Mikkeller George!

Mikkeller George (Non – Barrel Aged)

3.9

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20

adamjackson (1149) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 3, 2013

On tap at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen. Oily black. 3 finger dense coffee colored head which seems to never fade Nose is pretty standard. Cocoa beans, smoke and espresso. No element is overwhelming. The balance is unique but this balance means that the overall flavor is pretty bland Lots of coffee, cocoa and oak sort of meld together with a boozy and heavy finish and its almost bland because there’s so much going on Highly drinkable considering the abv

Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged

Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Calvados Edition)

4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20

adamjackson (1149) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – APR 8, 2013

Acquired in Copenhagen.
A – Pours similar to George on Draft and the Cognac version. Viscous like motor oil, no head.
S – Nose is big chocolate and cream but a lot sweeter than the cognac version (sorry these were done side by side so I’m comparing the 2 I guess. Hint of oak as well.
T – Very sweet, earthy and almost like mushrooms or Fungus. Reminds me of The Forager. lots of chocolate syrup. Boozy whiskey like finish.
M – heavy, boozy and sticks around for a long time.
O – This is a fantastic beer but I prefer the cognac. It is more fudge or brownie like.

Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Calvados Edition)

Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Cognac Edition)

4.3

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20

adamjackson (1149) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – APR 8, 2013

Picked this up in Copenhagen.
A – Pours a huge thick oily black like motor oil or day old fry grease. Totally still, no head at all. Nice alcohol legs.

S – Smells very very similar to the first time I smelled BCBS. The huge aroma of chocolate, cream and bourbon (yes this is cognac) but it’s a boozy chocolate bomb and it smells fantastic!

T – Very sweet finish, the cognac really shines at the finish and it is sticky and resilient and sticks around for a long time. Start is roasted hazelnut and coffee. Black chocolate and raisins in the middle
M – Heavy and thick in body, almost like drinking melted fudge or brownie mix. no carbonation, very slick and viscous. Incredibly drinkable.O – You know, I was going to share this with some friends because It’s pretty highly rated but the bottle is small, only 8.5 ounces and it’s a great beer to sip for hours on a cool spring evening. Great job! It’s sad that the cognac really only shows itself toward the finish.

Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Cognac Edition)