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Mikkeller Drink Your Sorrows Away

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 11.99%
No commercial description

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adenila (1558) - DENMARK - DEC 20, 2009
Scored some extra points at the table when this was brought up, so that was a good start. Its clear medium brown with a bubling light brown head. Aroma holds notes of ripe dark fruits, cane suger and alchohol. The alchohol is abit too strong in the flavor, so i guess a few years would do it good, there is plenty of nice sweetness to back it up once it settles. Great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22987) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2009
Bottled@Konttori, Tampere. Very deep amber colour, close to black. Mediumsized beigeish brown coloured head. Aroma is lots of caramel malts, slight dark fruits as well as wood and sap and not-too-sweet syrup. Flavour is sweet wood, burnt sugar, quite strong hoppyness but at the same time syrupy sweet. Flavour was more syrupy and sweet, but still a wellbalanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (10614) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 6, 2009
courtesy of Jespr - pours a fully dark brown colour with a huge foam; solid aroma of overripe fruits (banana, prunes), caramel and candy sugar; the alcohol is quite apparent; full-bodied and very sweet, a bit sticky; long spicy and malty finish with notes of gingerbread, ripe fruits and warming alcohol notes - heavy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11552) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2009
bottle from ølbutikken, cph. nice bottle wrapped in golden paper, corked and caged, as pictured. pours dark brown, with a smooth fine light brown head. aroma of dark fruits, sweet malts, after a while some yellow fruits and hops are also found in there. great aroma. strong flavor of english licorice, so dominant i almost can’t taste anything else. great taste though, finest licorice. dark fruits, sweetness, faint roastedness, rounded off by some flowery hops. I think the licorice impression i got was actually just the usual belgian spices, but they were close to licorice. well accomplished spicy flavor for sure. Alc well hidden and seems appropriate. some yeast in the flavor too. this is a "take your time" beer. too bad only 2000 produced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at LCRBM #5.
Dark cloudy amber with a good white head. Sweet, very sweet Belgian yeasty nose. Nice fruity malt in the mouth and the alcohol is very well hidden. Delicate fruity hops late on. One of the most straight forward Mikkeller beers I have had but it’s still a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 2, 2009
Botella, thanks Skinnyviking. Pours a nice dark amber brown colour with a short lasting beige looking head. The aroma has a plesant frutiness with malt, and some spice. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has a pleasant sweetness with fruits and malts, some yeast, alcohol and a pleasant soft bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11806) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2009
Amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of dried fruits, molasses, malt and some alcohol. Dry with flavour of toffee and dark caramelized sugar. Some alcohol heat

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10996) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 25, 2009
375ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) shared by Mirjukka - thanks!
Super deep red, tiny head. Massively savoury aroma, really big on the malts. Taste also massively malty - yeasty and marmitey. Slick and sweet, but not fruity like others noted. Good final beer of the evening, and slips down easily for a 12% beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2009
Dark brown color, small beige head. Dark fruits, caramel in the nose. Medium to full bodied. Lots of dark fruits: figs, plums and then caramel. Soft, vinous palate. Sweetish dessert beer. Less alcoholic than ABV indicates. Very balanced, tasty Belgian. Girlie? Maybe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle @ Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Pours unclear amber brown with a small creamy head. Nose and taste is sweet and vinous. Lots of dark fruits, yeast and caramel. Chewy malty and vinous flavor. Warming. Medium to low duration. Full bodied. Still young, without a question, but it def. has a lot of potential.

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