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George - Mikkeller ApS

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 24
Gots: 35 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.12% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: glid02 on 07-05-2010

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2/5  rDev -51.9%

Photo of ktrillionaire
2.91/5  rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to tpd975 for the share (I think...) Full disclosure this beer was sandwiched between one of the worst beers and one of the best: Ziel and Zaligheid, and PvW Eclipse. There was, realistically, very little chance that this brew could hang with either one, and it didn't

A - It pours a dark brown-black, oily, and is capped with a reasonable amount of deep mocha froth.

S - The nose is fairly smoky, but not in a good way, more akin to the smoke that billows out the door of a dive bar. Other notes include both charred and naked grain, cocoa, molasses and 'homebrew store'.

T - The flavor takes the notes suggested in the nose, and runs with the most unpleasant. Cigarettes and ashtrays are slightly evoked (again) and the rest of the beer just doesn't come together very well. Notes of coffee, chocolate and earthy hops are there, but I just really don't dig it.

M - The feel is just short of full, and the carbonation is quite soft.

O - This beer reminds me of a homebrew; it has potential, but it seems experimental rather than meticulously crafted.

Photo of Kevincredible
3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.28/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AOShabaz
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of GRUUMSH
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of emdawg
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of gford217
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

25cl bottle thanks to jbeatty.

Pours pitch black and has that typical mocha head that you always see on Mikkeller stouts.

Aroma is also typical for Mikkeller with the distinctive charred malt character with hints of smoke and bakers chocolate.

Taste has an interesting sweetness that I didn't get in the nose with some molasses coming out. There is still the ashy character that permeates the taste and leaves a smoky burn on the palate in the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, kinda thick and chewy. Carbonation is fairly low.

This is another Mikkeller stout that didn't overly impress me. I love the Beer Geek variants but this one veers toward the Black Hole territory which is to say smoky and charred. Not bad but no my favorite.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared at GRG1313’s tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, wood, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and alcohol flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is pretty good beer but I think it tastes better than it smells.

Photo of SteveD082791
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IronDjinn
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 250 ml brown bottle. Two fingers of creamy mocha coloured head, opaque black
body.

Molasses, licorice, raisins and dates on the nose, along with some sweet alcohol, and mild notes of roast and coffee.

Sweet rich flavour of dates, alcohol, mild dry roast malt, licorice, even a bit of purple grape. Hops kick in well into the aftertaste.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel but with a full slick texture (that gets a bit sticky after a while), low carbonation.

Still carries the alcohol quite well for the strength, yet the flavour comes across fairly mild and wishy-washy for the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-As the previous review states, ABV bumped up to 12.12% and a 12 oz. with a new label. George pours like black coffee. Very dark and the pour flexes it's bulk. The head is interesting. At first it angrily expands but the expansion of bubbles quickly recedes upon itself. Now it's barely there, like a wisp of errant clouds in the sky. Not much Lacey it actually leaves legs like a glass of wine.

S-George is a hulking brute. A thick slap of dried-out brownie in the nose. Fudgy and boozy with some burnt oats. I also get some dark fruitiness as well. Roasty coffee of course. Even a bit woody.

T-Dried, stale brownie and espresso. Chewy molasses with a nuance of dark fruit. Like the nose, I get some spicy, almost bourbon-like wooden notes. This beer is incredibly dry. Alcohol is a component of the flavor. Lots of char and burnt roasted malts.

M-Full and damp. Carbonation is a mild sizzle upon the tongue. So dry, my tongue feels like a Brillo pad. Heats the cheeks and the full 12 oz. serving delivers a fatal neck chop to one's sobriety.

O/D-George is hard to understand. He teeters between complexity and mindless power. I guess that was what Mikkeller was going for.

Photo of jxb345
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dicers
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furlinator
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours opaque black with a thin brown head that quickly fades to just a faint ring on top and leaves the slightest hint of lace.

Smell is of spent coffee grounds and dark chocolate up front with faint alcohol on the finish.

Taste is mostly black coffee with bitter dark chocolate, faint dark fruit and roasted malt.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

A decent imperial stout with solid aromas and flavors. It feels a bit thin in terms of mouthfeel and there is a slight bitterness in the nose and taste that seems somewhat out of place.

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George from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.