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George! Bourbon Edition - Mikkeller ApS

George! Bourbon EditionGeorge! Bourbon Edition

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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.53%


Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.12% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: crnipeter on 01-08-2011)
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Reviews by JAXSON:
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a thick black into a snifter with a sensible, rich mocha head. Nose is some, light roast, some very rich, dense dark fruits, peat. Roasty and a little bit hot upfront, a nice coffee really opens up in the mid palate and more alcohol heat comes through on the back. Fairly sweet and quite rich. Bourbon influence definitely on the finish. Perhaps a savory, salty note to play with the rich, sweet flavors. Barrel-aged figs. Good stuff, thanks Chris!

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 02:10:43 | More by JAXSON
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chippo33

Vermont

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-15-2014 01:44:30 | More by chippo33
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-04-2014 19:57:31 | More by brother_kenneth
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MikeReserva

Netherlands

4.66/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A 33cl bottle, new batch.

A. Thick, Pitch Black with a very dark brown head.
S. Bourbon, Dark malts, vanilla, dark fruits, oak, cacao
T. Exactly like smell. Perfect balance between the coffee/chocolate and the sweet bourbon/vanilla. Woody and bitter after-taste, with fairly strong bourbon as final finish. Very complex, very deep, yet very balanced and accessible.
M. Very thick and creamy. Sticks around very long, which makes it a slow sipper.

My favourite Mikkeller thus far. Close to perfection. This one can measure itself with USA top tier BBA stouts. Far better than the Calvados and Cognac versions.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 12:25:24 | More by MikeReserva
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California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-08-2013 09:06:23 | More by zestar
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-26-2013 02:06:44 | More by GRG1313
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dctriman

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

08-01-2013 22:45:00 | More by dctriman
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2bet

Norway

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-06-2013 22:59:25 | More by 2bet
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-20-2013 02:48:31 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-15-2013 01:42:25 | More by spycow
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MordorMongo


4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-09-2013 03:25:21 | More by MordorMongo
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laituegonflable

Australia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown, with glints of colour up to the light. Head is a good, deep umber, like whipped milk chocolate. Dense and creamy in consistency, leaving lacing that looks great. Dark, brooding and wonderful.

Smells spicy and roasty, with a good belt of a tartness as well. Nutty caramel, peppery shiraz and a minerally note as well. But yeah, that syrah note is really prominent and adds a massive boost to an already pleasant spicy, stouty aroma.

Taste is similar, but it seems a little weaker. Roasty and sweet for the most part, with some dark caramel and malted grain, that develops dark, charred wood and peppery spice, a hint of capsicum and a touch of sumac. Then on the mid-palate gets that organic fruity note, a touch of syrah, but it has more of a late-harvest character now, more sweet but at the same time a touch more refined, as if it's gotten pure fruit character in there with less fermentation. All very enjoyable, though, but I do feel it could still use more grounding. Sweetness is a very big part of this.

Full, complex texture, with nothing too thick. Does get quite dry at the back, and there's an unavoidable boozey note as well. Good, though.

Sweet, but with a great spicy dimension added, giving this a dynamic, enjoyable quality. Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 01:39:41 | More by laituegonflable
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

01-08-2013 23:03:23 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Once again another stellar brew sent over from MrKennedy. This beer poured out as a rich oily black beer with a thin creamy looking brown head on top. The retention lasts for a little while but faded by mid glass. There was an in brown tinge that the beer leaves on the glass after each sip. Incredibly thick looking beer. The smell of the beer is boozy, it's loaded with rich roasted malt aromas as well has some bourbon and even some maple sweetness in there. The taste is rich, it's heavily roasted, with some sweet burnt sugar notes as well has chocolate in there too. The mouthfeel is like syrup, it's sticky, and sweet, gently carbonated and heavy. Overall this is a massive beer and it's very impressive, the flavors just linger on your tongue for so long. It was very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 04:27:31 | More by Knapp85
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-11-2012 00:20:18 | More by kjkinsey
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JCDenver

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mulder1010 for providing this from the land Down Under. Slightly aggressive pour produced a dense chocolate milk head that sticks around. Smells of deep roasted malts with baker's chocolate and some wood/alcohol notes. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but still appealing. Roastiness and barrel characteristics really come through on the palate. Super long finish. One of the best Mikkeller beers I've had; wish I could easily get more.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 22:17:00 | More by JCDenver
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RobSchneidermang


4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-02-2012 17:44:05 | More by RobSchneidermang
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-29-2012 16:27:44 | More by bsuedekum
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks a lot Mike!

The beer is black with a thin, beige cap. Minimal head retention and lacing. The aroma offers roast, chocolate, oak, booze, a touch of smoke. A very tasty brew. Well balanced. Low carbonation. Silky smooth yet viscous on the palate - an elegant feel. Subtle spice notes. Overall, an intriguing and delicious brew. I would happily have this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 04:48:20 | More by Huhzubendah
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared by Thorpe, thanks! Served in a snifter. At the time of this review, this is #32 on the "Top Beers - American Double / Imperial Stout" list and #7 on the "Top Beers - Scandinavia" list on beeradvocate.com.

Beer is black with a thin dark brown head of small bubbles, haloed, pulled to the glass, some lacing, low carbonation, low retention, it looks heavy in the glass.

Aroma is smoky and sweet with a mild spice to it.

Beer is oaky and smokey with a nice grain bitterness finish from a lot of roast. The barrel is a little lost in here but this is a big complex beer. Lots of chocolate and smoke with a nice finish. I"d have it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 19:31:50 | More by drabmuh
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

06-10-2012 02:46:18 | More by ygtbsm94
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-08-2012 20:07:37 | More by Texasfan549
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largadeer

California

3.05/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beddachedda shared this one, I think?

Pours a syrupy pitch black, not far off from Mikkeller's dozens of other imperial stouts. A finger of dark tan head forms but doesn't last.

The aroma is heavy on charred, burnt malt, soy sauce, oak (but not necessarily bourbon) and black licorice. There's a faint smokiness in the background. Bourbon is integrated, somewhat buried beneath malt and oxidation.

Palate is acrid, burnt and oxidized. Quite a bit of soy sauce and oak, a touch of bourbon, dark fruit, some smoke and vinous notes. Oily, full mouthfeel. Smoky, acrid finish with a fair amount of booze.

Overall not exactly the most offensive Mikkeller beer, but not particularly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 17:45:23 | More by largadeer
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billyshears

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-31-2012 19:26:52 | More by billyshears
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AgentZero

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-11-2012 02:34:07 | More by AgentZero
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George! Bourbon Edition from Mikkeller ApS
95 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.