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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: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 11.99%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TorbenJensen (1457) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
Thin but durable foam appears when gently pouring from this gold wrapped bottle from Mikkeller. It has a very vinous aroma where little cherry stands out. The taste is rich, thick, inter alia, roasted malt, prune and cherry. In its heavy fruit nuances and vinous complexity appears also a hint of dark chocolate. Estimates protracted fruity aftertaste with warming alcohol to follow. Certainly a beer that should be enjoyed for a real gourmet dinner. The very vinous character and distinct flavor of alcohol in the final, causes it to protrude slightly from its beer style as dubbel. I think the closer acts as a cross a dubbel and a Belgian quadrupel. So if you expect a good full dubbel you should maybe choose something else, for Mikkeller has once again challenged the usual expectations and created something ground-breaking.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2009
Aroma of cherries and blossoms. Dark brown. Flavour is smokey and brownish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeertourist (5187) - 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kappldav123 (5890) - GERMANY - SEP 10, 2009
LCRBM 2009. Thanks to yespr for bringing this! The bottle looks really, really good! Brown in the glass, small creamy head. Malty-dusty aroma. Starts mild-malty, becomes more and more intense with fruity notes of plum and raisins, also some caramell. Finish modest oily-malty. Great beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
Great aroma. Dark bread, dark fruit, laqurice, pleasent soft yeast. And a tough of alcohol. It’s dark brown and hazy. Has an off-white head, lasting. Flavor starts nice soft sweet, caramel, then bitterness, perhaps a bit too bitter finish. Perhaps I should buy a couple of bottles more to store. Warming alcohol, full body, dry, creamy texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zita (6121) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2010 black bread,red/brown, clear, white foam, lightly bitter, light sweetness, full body, creamy, lively, bitter. good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a firm off white very nicely lasting head. Aromas of Belgian yeast; plums, wet forest, damp cellar mixed with chocolate. On the palate it is fullbodied with a nice fresh note due to the carbonation and the hoppy bitterness. The aromas and flavours are sweet, but there is no sticky sensation in the mouth afterwards so I guess the amount of residual sugar is really not that high. An impressive beer that made me think quite a lot about Rochefort 10.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2009 Rating nr. 250 goes out to this co-work between Mikkeller and the designers Femmes Regionales. This belgian influenced bastard is wrapped in gold with a feminin scarf and comes with a label that can be one of three different colours. It might be the appearence is a bit feminin, but the containes is pretty maskulin with a strong ABV. Maybe we here have a piece of unisexiness. The pour is medium dark brown with a tanned sparkling head. The nose is light with hints of malts, some smoke, yeasts and dry fruits like apricots. The taste is huge with a great mouthfeel. The strong alcohol is constantly present and differs away in the end hand in hand with the caramel, chocolate-toffee taste together with a nice bitterness. The palate is tickling and stays with you minuttes after leaving the glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2011
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, brwon amber orange color with great balance of sweet and malty brown sugar, maltomeal, vanilla extract

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle shared by Andreasen11. Hazy red/brown colour with a thick tan head. It has a nice caramel aroma with notes of sweet malt, fruit, raisins and a hint of alcohol. Flavour is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, raisins, plumes, a little spice and a hint of fruity hops. Nice and smooth.

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