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Mikkeller George vs Brian Calvados

Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7704) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 28.05.2024
Vertical with cherry & tequila
Aroma has cocoa and leathery tones; unusual to calvados. Rather mild. Flavour has sweet apple tones, chlorine and some cocoa. Too sweet and sticky to be enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8067) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
33 cl bottle.
Pours pitch black color with a small beige head. Intense barrel notes on the nose, lots of some weird leather notes make it stuffy, dark malts with chocolate, some faint dark fruits too. Flavor is sweet chocolate, tar, dark roast, coffee and bourbon. Alcohol well hidden, balanced. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5225) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
330ml bottle from Mikkeller Webshop

Vertical with Cherry Wine and Tequila versions - Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of leather, roasty malts, earthy notes, very mild hints of stingy apples and wood. Taste is smooth, roasty and woody with some dark chocolate, licorice, syrup and hints of stingy apples. Finish is stingy, roasty and woody with some roastiness, oak and syrup. Calvados is quite hidden here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7595) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a dark beige red head. Aroma of roastiness, strong leathery notes, weird yeastiness and dark chocolate. Flavour of rich roastiness, green apples, dark chocolate, tart wood, heavy sweetness and a bit of burnt bread. Harsh mouthfeel. Full bodied. The calvados notes are rather well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simont1 (462) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Aroma of chocolate, licorice, booze, aniseseed, smoke, soy. Taste is pretty straight forward, chocolatey roasty stout with a lingering licorice feel to it, and a boozy calvados finish, not a lot of apple, more like astringent woody booze. Decent, nice mouthfeel, not top in taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingvit (405) - - AUG 24, 2015
Aroma: cocoa, apple pie, sour apple, sour cherry, lime, lemon, molasses, espresso, vanilla, roast, alcohol, chocolate, spice, pudding, cookie, ash; Appearance: dark brown, minimal frothy head; Taste: intense bitterness, intense sweetness, medium sourness; Palate: soft carbonation, long finish, thick texture, full body Amazing in its complexity, liquorish, warm, boozy and yet perfectly balanced, showcasing layer after layer: dry with apple dominant, bitter and roasted, sweet and vanillish... For special occasions (the price is special too).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5503) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle: Chouffe glass: Pitch black, yes motoroil, body. With a brown head. Aromas of coffee roast, dark chocolate, wood roast, soy, liquorice, toffee, liquor (Calvados), honey, Flavours of roast, wood roast, coffee roast, chocolate, bitters, soy, light sticky, liquorice, some toffee, light earthy and nutty and some spicy tints. Aftertaste is bitter, roast, chocolate, coffee (roast), espresso and some liquorice with an earthy tint... Low carbo, thicker to oily mouthfeel, full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (2258) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 22, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, very treacly pour, almost no head, opaque black color, aroma of smoke, dog food and cedar, flavor of chocolate, cocoa and some earthiness, quite sweet, making it a bit difficult to drink. Good for what it is, but not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (510) - GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Pours a viscous, completely black color, with almost no head. Leaves back a nice, beige lacing though, with some alcohol legs in the centre of the glass. The aromas reveal a gentle apple warmth among oak and malt infused earth. Also produces a cinnamon quality, resulting from the warm, alcoholic apple, accompanied by the pleasantly pronounced, slightly biting barrel. This gets topped off by a milk chocolate frosting, creating a rich, enjoyable nose. Has a very low carbonation, showcasing the beers very smooth mouthfeel, as well as its full body. Drinks almost oily. Tastes of earthen, toasty malts, turning sweeter as silk milk chocolate gets introduced to the taste. Cinnamon, as well as warm wood, becomes visible then, turning the taste a tad sweeter, without pushing it too far by any means. Apple rises from the barrel, producing a well integrated alcoholic warmth, immediately wrapped up by earthy, roasted coffee. Its peak of cinnamon, apple, chocolate, charred malts and coffee is a delight, leaving the palate satisfied, with long lasting coffee in the finish. A great beer, revealing a fantastic mix of different, well composed flavors, preventing itself from becoming too extreme in any particular way. Its got a pleasant bite to it, perfectly coated up by smooth chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Black with a brown head. Great aroma of chocolate, vanilla, wood, some fruitiness, caramel and a boozy note. Sweet flavor with chocolate, caramel, vanilla, wood, some calvados, and a bitterish finish with roast and an alcohol touch. Full-bodied. Great.

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