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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: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 11.99%
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uhre's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
uhre (384) - - JAN 3, 2010
Brown colour with a small head. A flavor of caramel which is very sweet also notes from spicies.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MPA (942) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle. Hazy brown with off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, figs and dates. Sweet flavour with notes of figs and dates

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1895) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle. Color dark red with small head. Aroma malt, yeast, caramel, alcohol. Taste sweet, caramel, alcohol.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TorbenJensen (1452) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - JUN 26, 2015
375ml bottle. Dark amber copper color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, light bread, yeasty spicy, fruity, dark ripe fruits, citrusy fruity. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (8042) - 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 (9185) - 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 (17417) - 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 (34213) - 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 (1713) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2012
375 ml bottle - heavily oxidised... bummer - notes of nuts, dates, port & madeira.


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