Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Beer Review: Cherry Wine Aged George

Reviewing the Cherry Wine Aged George from Mikkeller out of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Score: 92

2014 vintage bottle served in a stemmed taster glass and enjoyed on 03/26/14. Thank you Mixen for sending me this one to share and review.

Appearance: Dark chocolate color, with a thin layer of dark khaki head that settles to a ring around the glass. Okay lacing and retention, good oily legs. 4/5

Smell: Chocolate, red wine, a little vanilla too. Mild cherry, which is surprising since this is aged in a "cherry wine." A tiny tinge of booze too. 4.25/5

Taste: Red wine and booze soaked cherries, milk chocolate backbone, burnt chocolate/cocoa finish. Nice bitterness, a light astringency and a boozy kick. More chocolatiness come through as this beer warms. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel, nice burnt character and bitter-leaning balance. 4/5

Overall: Delicious, but over-priced relative to other beers you can find on the shelf locally. Definitely a worthy tick, however.

Cost: $30 for a 12 oz bottle.

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