George | Mikkeller ApS

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4.16/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.12%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by glid02 on 07-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,005
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
302
pDev:
8.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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36
Gots:
49
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Photo of Sparky44
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeernOnThe4thOfJuly
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours thick and black. Thick and very sweet cocoa nose. Dark fruit and coffee notes as well. Flavor is fairly sweet. Dark fruits that are quickly joined by a pretty harsh coffee and dark chocolate bitterness.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml Bottle

Poured into a chalice a black color, pretty nice carbonation, with not much of a head, it just spread out into a pretty nice island, with some sticky lacing. The nose is malty, roasty, some licorice, lots of chocolate/toffee, and some coffee notes, vanilla. The taste is very nice malty, roasty, vanilla, slight licorice, dark stuff. Full body, ABV is hidden very nicely, definitely a sipper. Overall, this one surprised me, very nice. Glad to see it available to me.

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Photo of Richter525
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KettleBellFreak
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Mikkeller makes the beer I like to drink.

No lacing on the pour, thin head that sticks around all of 3 seconds. Smell of raisins, malty, chocolate, and some toasty vanilla kind of flavor.

Flavor hits hard with bitter chocolate with some barrel character that mellows out into a semi-sweet fruity chocolate mix. Super good. Beer gets more sweet as it warms, but never anything excessive. Very balanced, very good stout.

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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 scottsoileau
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of neenerzig
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I've had this one sitting in my cellar for awhile, figured it was finally time to crack it open on this cold winter night. I gave this a rough, violent pour out of the 11.2 oz bottle into my snifter. This beer pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a brown/tan head that's about an inch thick when first poured. Settles to a solid 1/2 inch after a few minutes with big bubbles in it. Good lacing here too. Aromas of dark roasted chocolate and caramel malt goodness along with black coffee notes as well as some vanilla and perhaps some dark fruit notes here too. It really tastes pretty much exactly like it smells, with roasted, fairly sweet chocolate and caramel malts upfront that gives way to vanilla and a bit of a roasted black coffee notes. Also some oatmeal/cereal notes here too. The roasted bitter notes certainly come out more as the beer sits and warms up a bit, as do some dark cherry notes. A good balance of flavors here. Has a thick, sort oily, somewhat syrupy, full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. An excellent imperial stout to be sure!

Eric

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Photo of Vylo
4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Catalin90
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dcotom
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bentnorton
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 dwoolley1
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 LAND_MINE
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SayBoom
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Oily black with a not outstanding brown head, it recedes fast. Aroma is strong, complex with dark malts, roast, chocolate, and some wine notes. Any hops don't feel. There are some roast, caramel, chocolate, wine components to create an admirable composition. The huge mouthfeel with a touch of alcohol then that was balanced with chocolate sweetness. This is very full bodied and flavorful imperial stout, worth a try!

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Photo of matias-
4.79/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BenCannon171
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 5EKF
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marcos_Graziano001
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of retry4z
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4.25

Update 5/17/2016: 4.5

Poured from a bottle. The cap has rusted from being stored in the refrigerator for many years.

L: Pitch black with dark, clear, ruby at the very edges; SRM 40+. Almost non-existent head, with an thin ephemeral film of tiny bubbles.

S: Dark roasted malt aroma, with dark chocolate, fudge, caramel, toffee sweetness, and light nuttiness. Very faint earthy and resiny hop character. Medium dark fruit esters character throughout - mostly prune and raisin. Moderate alcohol notes apparent but not overwhelming.

T: Hight dark roasted grain character and dark chocolate upfront. Medium-high burnt toast and charcoal, peat, and a slight smokiness midpalate and at the finish. Bitterness that emanates from the roasted malt is intensified by high bitterness from the hops. Nevertheless, the balance is towards the malt. Medium-low sweetness from caramel, burnt brown sugar, and toffee. The finish is dry, and the dryness lasts for almost half a minute.

F: Full-bodied with low carbonation that is barely detectable. Slight astringency on the finish.

O: A pith-black, full-bodied, fully roasted, dead-serious stout that epitomized the "old engine oil" paradigm. A sublime sipping ale with no holds barren on roasted character.

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George from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 302 ratings