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George - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

158 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 158
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 21
Gots: 19 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
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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Gushue3

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -51.7%

11-21-2013 14:23:16 | More by Gushue3
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ktrillionaire

Florida

2.88/5  rDev -30.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 21:00:49 | More by ktrillionaire
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -27.5%

12-13-2013 01:25:11 | More by Kevincredible
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 00:04:49 | More by Sammy
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

12-14-2013 22:55:01 | More by AOShabaz
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

02-26-2013 09:51:44 | More by GRUUMSH
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emdawg

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

01-01-2012 05:43:12 | More by emdawg
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gford217

Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -13%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 02:59:25 | More by gford217
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 00:56:15 | More by UCLABrewN84
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 01:56:16 | More by IronDjinn
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csmalley

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-21-2013 05:10:11 | More by csmalley
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Rick778

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-04-2014 05:06:57 | More by Rick778
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-16-2014 02:50:43 | More by Bosoxfan20
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-27-2013 23:57:07 | More by ajzy
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MordorMongo


3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-09-2013 03:25:06 | More by MordorMongo
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-17-2014 03:14:02 | More by Lare453
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 02:46:46 | More by VelvetExtract
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-16-2014 07:12:38 | More by Texasfan549
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-26-2014 00:08:05 | More by LoveStout
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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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fitrock2112

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

George poured into a snifter at EightBall Brewery.

A - The brew is black as midnight with a small skim of off white mocha head.

S - Th aroma is of dark chocolates, heavy roasted malt and little alcohol.

T - The flavor is nice with dark roasted malts, dark fruits and some chocolates. Mid palate getting some alcohol with more dark malts. On the finish it has more dark fruits with more alcohol than I would like.

M - Smooth medium to full mouthfeel, with medium to low carbonation.

O - The alcohol keeps the score from being a true classic. It's still worth a try! Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2014 18:40:31 | More by fitrock2112
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Furlinator

California

3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2014 23:26:53 | More by Furlinator
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pants678

California

3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black with a thin darker brown head.

Coffee and wood.

A tinge of bitter coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt are all there but admittedly unbalanced. Really this beer's found in the finish: a strong underpinning of wood gives way to dark fruit with a rough campfire/burned character. Meant to be sipped, seems more potent that way.

Tough to stay "smooth" with the bag of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 03:36:20 | More by pants678
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from wordemupg, split with a buddy in a couple of snifters. 25cl, and listed at 11.11%ABV.

Pours pitch black, with a finger of dark, dark brown head; one of the darkest I think I've ever seen. A creamy dense cap of a head, with big legs. Nose has brown sugar, dark fruits and a general dark berry feel. Taste amplifies the nose, with caramelized, alcohol soaked, rich dried dark fruits (enough descriptors?), with hints of dark berries, blackberries and black currant and chocolate covered cherries. All of this blended with some coffee beans. Leaves a lingering roasty finish, with minimal alcohol (this adds another level of potency at such and ABV). Sticky and sweet mouthfeel, full with low carbonation. A massive sipper, and even splitting the 25cl bottle was substantial. Interesting and complex, but a bit too much for me and just misses the mark.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 18:58:33 | More by liamt07
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Chico1985!

A- Poured to two matching mini snifters from the 12oz bottle. Pitch black, thick oily body with a small light mocha tan head. Head never reaches a finger and dies fairly quickly to a fine ring at the edges. Just a few spots of lace.

S- Big roast and a pretty good amount of dessert dark fruitiness to it. Dark, fudgey cocoa richness from the roast malts off the top with a cherry plum like dark fruit beneath giving it some truffle feel. Slight hops and just the tiniest hint of alcohol beneath the rest. Hops deepen with time.

T- Opens up with some interesting aspects here. Dry, super dark roast and malty overall with notes of bitter cocoa powder, coffee and even some smoke. Dark fruits and hops actually take over with warmth lending plum, cherry, currants, citrus, pine and earthy notes. The hops increase for me quite a bit but not to a Black IPA level, just some nice earthy and citrus hints in with the roast.

MF- Medium to thick body with a fairly creamy overall texture. Carbonation is a bit on the low side but there is enough to support the complex flavors. Finishes with slight warmth (for 12.12%) and some hop bitterness.

A lot of nice complex flavors beyond the standard roast malts. The deep fruits present are quite nice with the roast and the hops add a nice dimension to it all. Extra points for that. I would certainly have this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 08:50:20 | More by cbutova
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George from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.