FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle (SBWF2012)SirLimpsalot (4220) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Bourbon barrel aging often does nice things to a beer’s aroma, and this is no exception, there’s the lovely sweet vanilla that you’d expect, and the coffee too. Does smell very sweet, though, I hope this isn’t the disaster that normal George is (which also smelt great). Smooth palate, heading towards slick. Wafting plenty of alcohol, but rich roasted and burntness make this more of a sipper where that level of alcohol is more expected. Certainly tasty, and most surprisingly, given the previous George abomination, not too sweet - only very very sweet, but just staying in the realms of sippability.
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey 2012: Tydlig tjock vätska med stor fatdoft. Fantastisk söt med mycket fat samt kaffe i stora mängder. Mycket gott! Marduk (7694) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle @ SBWF 2012. Pitch black color. Small, foamy tan head appears. Wood, oak, mellow smoked malts, some roastiness and vanilla sweetness in aroma. Nice roast, mild licorice, oak, faint whiskey in flavor. Very smooth to drink. Well balanced. I like that all that oaky tar/oil in beer turns beer glass tan. tiong (7263) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle @ SBWF’12n0mel (250) - FINLAND - SEP 22, 2012
Pours pitch black with a dark brown head. Strong bourbony and roasty aroma with notes of vanilla and oak. Strong roasty and bourbony taste with notes of vanilla, oak, wood, alcohol. Finish is complex, dark and roasty. Hints of vanilla and oak. Excellent, well balanced barrel aged is.
(From notes) Bottle. Aroma is a bit smokey and, for some reason, I thought I noticed hints of bacon. Oh well. Very smooth. Although I have not had the original version of George! I do think I would rate this one higher. The bourbon barrel gives it a nice smoothness and sweetness. Still, not as good as Black Hole Bourbon BA. If not for the price, I would certainly have this one again.
laiti (8468) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2012
25 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 24.06.2010kraddel (8074) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2012
Aroma is rather strong on stinging bourbon and some woody notes. Rather hard to find anything behind those. Flavour is harsh and rich on stinging whiskey. Also lots of smoke and some tar. A beer so high on bourbon you find it hard to find any IS in your glass. But still this is good.
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2013 tasted in the culminator ( recomended by belgianbeergeek )
purs black , little ( fading) foam.
tastes very heavy (especialy for 12,12 percent ) very thick, it even makes your glass turn brown for like a minute when you shake it ! i enjoyed this one, but a 25 was a bit to much for one time i guess. if you split this , you would have (just not enough’ wich would be better than ’ a little to much’ . either way, glad i’ve tasted it ! fletchfighters (1527) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
A-- Poured a liquid brownie. Crap this is thick. Motor oil black with a dark leather head that was at best half a finger. A few erupting bubbles in the head but not much else. A few lines of streaky lacing on the sides of the glass.
S-- Smoked malts, vanilla extract, chocolate, oak, dark fruits and bourbon. Warm liquid brownie smell. Most excellent.
T-- Thick and sludgy tasting. Oak and bourbon in the taste but not in your face like some I have had in the US.
M-- Yeah liquid brownie very much fits. After the initial Oak and Bourbon get more dark fruits and chocolate again. I think get more of the oak from the barrel than the bourbon from the barrel in the mouth. Very typical Mikkeller as it is also a bit syrupy and a bit sweet. Low carbonation and quite heavy feel. Get some hop bitterness in the mid palate as well as smoke in the front and mid palate.
D-- Do not let this 250 ML bottle fool you. It is a monster. JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle, 25 cl. Pitch black with an impressive chocolate dark brown head. Aroma is extremely enticing - smooth dark sugars, rich preserved plums, bourbon, vanilla, light licorice, wood. Smooth velvet in the mouth, very rich and amazingly flavorful. Thick as hell and dark chocolate malty. Plummy. Roasted. Some hops. Warming alcohol. A desert in itself. Smooth acidic and malty bitter finish. To drink in small quantities. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
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Black color with tan head. Dry dark chocolate, dry black malt, dark roast smell. medium body. Sweet dark chocolate, sugar cane flavors with some dark roast dryness--good