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Mikkeller Drink Your Sorrows Away

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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 11.99%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
20/IX/14 - 37.5cl bottle from De Hopduvel @ Klaas’ place - BB: "imorgen" (2014-1019)

Note: ridiculously expensive!
Clear dark amber to red brown beer, aery irregular fizzy beige head, unstable, dissipates quickly. Aroma: very oxidized, lots of caramel, sherry notes, bit nutty, port, alcohol. MF: soft to no carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of milk chocolate, caramel, bit sugary, soft bitterness, bit lemony, sour. Aftertaste: very oxidized, caramel, nutty, lots of chocolate, little bitter, alcohol, sugary. Damn, I bought this bottle like 3 years ago, but apparently the beer was already 2 years old, then... To conclude: NEVER, EVER, EVER do this again, just put (preferably bottle) dates on bottles, all right? Kthnxbye!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2013
375 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Originally rated on 20091107.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, yeast, caramel malts and spices. Flavor of spices, caramel malts, yeast and ripe fruits, some toffee notes too. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11988) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle from Estate Wine, Holstebro. Unclear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, heavy caramel, dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. Soft, smooth and oily. 271212

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2012
Bottled. A deep red beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of berries, grapes, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, alcohol, wood, grapes, and berries, leading to a bitter finish. The body is powerful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 22, 2012
Murky dark brown body with an off white head. Strong roasted malty nutty aroma with caramel, brown sugar, dried fruits, spices. Full, highly alcoholic palate with little carbonation. Strong alcoholic flavour with caramel, bread, nuts, and a bit of dark chocolate with a light bitter finish. A great one.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gEUS (1267) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2012
375 ml bottle - heavily oxidised... bummer - notes of nuts, dates, port & madeira.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle, 375ml. A clear, copper colored beer topped by a dense, finger-thick, light beige head. Malty, caramel aroma with dried fruits and a weak, pleasant oxidation. Some faint notes of alcohol too. The flavor is on the sweet, malty side, with dried fruits and caramel, and some bitterness. It’s full-bodied, smooth and lightly warming on the palate, finishing with a lasting caramel sweetness, some dried fruits and bitterness. A beer that hides the alcohol very well, and tastes nice too. 120203

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sebletitje (6916) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2012
37.5cl bottle, no BB date, just the ’imorgen’ which tells me nothing other than to drink it after-tomorrow. Once again, another Mikkeller beer that despite its enticing shrinkwrap is just another Belgian type beer that the price certainly does not warrant. Yes, for once my rate takes into account the price of the product because I’ve finally come to see that many Mikkeller beers beyond the gimmick-aspect do not warrant the price and more importantly the quality of what I am getting. Couleur alternant acajou et cuivré, col beige léger/crémeux. Arôme malté fruité noire, sucre brun, caramel avec ce profile très belge. Palais garde un style très belge dans son approche, sucré assez douce avec ce profile fruité noir de prune et date et un léger chocolat, le tout sur un alcool réchauffant. Encore une fois, sous un air de bel emballage se cache une bière qui ne justifie pas son prix, on retrouve ici une bière rappelant plus une triple avec un profile très DeProef.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Pours a hazy and brown beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel, fruit and dried fruit. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness and alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
humlelala (1041) - DENMARK - JUN 17, 2012
(37,5 cl bottle) Pours a cloudy dark brown with little tan head that recedes quickly leaving some lace. Aroma is bready somewhat oxydised with strong notes of caramel and alcohol. Full bodied with oily texture, flat with a warming alcohol finish. Taste is mostly sweet. Uninspiring Belgian strong ale. Girlfriend says: "The alcohol is too present."


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