overall
100
97
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ever been punched in the face by a beer? Our pal George offers anyone willing to try, a thick and oily fist right to the nose.

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, - NOV 11, 2012
0,25l bottle as gift from Denmark. Opaque, black color with medium, creamy, dark brown head, which disappears quickly. Sweet, alcoholly odor followed by roasty, smoked malt flavours. The aroma is incredibly smoky and roasty. At the beginning it’s sweet and caramelly, but after the firs impressions it’s dry and tastes like a roast pork. It’s definitelly made with a lot of smoked malt, which causes this meet flavour. It must had a lot of chocolate malt too which makes the color so black, but it doesn’t make the beer sour and bitter. Alcohol and honey flavours also appears. Dry, intensive and complex taste, nothing can dominate, but all the three basic flavours (sweet, sour, bitter) appears. Full bodied with oily texture and light carbonation. Roast pork finish. It’s an interesting beer. Surprisingly complex, incredibly oily and full bodied. This beer is dominated by the malty flavours, and from this view it’s the opposite of the Mikkeller Black Hole, which is a "hoppy imperial stout". It’s a concentrated beer, 25cl is totally enough. The alcohol content isn’t too high, and it can’t be felt as dominant in the aroma. The texture, the body, and the malty flavours make this beer this rich and concentrated.


4.3
Holmen2 (4287) - NORWAY - JAN 12, 2018
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 12.01.18. Ebony. Brown head. Superb aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, chocolate sauce, milk and coconut. Similar taste, well balanced with bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.5
juiceisloose (1603) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2018
25 cl bottle. Not sure what year the bottle is. Pours pitch black in color with no discernible head to speak of and looking like used motor oil. The aroma shows notes of dark chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts, a hint of smoke and oxidation. The alcohol is hidden very well too. The flavor follows suit with notes of dark chocolate, roast, dark fruits, and a hint of vanilla. Medium bodied and oily slick with no carbonation to speak that leads to a quick dark chocolate finish. Oxidative and past it’s prime. A shame because I could see where this would live up to the ratings.

4.2
polishonion (30) - - DEC 24, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2017 My treacherous faces-aroma is a hard roasted malts,liqourice,coffee,some sweetness and burnt bread crust.A jet black body with brown head.The flavour is sweet and roasty,liqourice,charcoal tar,coffee with dark chocolate,hops,dark fruits.It is very balanced and smoth in the mouth.Quite sweet and nice.Yum Yum!My cat tried to drink the whole bottle alone?!

3.8
ljthiessen (1507) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle. Black pour without much head. Aroma is rich cocoa and licorice. Taste is thick and oily, some roasty bitterness, cocoa and dark chocolate, licorice, fairly bitter finish.

3.7
MrW (770) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2017
33cl bottle at Honoloeloe Mechelen. Poured dark black, with an oily texture, tan head. Aroma of raosted malt, dark chocolate, some fruits, cocoa. Some wood, coffee, nuts in the taste, chocolat, slowly alcohol kicks in. Chocolat bitter finish.

3.9
GregMooreNH (252) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Pours with the viscosity of used motor oil with no discernible head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and a hint of smoke. Taste is at once bitter chocolate with the consistency of pudding. Flavor opens up with a hint of tart cherry and finishes with coffee, perhaps even espresso. This is a very interesting take on a Russian imperial stout.

3.8
CanIHave4Beers (4236) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2017
Bottle in the old livin' room.
Pours very black with a big tan head & good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is big & sweet, chocolaty & a touch hoppy. Bold, a touch fruity with a touch of licorice.

Man the flavor is huge, roasty & sweet with lots of dark fruit & citrus hop flavor. Some Cavendish, dark chocolate, fig, & almost like a tannic woody character. Not overwhelmingly boozy for what it is, but it isn't without alcohol heat.

Thick on the palate with a long finish

4
mateuszk (2769) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 2, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2017 As Mikkeller SD George (Georg). Very well balanced Imperial stout, round and stylish. Full bodied, great texture with alcohol hidden perfectly.

4.3
Niko100 (3012) - Chicago, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2017
Rich black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted/smoky malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, & some dark fruit; Flavor of smoky/burnt sweet malt, coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, some vanilla, dark fruit notes, and anise/licorice; Warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Really good!

4.3
Banksiz (154) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 17, 2017
Smoky-roasty nose, with raisin and orange-peel notes emerging as it breathes. A touch of cloves. Sweet, with a backbone of bitterness and some sour notes. Wonderful heavy oily body. Lingering finish fading to a subtle soreness. A wonderful imperial stout, perfectly melding the bitter, sweet, and sour flavors.


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