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

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Ranking:
#3,094
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
304
pDev:
8.41%
 
 
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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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Photo of cooler4life
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another epic brew given to me by my favorite brother.

A: Poured a slinky jet black with only a hint of froth around the edges of my tulip. Some floaties can be seen but only if held to the light (sunrise).

S: Dark fruits, fresh cocoa leaves, hints of vanilla, peat moss, and sweet apricots. Really nice.

T: Mirrors the nose, inky black chocolate followed by a rush of coffee, cinnamon, some cherry.

M: Probably the most outstanding aspect of this beer. The epitome of Mr. Smooth, or should I say, Mr. George.

O: The sum of the parts equaled something special. Thankful to have tried a stout so true to the style. If given the choice between this and a espresso for the AM shift, I'm dining with Mr. George every time.

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

Photo of user785335
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Songminx2
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Damn! Smooth! Great thick chocolatey stout. Would love to try congnac version!

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Photo of okono
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ricoslim
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkhara12
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely opaque black and heavy bodied beer. Aroma of dark roasted malts and some bitter chocolate. Taste starts intense with some sharp, acidic cacao and a bit of soy sauce. Aftertaste is intensely bitter and roasty. Body is extremely viscous and chewy. Alcohol is present but overall the beer is pretty easy to drink at its high ABV.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travolta
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harvey98
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of larryarms847
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours very thick and black as crude with no head to speak of. Noticeably sticky and clings to the sides of the glass.

Dark fruit, earthy and slightly smoky roasted malt, and some dark chocolate.

Roasty, earthy, edging smoky, dark chocolate, and a noticeable alcohol burn.

Heavy-bodied, minimal carbonation, thick as a shake.

Overall, while this one didn't stand out very much in terms of aroma and flavor, the shake-like thickness of the mouthfeel and slight alcohol burn add some interesting aspects.

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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 aleigator
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a viscous, black color, with a very small, bubbly head, soon vanishing to sheets of lacing.

Its aromas are a mix of fudge, milk-chocolate and toffee, among earthy malts. Offers up a hot, slightly alcoholic aspect, making the chocolate a tad sweeter. Toasted, bready malts establish a fitting foundation, balancing the chocolate gently.

Tastes very smooth, the beer has almost no carbonation, leading to a silky mouthfeel, showcasing a medium bodied beer.

Tastes of bakers-chocolate, sweetened cocoa powder, coconut shell and chocolate fudge cream. Has a distinct coffee earthiness to it, which then gets amped up by a discreet cinnamon coating, providing an enjoyable bitterness. Finishes outstandingly smooth with earth, bakers-chocolate and a late, but long lasting, coffee tartness.

Features a well compounded beer, with a fantastic, dough mouthfeel to it, revealing a convincing flavor diversity, mainly due to the rich coffee and hot chocolate appearance.

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

Amazing imperial stout. Super thick and roasty, bitter chocolate coats the mouth. I tried the barrel aged version a few years ago but I think this one is just as good.

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

Photo of SCW
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

George from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 304 ratings