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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: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 11.99%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
An elegant fluffy light beige foam stays over the dull veiled brown pour. Intensely yeasty, this is a pretty heady offering that deploys fusels and phenols aplenty in the aroma. The malts are not left on the side though, spreading their strong brown sugar notions complemented by softer touches of brazil nuts, very ripe grapes, figs and berries in a rooty, toasty and almost vinous ensemble. It does get vinous indeed in mouth, but is just more cerealic and thick than your usual fruit and alcohol forward vinous ale. With so much fermentation by-products and so much cereals thrown in there, the result can certainly be called complex. Overall though, I do find it a bit too strong in alcohol and unclean to be very enjoyable. I appreciate how its relatively large-bubbled carbonation manages to cut through the strong sweetness though and how its subtle bittering hops also work well in that regards without hampering its other aromatic strengths. Very powerful ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Die_Kapusta (191) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
Semi-clear dark crimson red pour with a small beige head.

Aroma: I get shiitake mushrooms, soy, caramel, licorice, flour, sirup, apricot, plum, brazil nuts, over-ripe strawberries and yeast.

Taste is sweet and boozy. Muscovado sugar, caramel, coriander seeds, flour, licorice, soy, fermented fruits and hops for balance.

Palate is boozy with a dry ending. Sweet and spicy. I really liked the packaging even though it´s very girly and doesn´t really give a correct indication of the content. Overall I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2010
Bouteille verte de 375 ml, avec bouchon de liège, obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’épices et de petits fruits sucrées. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel légèrement sucré et fruité avec une pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #3334)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6924) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2010
Big beige coarseish head. Hazy deep dark red body. Roasty caramelly peanut butter aroma with smoke notes. Dry-sweet peanut butter and smoke taste with alcohol and ash notes. Sharpish, faintly hot, mouthfeel. Fullish body. Dry malty peanuts and roasty alcohol aftertaste. As I keep sipping I also find nuts, vanilla, nougat, and raspberry. Complex, wildly unusual, and really nice. (0.375l bottle, Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2010
Bottle, pours ruby with a decent head and slight lacings, aroma is mostly brown sugar with some malt, alcohol and dark fruits in the mix as well, taste is very sweet consisting of brown sugar, malt and dark fruits, alcohol is well hidden, borderline cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle, courtesy of Beeranarchist. Dark brown pour, opaque. Small, slightly tan head. Aroma has a lot of spices and yeasty sweetness, flowers, vinegar, alcohol and bread. Burnt sugar and berries as well. Taste is very sweet and floral with some yeast and alcohol, bread and a little earth, only some bitterness. Low-medium carbonation, medium body, medium duration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2866) - Husum, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Flaske: Lækkert pop som flasken åbnes. Rødbrun klar øl med et fint skumhoved. Duft af frugtet gær. Smagen er klassisk belgisk med tydeligt lagringspotentiale. Rigtig fin skjuling af alkohol men man kan stadig mærke øllen er potent. Fin, smuk og flot øl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Murky red brown pour with light tanned head. Aroma has dark dried fruits, vanilla, malty sweetness, dark malts, caramel, sweet dark berries, burnt sugar. Taste is malty sweet, yeasty sweet, dark dried fruits, hints of vanilla, some alcohol, burnt sugar.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Dark reddish brown with a tan head. Wonderful fruity aroma with notes of nuts, marcipan and chocolate. Nutty, fruity flavours, chocolate and marcipan lurking by as well as potent alcohol. A treat for the senses, especially for a sweet tooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2010
Corked and nicely decorated bottle from ØlKonsortiet, Aalborg. A finger of dense yellow tanned head over a clear, dark mahogny colored body. Lovely aroma of cream caramel, milk chocolate, roasted nuts and pepper. Taste is more than medium sweet. Lots of English licorice and some burnt sugar/caramel. Notes of sourish malts and a certain fruity bitterness. Well-bodied. Alcohol warmth and a light astingency on the palate. Peppery, light sourish and light hop bitter endnotes.

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