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Mikkeller Forêt de Tronçais (Medium Toasted)

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 579   ABV: 19.3%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11463) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7777) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2015
12.7oz bottle, thanks to tmoney99 for sharing. Totally hazy darker amber color. Minimal head. Nuttiness, toast up front in the nose, and some kind of fruitiness, apricot I think. A lot of caramel in the flavor, very mild spice. Medium-plus body. Lightly slick. Very light carbonation. Like the other Foret I tried, this hides the alcohol astonishingly well -- probably the best part of the beer. Bigger sweet taste, not cloying. Mild bitter. Impressively light warmth to it, with small sips. A nice one to sip on slowly, overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (615) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2015
Deep amber. barley wine, oak, spice, alcohol, licorice and toffee aroma. Berries, alcohol, brown sugar, spice and oak finish. Overall: A big brew that dosen´t take any chances.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3176) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
Brown bottle, 375 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on March 5 2015; eye: orangey with a caramel hue, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, slight lacing; nose: malt, alcohol, fig, light molasses; mouth: malt, alcohol, caramel, fig, alcohol warmth, light molasses, finale in alcohol with good presence of malt, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 375 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 5 mars 2015; œil : orangée avec une teinte caramel, trouble, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, très légère dentelle; nez : malt, alcool, caramel, figue, léger mélasse; bouche : malt, alcool, caramel, figue, chaleur d’alcool, léger mélasse, finale en alcool avec bonne présence de malt, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : correct

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4663) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pours deep amber into a tulip. White head quickly recedes to skim surface. Sweet caramel and oak aromas. Thick with toffee soaked bread, roasted nuts and hot caramel upfront turning to mildly bitter earth in the sugar and alcohol head rush finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7260) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2015
37.5cl bottle pours with a nearly clear deep copper body that has amber hues and supports a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up big malt sweetness, some molasses covered sweet dark fruity esters, a bit of honey and then more nectar sweet maltiness. The taste is sweet, rich, nectar like and nearly intense as it seems almost mead like in its richness. Yum, what a great sipper. I get nectar sweet malts, rich honey mead like goodness, concentrated plum juice and sweet brown sugar dusted dates. Wow. Very nice sipper. I’ll sip on this any time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2015
bottle. slightly cloudy yellow with a little bit of particles. small offwhite head. aroma of booze and malts, toasted malts, faint caramel. aroma comes off as slighlty phenolic. Flavor is malty, faint caramel, booze, phenolic note to it, faint flowery, not much wood, but there is some kind of woddy bitterness to the beer, that is in fact pretty strong, just not easy to recognize as what it is.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
FraekkeFyr87 (66) - - JAN 3, 2015
The aroma is full of sugar and coffee with a slightly note of chocolate. The nostrils are burning thanks to the high alcohol percentage. The color is beautiful amber orange and it is clear that this beer is not filtrated. I like that! The taste is sweet and slightly bitter thanks to the coffee taste. There is no doubt that there is a lot of alcohol since my tongue gets numb after the liquid gets swallowed. The finish is long and alcoholic. I actually don’t mind at all since it tastes so good. An excellent beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1459) - 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, toasted malt, dried fruit, wood, and alcohol - with a sweet and alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4685) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Bottled. The aroma has oak, white wine, caramel, some fruitiness. Clear, copper-amber coloured with not much, white head. The taste is medium sweet, has quite some oak, white wine, hint of wine sourness. Complex. Good, but just a bit too much oak. Would be pretty fantastic if it went out of the barrels a bit earlier.


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