phaleslu (7546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
8.5 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Tried side-by-side with the Calvados version. Pours a deep, inky, oily midnight brown with a tiny dark tan head. Aroma of thick, rich roasted malts, charred oak, cognac that could be mistaken for rum, burnt sugar, cacao nibs, and plenty of warmth from the booze. Flavor of cognac, dark fruits (berries, figs, raisins), burnt brown sugar, charred oak, bitter dark chocolate, rich roast, and coffee. Rich. Medium-full bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, rich, super roasty mouthfeel. Roast and mellow bitterness lingers. Alcohol warmth throughout, including the aftertaste. Very, very good. I don’t mind the small bottle; $14.99 was tough to swallow, though. Bests the Calvados and keeps getting better as it warms; the body seems to thicken and the flavors pop more. Wow.
jookos (3509) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pitch black with one of more darker heads i’ve seen on a beer. pretty impressive aroma- mostly an oaky dry dark chocolate mixture, with crushed coffee beans, some vanilla. fullbodied with low carbonation. very drinkable though- not too bitter, thick or burnt. sweet molasses, dark fruits and a very nice dark floralness.
TheCametron (2112) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of Benh. Cheers Pal. Drank up at Petes on the eve of the great banquet. Pours deep black with a startling bronze head. Straight 5-out-of-5 territory there. Aroma is pretty wild. So developed and with lots of elements. Chocolate, Cognac, Ash, Tar, Liquorice. Unbelievable. The body has such a thickness to it. It’s a dream imperial. So complex. So scrummy you guys.
Inbreak (2886) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 21.07.2013, 0,25l bottle @ home:
Small brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is rich and slightly sweet, dark malts, licorice, oak, dark sugar, alcohol, cocoa, grass, caramel, coffee. Taste is rich and slightly sweet, dark malts, dark sugar, licorice, dark berries, oak, grass, alcohol, cocoa, caramel. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Very nice, but the regular one and bourbon edition is way better.
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a thick pitch black with a small dark brown head that quickly disappears and leaves great lacing. Nose is very sweet with vanilla and espresso dominating and the cognac is there too. Thick creamy mouthful, the espresso leads in the taste with chocolate, some burnt or smoky notes. Have not had any of the other Mikkeller George beers, but not getting too much of the barrel in the taste. Still a great imperial stout though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours black with a dirty tan head which has fantastic retention like every George before it. Nose shows a sharp sweetness from some vanilla without being too out of whack. Some heavy espresso coffee notes with some real meatiness to it - some bacon and smoke, almost like sausages. Taste shows mocha tones enveloped in smoke driven meatiness. Light bacon in particular with some heavy sweet vanilla undertones. Quite unbalanced compared to the previous George’s I’ve had. Mouth feel is unreal though but the balance is just a tad out of whack. Strill a very good beer
Nisse666 (5100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mikkeller George Cognac- bottle from Kihoskh cons 2013-07-12, Adams summer house outside Grebbestad
AR: dark chocolate, coffey, vanilla
AP: pitch black, frothy dark brown head
F: bourbon, vanilla, grapes, wee salty, alcoholic - needs to be cellered, tar, thick sugary fluid body, dark bitter chocolate, black coffey, leather, complex beer with loads of different flavour layers
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yummy. Dark espresso beans, bit acrid acidic, chalky, char, faint booze, vanilla, grassy, wonderful and intense.
Roonai (305) - - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Derek. Pours very rich chocolate brown w a dark brown head leaving a marble swirl film. Nose is BIG roasted malts chocolate and coffee and grains and an undertone of the rich cognac. Taste is that same massive layer of flavors; roast grain malts chocolate coffee... Loads going on with some cognac throughout. A TAD Much but tasty.
deyholla (8132) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours an oily black with a thin dark brown head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bitter dark grains and roasted malts with a hint of coffee and warming cognac. Flavor is bitter chocolate and roasted malts that are joined by a nice cognac warming note. Extremely smooth.