Style: Russian Imperial Stout

ABV: 11.1

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Mikkeller George!

What the brewers say

“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. His balance skills are off the charts, but we went ahead and soaked him in bourbon barrels, just to shake things up even more. Good for as many rounds as you can muster up to.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Fairly mild aroma. Slight alcohol and chocolate. Medium coffee and roast notes. Hints of cocoa nibs along with a light smoky phenol and very mild metallic hops. Nice cocoa and caramel, like a classy milk chocolate bar. Dark fruit esters. Everything I want in the aroma!”

Flavor: “Oily coffee roast hits first, satisfying that stout character. Moderate sweetness ushers in a simple chocolate flavor. Warming alcohol joins with the long-tail roast fade for a lingering finish. Caramel and toffee come out. Suporting hops bitterness. Hops flavor is resinous, woody.”

Overall: “Alcohol is not as forward as other examples and is more warming and subtle. Good chocolate, coffee, and roast notes. Slight fruity esters in the background. If you’re a big roast fan, this might be your cup of Joe. Smooth and balanced, a finely crafted beer. The flavors play off each other wonderfully, building to a crescendo of roasted sweetness.”

What our editors thought



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