mandaritto (65) - LATVIA - AUG 13, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch black, thick. Aroma - chocolate, coffee, caramel, a bit of spices with hints of bourbon the same as taste +magic of barrel ageing - oak and bourbon hints - awesome! Great ballance, great sipping ale!
Scottishchris (248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the hive. Pours pitch black, tiny tan head. Massive nose if burnt treacle and faint coffee. Taste is treacle and malt, bitter dark chocolate. Smooth finish, lovely. Up there with the best.
Josebeer (33) - SPAIN - JUL 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella 33 cl en Cerveceria Arte& Sana de Malaga, Obra Maestra, Imperial Stout, negro intenso, fina espuma, café, chocolate, vainilla, licor, con el toque el Bourbon, final ligero amargo. Redonda !!!!
RexTalionis (2614) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black in color with a tan head. Oak, hints of fruits, roasted malts, some chocolate and vanilla in aroma. Dark chocolate, some dark fruityness and oaked vanilla notes in taste. Quite nice.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great nice black and rich imperial stout with a beautiful brown foam which provides good lace on the glass. Sweet almost smell of booze. Solid black and thick as oil. Aroma of cofee and wood.
antonstoop (190) - - JUN 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl. bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, chocolate and coffee. Enormous full bodied, with low carbonation. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, coffee, chocolate, and a bit of vanilla. Aftertaste is boozy with lots of dark chocolate and coffee. It is smoother than the regular George. Very nice!!!
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Douberd (2610) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a snifter. ABV 12.12%
Totally black pour with the thinest of lines around the glass as head, on the first pour. After it has warmed up and a bit of swirling a small dark brown head forms and eventually leaves lighht lacing around the glass.
Aroma has plenty of bourbon and vanilla, great! Some alcohol too.
Taste of roasted malts, vanilla, wood, bourbon, light chocolate, bitter coffee,boozy notes but less than I was expecting from an alcohol level that high.
Full thick body that you can almost chew, as much carbonation as it needs, sticky palate capturing all the flavours for long.
Fantastic beer, curious to see what a couple of years will do to it.
stoutnick (619) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, tan foam, some strong lacing on glass. Aroma is wood and roast. Taste is strong roast, vanilla, toffee caramel, treacle. Lovely finish. Overall, my favourite of the barrel aged Georges but still prefer the straight up one.
JulienHuxley (3480) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Hopduvel. Beautiful black pour with creamy brown foam. Aroma of intense bourbon, rich chocolate notes, tons of vanilla, rich boozy, liquory molasses malt notes. Taste is sweet, boozy, nice roasty finish, dark chocolate bitterness, spirit, bourbon, vanilla cake. Palate is rich, mouth coating with warming alcohol finish and light carbonation. Super thick yet delicious chewy sipper.
tom10101 (3102) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (330 ml). Bottle shared by JulienHuxley as a part of a George tasting. Pitch black with a medium thick brown head and little lacing. Aroma is rich and enticing with bourbon, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, fudge, wood and alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet and moderately boozy with rich fudge/chocolate, vanilla, wood, coffee bitterness and a warming roasty finish. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Chewy mouthfeel. Complex and decadent RIS. Enjoyable warming sipper.