George | Mikkeller ApS

GeorgeGeorge
BA SCORE
94%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 299 ratings
GeorgeGeorge
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.12%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by glid02 on 07-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,833
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
299
Liked:
281
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
8.41%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
50
Trade:
10
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2/5  rDev -51.9%

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
2.83/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

$9 for 11.2oz with the bottom 2oz being yeast.

If you do make the mistake of buying this beer make sure you do not pour the yeast into your glass like I did.

Zero carbonation, milky black...didn't think I'd ever see a gray beer.
Aroma: yeasty
Taste: yeast
Feel...like I might have to go to the doctors and get antibiotics so I don't get thrush.
Overall: bad

That being said, I may have f'd this one up by pouring the yeast in. But if I'm paying $9 for a single I'm drinking every last drop. I can't picture this beer being all that tasty without the yeast either. Very roasty and just an unpleasant astringent bitterness. Avoid.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
2.91/5  rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to tpd975 for the share (I think...) Full disclosure this beer was sandwiched between one of the worst beers and one of the best: Ziel and Zaligheid, and PvW Eclipse. There was, realistically, very little chance that this brew could hang with either one, and it didn't

A - It pours a dark brown-black, oily, and is capped with a reasonable amount of deep mocha froth.

S - The nose is fairly smoky, but not in a good way, more akin to the smoke that billows out the door of a dive bar. Other notes include both charred and naked grain, cocoa, molasses and 'homebrew store'.

T - The flavor takes the notes suggested in the nose, and runs with the most unpleasant. Cigarettes and ashtrays are slightly evoked (again) and the rest of the beer just doesn't come together very well. Notes of coffee, chocolate and earthy hops are there, but I just really don't dig it.

M - The feel is just short of full, and the carbonation is quite soft.

O - This beer reminds me of a homebrew; it has potential, but it seems experimental rather than meticulously crafted.

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Photo of tally
2.94/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Way too bitter of a finish.

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Photo of Kevincredible
3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.28/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks Svend. 250 ml bottle is more than enough. Big boozy splash of thick coffee and sourness. Black, little white head. Good for what it is, but not a RIS I want again. A little infected or intentional I cannot tell. Not the best I have had from this brewer.

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Photo of tylerstravis
3.44/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AOShabaz
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of GRUUMSH
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of emdawg
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of cj8311
3.57/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gford217
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

25cl bottle thanks to jbeatty.

Pours pitch black and has that typical mocha head that you always see on Mikkeller stouts.

Aroma is also typical for Mikkeller with the distinctive charred malt character with hints of smoke and bakers chocolate.

Taste has an interesting sweetness that I didn't get in the nose with some molasses coming out. There is still the ashy character that permeates the taste and leaves a smoky burn on the palate in the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, kinda thick and chewy. Carbonation is fairly low.

This is another Mikkeller stout that didn't overly impress me. I love the Beer Geek variants but this one veers toward the Black Hole territory which is to say smoky and charred. Not bad but no my favorite.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared at GRG1313’s tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, wood, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and alcohol flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is pretty good beer but I think it tastes better than it smells.

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Photo of SteveD082791
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.67/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronDjinn
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 250 ml brown bottle. Two fingers of creamy mocha coloured head, opaque black
body.

Molasses, licorice, raisins and dates on the nose, along with some sweet alcohol, and mild notes of roast and coffee.

Sweet rich flavour of dates, alcohol, mild dry roast malt, licorice, even a bit of purple grape. Hops kick in well into the aftertaste.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel but with a full slick texture (that gets a bit sticky after a while), low carbonation.

Still carries the alcohol quite well for the strength, yet the flavour comes across fairly mild and wishy-washy for the style.

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Photo of ptykozoon
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a purple brown. The thinnest ring surrounds the glass.

A dose of dark fruit, raisin, purple grape, plum along with a barrel character.

Raisin, hints of dark chocolate. The mix of light bitterness and subtle belgian flavors.

Mouthfeel is slightly dense, low carb. ABV done well.

George is mostly reserved but there's more to him if you look closely.

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Photo of csmalley
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Allurex
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of MordorMongo
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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George from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 299 ratings
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