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Mikkeller George Calvados BA

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 12.12%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed & bottled by Mikkeller at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout aged in calvados barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.06
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 30th October 2023. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Sweet dark malt, light roast, chocolate, licorice, wood, nuts, calvados.
Taste: Light sweetness, dark malt, light roast, chocolate, coffee, licorice, molasses, nutty, calvados notes, with a slightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable sipper on a cool night with good aroma and flavours.

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel – Cognac BA

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 10.9%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway

Brewer Description: Imperial Oatmeal Stout brewed with coffee & aged in cognac barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.28
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml silver/grey waxed bottle with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with pretty much no head except for a ring around the glass, and no lacing.
Aroma: Whisky, cognac, dark fruit, light roast, coffee, chocolate, with oaky notes.
Taste: Sweet malt, cognac, bourbon, lightly roasty, coffee, chocolate, boozy, wood.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A nice boozy sipper with cognac and bourbon flavours balanced with the light roast, coffee and chocolate.

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel – Islay BA

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 10.9%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Oatmeal Stout brewed with coffee & aged in Islay whisky barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.22
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with pretty much no head or lacing.
Aroma: Peat and leather dominates, with notes of chocolate, coffee and oak in the background.
Taste: Peaty, leather, tar, roasty, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, with light boozy notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: No surprise with an Islay BA that peat and leather dominate both the aroma and taste. If you enjoy peaty whisky, this could be your thing. Luckily, this is something that I like.

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel – Brandy BA

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 10.9%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Oatmeal Stout brewed with coffee & aged in brandy barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.01
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with pretty much no head or lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, licorice, oak, with light brandy notes.
Taste: Chocolate, caramel, coffee, light roast, cocoa, wood, licorice, boozy, with dark fruit and brandy notes.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A nice sipper with the brandy coming through quite nicely. It’s been aged in my cellar for quite a while, and I think the last time I tried it was in 2017, although I don’t think I had any notes from that time. Despite this, in this case, I prefer the original base before the barrel aging.

Mikkeller x Three Floyds Blå Spøgelse

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS x Three Floyds Brewing Co.
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7.7%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour Ale brewed with blueberries and aged in oak barrels. Blueberry Bluebic.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.22
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml bottle, with a best before date of sometime in 2026 (since the month was not legible). I suspect this bottle is a 2016 vintage. Poured into a Mikkeller stemmed tasting glass.
Appearance: A hazy reddish purple orange colour with a one finger pinkish head that had decent retention but left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, Spontan like funk, oak, blueberry skin, blueberries, Ribena, with notes of zingy lemon zest, pepper, and hay.
Taste: Sour, tart, funky, blueberry skin, blueberry, oak, plum, Ribena, lemon zest, with herbal, yoghurt and jammy notes.
Mouthfeel: Dry-ish, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable and easy to drink with nice berry notes. I’ve tried it a few times, and admittedly, despite a best before of 2026, I think it may have just past it’s prime.