Sean9689 (280) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at Dark Lord Day 2013.
Pours black, light tan-colored head, wisps on top. Nose is chocolate, very boozy, burnt sugars, and oak. Flavor is basically that of the nose...booze-forward with lots of chocolate and barrel influence. Pretty sweet...maybe a touch too much. Medium body, light carbonation, creamy finish. Nice, perhaps a bit overrated.
fletchfighters (1099) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Owen for the beer
250 ML bottle
Ink black pour, dark leather brown head. Ample carbonation for the size of the beer. Visible ABV legs.
Oak, dark chocolate, cognac, liquid brownie nose. Thick, rich and decadent.
Big, slow sipper. Better variant than the calvados version. On par wiht the bourbon edition.
bhensonb (11276) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours inky black with a dark tan smear. Aroma is cognac, oak, dark malt, alcohol and possibly some anise. Full + bodied. Flavor is very cognac, with some heat and oak and still, I think, anise. Nice sipper.
Pyrmir (3445) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @CBC13. Aroma with chocolate, toffee, fudge, dark chocolate, cognac notes and molasses. Taste with fudge, chocolate, toffee, roasted notes, alcohol and cognac notes. Very creamy and pleasant, definitly the best of the Georges
mikem409 (1491) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours black with large tan head. caramel and oak nose. taste is very smooth milky sweet. toffee and nice barrel flavor.
jtclockwork (8628) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 5K backlog. Pours oily black with brown head. Nose and taste of licorice, roast chocolate malt, milk chocolate, cognac infused oak, vanilla, ash, leather and graham cracker. Full bodied. Smooth.
Ibrew2or3 (6998) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Woodshed 2.0. Big thanks to sebletitje for giving me this bottle. The 8.5oz bottle pours with a deep dark inky body supporting a thin mocha colored head of foam and leaving behind thick legs that stain the glass. The aroma offers up chocolate brownie, toffee, fudge, dark chocolate and black strap molasses. Yep, smells like a yummy chocolate shop. The taste is smooth rich nectar like goodness such as fudge, chocolate, toffee and sweet kettle caramelization. To midway it picks up smooth candy like cognac as well as moving into more and more booziness. Holy cow this is smooth and rich and nectar like. Oh yeah!!!
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Phone review. 8.5 oz bottle, purchased at BeerCraft. Hugely dark, viscous pour; jet black, oily, minimal dark-brown head. Layers of brown sugar, bitter chocolate, and fruity alcohol in the nose; the honeyed, toasted cognac barrel adds an additional layer. Full body, loads of viscosity, and a very minimal carbonation; lush and hefty in the mouth; enough piney and dark-malt bitterness to keep this focused; tons of layered complexity: bitter chocolate and roast, licorice, honeyed cognac, a vinous alcohol; lovely, tempered stuff. Not shy, by any means. Long finish of roast and cocoa.
mcberko (6737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
250mL bottle, pours jet black with a small brown head. Aroma brings out loads of cognac liqueur upfront, with secondary notes of caramel and chocolate. The roast seems lost on the nose on this one. Flavour is quite heavy and sweet, almost cloying, with strong notes of cognac and syrupy caramel, which pretty much wholly characterize the flavour profile. The roast is likewise gone in the flavour in this rendition. Very sticky and viscous. Great stuff, though a tad on the sweet side for me, and thus my least favourite of the George series.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
8.5 oz bottle poured into my Mikkeller stem glass. Black, thick, and viscous with a small ring of brown bubbles. Aromas hit the air as soon as I popped the cap. Burnt coffee at first.Then some tobacco and vanilla notes. The alcohol is noticeable, but very pleasant. I also get some soy sauce and dark chocolate. Full bodied with a thick, oily texture. The flavor starts somewhat sweet like dark chocolate and ends astringent. A very complex beer that seems to have benefited from the cognac barrel ageing.