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George - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 24
Gots: 32 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

As mentioned previously, the current label has George Foreman with a black eye gritting his teeth in front of a backdrop of thin white stripes in between alternating blue and red stripes. The label also boasts a modest 12.12% ABV.

A: Thick black syrupy goodness with a slight head that appears dark tan, even brown. Tipping it back when drinking it, it looks like iodine running down the glass. Lacing consists of small dots of head that dissipates quickly. A very nice looking beer, but I'd love just a little bit more head retention and lacing on a Russian Imperial Stout.

S: A very pleasant aroma of sweet coffee malts, some dark fruits, and hints of booze.

T: Lots of roasted malts on the palette. Coffee and bitter chocolate notes persist, with some dark candied fruits, and I pick up like a hint of marshmallow.

M: Good mouthfeel, but could perhaps have a bit more chew, be that may just be personal preference. But it leaves a moist mouth and I like that.

O: A well-crafted beer that packs the punch that Mikkeller is known for. This beer will knock you out if you have twin newborns that keep you up all night... and you are in med school... at the end of exam week... All at the same time... Yes it happened to me, George Foreman/boxing puns intended.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

the new release go george has different labeling and is listed at 12.12% abv like some of its variants are here. its great beer, rich and dark brown with almost an full inch of tan head with excellent lasting power and perfect spider ring lacing as it drinks on down. its nose is robustly malty, dark cocoa, burnt barley, and even dried blueberry all come into play. i hardly get booze, but i get some spirit flavors, earthy and smokey scotch, vanilla kissed bourbon, and even charred oak, but its not barrel aged. the alcohol is so subtle and the body is so big, this drinks creamy and slightly bitter, but scary easy for how strong it really is. an expensive little bottle of beer, but mikkeller has proven time and time again to be one of the kings of stout, and for that i will always try news beers that come out, especially dark ones. george has layers, it has class, and its huge. bitter chocolate on the finish and a wonderfully dynamic grain bill thats put together brilliantly. definitely worth a try, and it has been really pumped to try the barrel aged variations of this. calvados? yes please!

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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.

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George from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.