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George - Mikkeller ApS

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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 21
Gots: 28 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of cbutova
3.91/5  rDev -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.

Photo of MNPikey
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jklecko2
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of stephensinner
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Anatole
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of pants678
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

Photo of Farnswurth
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Rick778
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of psdonnelly
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Peter1977
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of csmalley
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of shehateme
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of In_Control_Mike
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of AOShabaz
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of ToddHolder
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Kevincredible
3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of popery
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a brown head. A thick blanket of foam built up slowly and prettily as I poured the glass. However, the head dies away to nothing after a few minutes, and I'm left with a flat glass of black liquid. The aroma is a mix of chocolate, molasses and roast, in that order of strength. It's sweet cocoa heavy, but there's depth and complexity hiding in the chocolate. Mild cola note. Taste starts sweet with burnt brown sugar and dark chocolate. Lots of dark malt flavor. Finish has some pleasant hop bitterness and roast. I find the term largely useless, but the beer has good balance, which is to say the flavors mix well together and nothing dominates. Never gets too sweet or too bitter. Thick feel. Big mouthful of stout. Solid imperial stout.

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ajzy
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of drpimento
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Lady, this IS an imperial Stout. Poured at a good temperature with a nice, thick, slightly creamy, brown head that settles after a bit and a little lace. Color is an opaque brown black. Aroma is a little subdued and has roast, malt , earth, leather, dark ripe fruit. Flavor's like nose, tang is in front, bitter right behind and dominating, then some sweet. Body is velvety and perfect carbonation. Finish is like flavor, very long, has a bit of an off taste, and only a hint of alcohol. Monster of a beer.

George from Mikkeller ApS
93 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.