George! Bourbonfadlagret - Mikkeller ApS
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4.88/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A huge thanks to digita6793 for sending this rare gem to me. A 25 CL bottle.
A- pours a thick vicious motor oil. This beast stains my glass. A thin reddish hue rings my glass.
A- A huge barrel in the nose. Deep rich chocolate and dark fruits. A touch of sweetness is present also.
T- Maybe the smoothest BA beer I have ever had. The bourbon is blended extermely well with chocolate and malts. Oak is present on the back end with some dark fruit.
M- again just perfect. Nice and creamy. With a amazing finish that makes me want another pour.
D- it's not often that I would give a beer of this magnitude a 5 for drinkability. However, this beer is just insanely good. The 12.12 abv isn't detected at all. If u have the chance to land this one, do it. Thanks again Don!!!
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2011 03:04:03 | More by urwithdave
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served at fridge temperature fails to create any head apart from thin collar that quiickly dissipates, leaving only circum peripheral ring. As the beer warms, the
consecutive pours do much better job in terms of head, giving birth to an inch thick persistent crown atop of pitch-black body impenetrable to light, that seems thick and viscous by merely watching how it pours.
Nose is sweet and has strong mint component, something I couldn't found in regular George, as well as pleasant bourbon presence, with cocoa and dark fruits in the background.
Flavor reflects the aroma with prominent minty notes; starts sweet but the stage is soon taken by alcohol warmth (low alcohol presence considering the ABV), wood with slight tanninic astringency, leafy hops, burnt malt, red wine and salty soy sauce.
Richer, lacking sharp edges of regular George, with reduced alcohol warmth and burnt qualities when compared to its predecessor. Thick and velvety smooth in the mouth.
George! Bourbonfadlagret is an excellent example of what barrel aging can do to a beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2011 18:39:31 | More by crnipeter
George! Bourbonfadlagret from Mikkeller ApS
95 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.