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George - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
92
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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 23
Gots: 33 | FT: 9
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: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a Surly Darkness tulip. Purchased for $9. Consumed with '10 Swedish bottling (shown in picture).

A- Pours a motor oil black that is completely opaque creating a quarter finger thick dark mocha brown head that recedes fairly quickly to a flat top, nice subtle carbonation for the style. 4.25

'10 bottling- similar but not as much carbonation or head. 3.75

S- Rich dark chocolate malts, light fudge, slight dark fruits, hint of raisins and molasses, faint hops. About average aroma strength with decent complexity, almost no booze present. 4

'10 bottling- not nearly as much chocolate, instead more dark fruits of plums, raisins, port, and slight oxidation 4

T- Thick dark chocolate, chocolate fudge, raisins, molasses, bitter cocoa nibs, slight bitter hops on the backend with lingering bitter cocoa nibs. Very decadent tasting with a nice complex chocolate presence, a little bit too bitter on the finish but almost no alcohol burn. 4.25

'10 bottling- Dark fruits, light milk chocolate, raisins, light plums, finishes with more chocolate, slight oxidation, and a hint of dark fruits. Not nearly as much chocolate or fudge as the new one but just as flavorful with a more complex dark fruit presence and none of the bitterness the newer bottling had.

M- Thick, very full bodied, finishes velvety, nice carbonation presence for the style. 4.25

'10- Not nearly as thick, much more slick, slight less carbonated (not that the newer one was that carbonated), no alcohol what-so-ever, even more drinkable then the newer one. 4.5

O- George is a great RIS and definitely one of the better brews I've had for them. If you like rich, decadent dark beers you'll probably love this beer. My only two knocks on it are the price and the slight bitterness on the backend. 4.25

'10 bottling- This bottling was definitely better then the newer one, which suggests aging it a little bit might be better. Although this one didn't quite have as much flavor as the newer one or the chocolate presence it didn't have the bitterness that I didn't like as much in the newer one and if anything it was more drinkable. 4.5

Note- Ratings are based on newer version.

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

Pours thick and black with a scant head of chocolate colored foam that falls fast. Nose is mily chocolate. No alcohol. Earth and the sweet malt underpinnings. Taste is roasty malt. Nothing burnt. Caramel, cream and a touch of wood and char. A bit of cherry int he background and a small warmth from alcohol in the finish. Bitter black and dry. Some weeds and hop grassiness. The flavor is authentic chocolate and cream on a full soft body.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a St Bernardus goblet. Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri.

A: PItch black and viscous, with virtually no head.

S: Deep, dark, and rich. Foreboding. Molasses. Licorice. Berries. Roasted malt. Quintessential imperial stout.

T: This good. With a brightness belied by the strength. Surprisingly tart and spritely, with huge malt base and generally robust, stouty flavor. Slightly sticky sweetness, but only at times. Well-done, Mikkeller.

M: Just a tad thin.

O: Exceptionally done. Highly recommended. This guy knows how to brew a stout.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ML bottle poured into stone snifter. No bottled on date to be found

A- Jet black with some thickness. Identical to used motor oil out of my V8 hemi. Little mocha head that sticks around.

S - Strong roastiness, coffee and some dark chocolate. Slight hint of dark candied fruits. Dark brown sugar and molasses.

T - Lots of roast and bakers chocolate with some coffee. Certainly follows the nose.

M - solid mouthfeel. Full but not overbearing and isn't super cloying for the ABV.

O - a very good RIS from mikkeller.

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George from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.