots of lace around the glass as it evenly settles. It smells of thick caramel toffee malt, mild smoke, molasses syrup, and leafy, musty hops. The taste is strong chocolate malt, edgy black licorice, dark indeterminate fruit, coffee grounds, and earthy, dry leafy hops. The carbonation is very sedate, the body full in weight, thick, and creamy in the Balkan yogourt sense. It finishes still big on a one-pack-a-day smoky caramel chocolate bent, with a herbal, musty offset keeping things just this side of sane.
Whooooweee! All those semi-literate words, and not one mention of the demon alcohol. Now why is that? Well, apparently, it is possible to hide a 22 proof ABV in a melange of chocolate, coffee, and hops. Huh. Bravo. Bravo, indeed.
04-16-2011 03:12:43 | More by biboergosum
3.95/5 rDev -4.4%
For some reason or another I woke up at night. Now a couple hours later I am still awake and now I know why; I just have to drink something special. I had a look at my collection and selected the George, so lets give it a try.
A - Looks pretty damn good. A pitch black beer with a brown head that very slowly retracts. Looks a bit like 'the Messy', so its very promising.
S - Chocolate, oak wood, peat, roasted malts, espresso and some sweetness added to the flavor. Man I just can't stop smelling this beer, gorgeous.
T - To much peat and wood for my, it overwhelms the other flavors. Is was such a promise and now its lost. There is how ever some dark fruit to be discovered. I find it rather dry compared to the flavor.
M - Low to medium carbonation, a bit sticky. The bitterness and the alcohol come in the end. This beer has got the nicest warming after taste, its rare indeed.
O - It's a special brew thats for sure, but so close after the Borefts beer festival I must say its a bummer. The balance is off in this one.
09-25-2011 04:20:49 | More by Mar02x
3.25/5 rDev -21.3%
Thanks Svend. 250 ml bottle is more than enough. Big boozy splash of thick coffee and sourness. Black, little white head. Good for what it is, but not a RIS I want again. A little infected or intentional I cannot tell. Not the best I have had from this brewer.
11-14-2010 00:04:49 | More by Sammy
4.38/5 rDev +6.1%
Massive thanks goes out to BRoss242 who shared this one with the group at the "Evening Wood" tasting graciously hosted by cmrillo! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured pitch black with a minimal brown head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, wood, and smoke. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, BIG smoke, and wood. It had a very thick and heavy feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. You would never know it was weighing in at 11%+ though. There was no sign of the alcohol anywhere. Maybe it was covered up by the big smokiness??? Who knows... But I do know that it was quite nice on the flavor and aroma. Definitely worth giving it a shot if you can. You won't regret it.
07-12-2011 14:28:44 | More by thagr81us
4.45/5 rDev +7.7%
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a huge dark brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of black chocolate with light roasted coffee and some light vanilla notes. Taste is also a great mix between some huge black chocolate notes which are well balanced by some vanilla notes and some light coffee notes at the end. Body is super full with limited filtration and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Very well done with some super good vanilla notes which make this beer very drinkable and complex at the same time.
05-28-2012 19:38:14 | More by Phyl21ca
George from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.