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George! Bourbon Edition - Mikkeller ApS

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.06%
Wants: 123
Gots: 23 | FT: 3
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.12% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: crnipeter on 01-08-2011

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2011 bottle poured to Mikkeller gold rimmed Teku at Kulminator in Antwerp. Pours pitch black and thick with a small dark mocha head on top. Aroma of chocolate, anise, lots of roast. Flavor is chocolate graham cracker and lots of anise--more than I’ve had from other variants--some cardboard and roast. Very low on the bourbon flavor, but very smooth and easy. Smooth and rich bodied with low plus carbonation. Very nice brew, though don’t like this one as much as the cognac or base version.

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25cl bottle poured into Surly Darkness tulip. I believe this is from the old batch that was bottled in '11 before it was ever imported. Consumed right after '14 imported version and '10 Swedish bottling.

A- Pours a motor oil black that appears completely opaque, a thin (<quarter finger) dark mocha brown head appears that quickly recedes, carbonation in between '14 imported bottling and non-BA '10 bottling.

S- Some light dark fruits, faint hints of bourbon, some light milk chocolate hiding in the background. Overall I think oxidation has gotten to this aroma and it isn't very aromatic, noticeably less aromatic then the '10 non-BA and doesn't quite have the barrel presence or complexity I was hoping for.

T- Smooth milk chocolate, hints of bourbon although blends in with the milk chocolate and doesn't make it's presence known too much, light dark fruits of raisins + cherries, finishes with noticeable oxidation, a slight paper taste, and a decent oak presence. Overall still contains some decent complexity although could be a little bit more flavorful with a more defined barrel presence.

M- The thinnest of the three so far, not much carbonation, has a similar slick feeling as the '10 non-BA bottling, very drinkable.

O- The '11 bourbon barrel-aged George was a slight disappointment, it seems like oxidation has gotten the better of this brew over the past three years. Any barrel presence has just about disappeared and oxidation notes have taken over even worse then the '10 non-BA version. This was still very good but it is my least favorite of the three bottles so far.

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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.

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George! Bourbon Edition from Mikkeller ApS
95 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.