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 Nisse666 (7519) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2013
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 (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Yummy. Dark espresso beans, bit acrid acidic, chalky, char, faint booze, vanilla, grassy, wonderful and intense. Roonai (305) - - JUL 7, 2013
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 (11721) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2013
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.
jackl (8210) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends. Deep brown with a very thick dark tan head. Very attractive beer. Good head retention. The nose is strong roast. Loads of dark malt, ashy earth. Burnt forest. Fat caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Soft boozy heat. The taste is quite tangy. Rum raisin, dark forest fruits. Ashy bitterness. More char, dark bitter chocolate. A bit hot, boozy. Quite sweet on the finish. Plenty of caramel, a bit of vanilla. Full body, quite viscous and thick, oily. Overall, pretty nice stuff. A bit hot, but tasty. Theydon_Bois (19718) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle split at CBC, big thanks to Bruce for this impy, 26/06/13.
Pitch black with a dirty tan head that clears to the edge and leaves light spotting.
Nose is big roast, booze, oaky woody notes, dark fruits, light smoke.
Taste comprises light coffee, roast malts, walnuts, dark toffee, cognac, dark fruits, brown sugars.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, boozey finish with a good roast bite.
Decent BA impy. Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Appearance: Black, looks like oil, no head other than a thin tan glass ring.
Aroma: Bitter chocolate, brandy, treacle, liquorice, slight spice, roasty, very, very, slight undertone of peatiness.
Taste: Medium sweetness, medium/high bitterness, liquorice, treacle and slight sourness.
Palate: Thick body, full mouthfeel, coarse/thick texture, low carbonation, quick dry astringent finish and warming. Then in the aftertaste the astringency hits the tongue and mouth again as does the alcohol warmth which has a spice heat to it.
Comments: Lovely, very, very satisfying, I definitely want another! Left a short lived glass lace. RobertDale (6560) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2013
25 cl. bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours a thick black with a very small tan head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, and cognac. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, cognac, licorice, dark fruit, and wood. As good as I expected! Yorker (2007) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2013
25 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a small dark tan head that leaves virtually no lacing. Aroma is roasted, almost burnt, malt, vanilla, oak, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, dried fruit, and cognac. Flavour is roasted, almost burnt malt, bitter chocolate, vanilla, dried fruit, liquorice, and some warming alcohol – with a bitter finish.