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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: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 11.99%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6687) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2011
375 ml bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.
Pours a dark brown colour with a white frothy head. Aroma of strong licorice and dark chocolate. Flavour of caramel malts, licorice, dark chocolate, hops and lovely sweet toffee. Medium/full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and a sweet raisiny toffee finish. Very tasty without too much sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (11518) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 11, 2011
Malziger, stark alkoholischer Antrunk mit leichten Spuren einer Holzfasslagerung. Wenig gewürzig, das Malz wird nun stärker, der Alkohol bleibt erkennbar, wirktim hinteren Teil aber besser integriert und stört daher nicht mehr. Nett, nicht mehr. /9/10/9/11/9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 28, 2011
Bottle 375ml @ home
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of prunes, raisin, brown sugar, alcohol and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm sweet finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2011
hazy dark red-brown, thin lasting white ring. Large oxidized sugars, burnt caramel, sweet and unsatisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8953) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
375mL thanks to CaptainCougar. A long time want list item if only for the crazy presentation of the bottle. The pour is a hazy deep maroon/mahogany with a larger yellow head. Webby lace remains. Aroma is rum raisin, cinnamon, cookie, sweet maple, alcohol. Taste is ashy, bitter, lemon, sweet syrup. Watery palate. Not sure the point of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
Big sweet and boozy nose with lots of toffee and dark fruit. The taste is very sweet, moderately bitter, lots of toffee, lots of raisins, lots of astringent crystal malt. Bleh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
375ml bottle, gold foil bag: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a spotty-lacing beige head. Has a lightly sweet toasty biscuity dark caramel malty nose with some light fruity esters. Starts with a finely-dissolved carbonation and lightly sweet caramel maltiness with some oxidation and light fruits before a drier biscuity finish with some lingering peppery warmth. A pretty decent Belgian strong ale, but could hide its alcohol a little better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10386) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours hazy tawny with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light to spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast, bread), average hops (floral, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of brown sugar, alcohol, dates, and pepper. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast, bread), average hops (floral, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of brown sugar, alcohol, dates, and pepper. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry and biting/spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5879) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2011
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is a mix of nuts, caramel malt and a little bit of fruit - mainly apples. The flavor is similar but a little more complex. I get some caramel and toffee malt, but also some nuts, molasses and brown sugar. The alcohol is also detectable but is not overpowering. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Interesting beer but nothing too exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3430) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2011
Biege head medium size murky brown mauve pour mild carbonation aroma yeast caramel earthy sweet alcohol wheat flavour hoppy some fruit dried caramel yeast port wine plum excellent distinct flavour on the palate medium ibu leaves a good aftertaste toffee alcohol dark fruit so good yeast as well

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