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George - Calvados Barrel Aged - Mikkeller ApS

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George - Calvados Barrel AgedGeorge - Calvados Barrel Aged

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 11
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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: MasterSki on 02-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This one is oily and greasy as the day is long. The regular beer George! is named after George Foreman and is a black fat punch in your face. This version has been aged in old Calvados barrels which has given the complex beer an extra level of complexity!! That is a lot of depth dude!
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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 14
Reviews by Alieniloquium:
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3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8.5 oz. bottle poured into a Teku snifter.

Appearance - Inky black. Small mocha head. A single island on the surface. Glass staining.

Smell - Less alcohol, but stronger liquor character. Apple, lots of fruit from the calvados. Roasty still, but it's muted compared to the cognac version.

Taste - Strong fruity calvados flavor. Rich chocolate. Booze. Bitter chocolate and coffee.

Mouthfeel - Boozy in every way. Low carbonation. Viscous.

Overall - Not quite as good as the cognac barrel version. Calvados is a stronger flavor that doesn't quite mix as well with the chocolate flavors.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a dark brown foamy head with great retention and some god lacing. Aroma of sweet black chocolate notes with some light roasted malt with light liquor notes is quiet sublime. Taste is also dominated by sweet black chocolate notes with quite a bit of residual sugars and some light vanilla notes. Calvados is noticeable but not overly so and really cuts through any rough edge form the base beer. I found that the finish was slightly spicy. Body is full with motor oil like consistency and no apparent alcohol. I think I preferred the Cognac and Bourbon version but still an extremely good beer.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via online purchase

Black throughout and heavy in body. Not quite as thick as a Dark Lord of a Hunahpu, but thick nonetheless. Heavy in the glass. Coating. Sticky. A very pretty imperial stout.

Lots of cocoa powder in the aroma butted up against really earthy, dark fruit character--fig, and sun-dried cherry. There's some mild wood character peeking through there as well. A little bit of the spirit and alcohol heat emerge as the beer comes more close to room temperature. Very nice--layered, expressive, and complex.

The flavor is quite similar to the aroma. Nice layers of chocolates and dark fruits play nicely together. Mild spirit note and a touch of barrel, but the base beer is still really allowed to shine through here nicely. The time in the barrel, I believe, has smoothed this beer out nicely, integrated the flavors, and made the alcohol nearly untracable. Silky smooth and very nice flavors.

Medium bodied with silky, creamy mouthfeel. Exceptional for a stout of this magnitude.

Fantastic beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Phyl21ca for the bottle! It is a beautiful pour, inky dark with a long-lasting mocha head leaving some nice lacing. The nose and taste are deep, rich and complex with loads of dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa nibs and barrel character. The barral really helped pull all the pieces together and tamed the aggressive grain bill and tame some of the dark char notes. Really Nice.

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George - Calvados Barrel Aged from Mikkeller ApS
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