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George - Cognac Barrel Aged - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

95 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 32
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.12% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: crnipeter on 02-13-2013)
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4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a thick, viscous pure black. Thick, ultra-dense head that is so dark it is actually indiscernible from the body for a few seconds. Easily the darkest head I've seen on a beer. Little spots of lacing as it fades slowly. Great head retention. Beer is so dark that it stains the glass as I swirl it.

S: Big fruity aroma with lots of char. Quite oaky and smoky to boot. Kinda reminds me of burnt graham crackers somehow. Surprisingly mild given the ABV on this one.

T: Dark fruits up front, a bit mellow and indistinct (likely from the cognac). Lots of bittersweet chocolate mixing with char and smoke with some sweet dark fruits floating around balancing it all out. Sweetness drops out in the finish, lending it an even more bitter chocolate and acrid smoke/char flavor. Doesn't get too bitter, but it's a notable drop in sweetness nonetheless.

M: Whoa. Slightly diluted brownie batter mouthfeel. Super smooth and heavy at the same time. Close to drinking chocolate syrup.

O: A really dark, thick and heavy stout. Barrel aging lends a lot of fruit and char notes. Overall quite complex and quite big. Alcohol very well hidden I will add. Not perfect but well done regardless.

Serving type: bottle

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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No freshness date

A- From a heavy pour comes an intensely thick motor oil black body with a ¼ inch dark brown head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and spotty surface foam. Resilient specs of lacing trickle slowly down the glass.

S- Boozy aroma with lots of barrel presence. Sweet and you can even sense some herbal hops beneath the heavy roasted malt.

T- Deep roastiness plus lots of hop bitterness that meld together decently while the oak hangs back but is still solid. Also slightly sweet. Alcohol certainly makes itself known but isn't overly astringent. Notes of vanilla, dark chocolate and a bit of nuttiness.

M- Sticky but still slick and semi-creamy. Medium-low carbonation and a super robust body.

O- While it's not the best barrel-aged offering I've had from Mikkeller, it's still very enjoyable and nuanced.

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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California

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popery

California

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer is extremely dark and looks thick. A brown film clings to the walls of the glass where the beer has touched. There's pretty much no head. What bubbles I can kick up with some swirling are dark brown. The aroma has a whole bunch of fudgy dark chocolate, firm roast and an oaky vinous flavor from the barrel-aging. Lots of sweet caramel maltiness beneath all of that. Some vanilla and sweet fruitiness. Well-integrated and a good level of barrel intensity. Relatively mild booze for the abv. The taste is sweet and rich. Lots of stout and barrel flavor. Quite a bit of caramel and milk chocolate upfront. Then, it gets more dark chocolate and roast. The barrel is big in the finish. Big cognac barrel in the finish. Feel is thick with some booze burn. Very good stout, but it doesn't justify the high price tag. Still, I'm not really complaining all that much, and it handily beats many very hyped imperial stouts.

Serving type: bottle

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George - Cognac Barrel Aged from Mikkeller ApS
94 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.