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George - Cognac Barrel Aged - Mikkeller ApS

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 30
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.12% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: crnipeter on 02-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 108 | Reviews: 22
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3.44/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Tar black and oily with a rusty tinge on the edges, no head whatsoever, stains the glass with a rusty black tinge.


S: Licorice as in the Dutch salty licorice, dark malts, big soy sauce like I’ve never seen before in a beer, a hit of alcohol and barely a touch of fruitiness.


T: Big chocolate, dark chocolate, a huge hit of soy sauce, then near the end a mocha coffee note that lingers on the tongue. Coffee wafer cookies is the sort of coffee quality that lingers. A little alcohol on the throat.


M: Thick, chewy, oily, very little carbonation, like almost nothing.


O: A masterpiece. Got this almost a year ago in Thailand, drank in Kunming January 26, 2015. Very complex, very interesting, a definite sipper. Glad it came in such a small bottle.

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4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Aroma of roasted malt, faint smokiness, vanilla, wood, cognac, cocoa. Taste creamy cocoa, wood, cognac, vanilla, nuts, smoke. Superb!

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.56/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

8oz bottle I snagged at some point last year. Poured into a matching Mikkeller teku and drank along side the calvados and bourbon versions. The brew appears black in color with a dark mocha brown head that displays stunning retention. Some patchy to spotty lacing effect sticks to the glass.

The aroma contains notes of deep roast, char, cocoa, minerals and fruit almost like raison meets molasses. Some wood elements are present towards the back but without being told this is cognac, you really cant tell.

The taste includes plenty of roasty char, espresso-like bitterness and earthen elements with a bold accent of solvent alcohol thats lightly fruity. Some raw oakiness provides a neutral barrel feel towards the back with some anise characteristics.

This is rich - full bodied with moderate carbonation. Quite a creamy feel with barrel nuance that isnt really that identifiable and the alcohol gets solvent, not really spirit influenced that much. When I had the bourbon version of George 3 years ago, it was far and away the greatest thing to ever have the Mikkeller name on it. Kinda sad to see the cognac and calvados versions do not live up to that standard.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.64/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: black. Thick foamy head that is brown to black in hue.

S: raisin. Fig. Vanilla.

T: um...fig, raisin, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, whiskey, balanced by warm alcohol tones.

M: low carbonation. Thick. Smooth. Creamy.

O: not sure how to put this. I don't like barrel aged beers. But this beer is fan-fucking-tastic.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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George - Cognac Barrel Aged from Mikkeller ApS
94 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.