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Mikkeller Forêt de Tronçais (Light Toasted)

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 579   ABV: 19.3%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
S_Side_Smitty (488) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours cloudy orange-brown with a small white head. Aroma is carob, malted grains and light molasses. Taste is sweet malts up front with an interesting vanilla-oak-red grapefruit-like mid. Finish has that acidic citrusy tang. 19% ABV is hidden well. A little on the sweet side, but nice overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark earthy, herbal and small alcohol aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid complex beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (1322) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
Shared bottle. Poured a clear Amber colour with a small white ring. Aroma of oak, vanilla, nuts, barley, smells like a strong wine. Plums, butter, raisins, Some fruits, very fruity oaky mouthfeel. Real strong alcohol burn. It’s a bit to hot!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6975) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle, big thanks to tmoney99 for sharing. Holy shit, didn’t realize the ABV was so high before I poured for myself. That’s evident up front in the first sniff ... A big sweet maltiness with heavily fermented ripe fruit aromas, along with a light bit of toasted oak. Kind of hazy range red color. Thin off-white head. Dots and bits of lace. Big malty sweetness, but not Grey Monday level sweetness. Bigger, thicker body, lightly syrupy, then lightly drying in the finish, though still slick. Light carbonation. In small sips, this actually hides the alcohol pretty well, it works nicely without being excessively sweet. There is a definite warmth, but with small sips, no burn nor bite to it, which is pretty amazing. Definitely one of the smoother 19%+ beers I’ve ever tried. Not a very complex character to it, not much else besides the big sweet fermented fruity malt and mild oak, but it’s fun interesting, stuff that does an astounding job delivering the ABV. Hard to believe it’s that high.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5899) - Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2014
500 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy dark golden/amber color with a small off white head. The aromar opens with a big woody herbal character before showing more fruit, caramel and alcohol. The flavor has much more sticky sweet caramel, ripe fruits, wood, and alcohol. I get every bit of the 19.3%. Big beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FraekkeFyr87 (31) - - DEC 1, 2014
There is no doubt that there is a lot of alcohol in this beer. The very first time you put your nostrils to the edge of the glass you can feel how the alchohol is penetrating and burning your nose. A lot of caramel-like and citrus scent is present. The color is cloudy amber orange. A really nice color. The taste is sweet. The alcohol is present indeed and it burns all the way down to the stomach. A lot of champagne-like taste. It feels very thick on the tongue and has a long finish. A killer beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1351) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2014
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy amber with some sediment and a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, dried fruit, wood, and alcohol - with a sweet and alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
bottle at home. pours a hazy dark yellow to orange, with a small offwhite to white head. aroma is booze, liqeuir, woody notes, dried fruits, yellow fruits, faint toffee. A very pleasant aroma, although a bit stingy from the alc. flavor is boozy, fruity, malty, faint citrus, not so much of a woody note directly, but it lingers in the finer nuances, all the rest taste a little bit woody. alc. is strong on this one, taste resembles booze more than beer. good sipper

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6324) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle @ Johns. Pours slightly hazy golden with a small offwhite head. Aroma of sweet malt, vanilla, sweet fruit, dried orange peel, wood, coconut. Flavor is sweet, malty, oranges, dried orangepeel, wood, vanilla, booze. Full body, flat carabonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 300914

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11899) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy golden with a tiny off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty, fruity, wood and alcohol. Flavor is extremely sweet and very bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with heavy alcohol. 300914


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