Borup (16296) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013.
Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruit, cognac, oak and spicy notes. mjs (7884) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2013
(Bottle, 0.25 l, from Drink Shop, Tallinn, 20130724) The beer poured oily and black. Its head was small, dense and light brown. Aroma had wood, chocolate, roasted malts, hint of vanilla and a little bit of coffee. Palate was full bodied and oily with lowish carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, smoke, wood, cognac and bitterness. Aftertaste was woody, roasty and bitter. A nice complex beer. I haven’t tasted the plain George! so I cannot compare it with this one. Here the strong flavours mixed together in a way that I enjoyed drinking this. sonnycheeba (6751) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle shared by beerandblues2. Pours opaque black with thin, fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, oak, espresso, light cognac, spicy notes, and some light vanilla. Flavor is a smooth, roast malt base with great supporting notes of oak, espresso, dark fruit esters, and light booze; dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (14517) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours opaque, light sucking black with a small, frothy brown head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cognac, oak, roast, caramel, and cookie malt, light smoke, prunes, dates, and figs. Flavor is dark malt and fruits, cognac, lightly bitter, and a sweet finish, not cloying. Full body and light carbonation. phaleslu (11068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2013
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 (7253) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2013
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 (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2013
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 (7035) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 21.07.2013, 0,25l bottle @ home:jonnyguns (1108) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2013
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.
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 (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2013
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