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Mikkeller Forêt Limousine (Medium Toasted)

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 579   ABV: 19.3%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (577) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours clear dark brownish orange with a small white head. Aromas of malt, walnuts, light tobacco, caramel, oaky notes, some fruitiness to it but mostly in form of an apple liquor-like side to it. Taste is malty, tasted, raisins, tobacco, plums, overripe orange.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (840) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
4th bottle at the Fermentoren Aarhus French oak tasting. Pours a clear amber with a small, white head. Aroma has sweet tobacco, malty caramel sweetness, oak and a slight fruityness. Taste is sweet and boozy. Big malt sweetness, toast, raisins, brown sugar, tobacco and a little darker notes all in all (compared to the light toasted ones) Oily, strong body, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1489) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle #4 at French Oak Tasting at Fermentoren Århus. Pours hazy amber with a white lacing. Aroma is like the base beer (see other rating) but has some darker fruity notes and some more spice in the aroma. The taste is more toasted than the bare. Smooth, sweet and with more tannin and tobacco.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1179) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle. Clear orange pour with tiny lacings. Nose has red apples, light acid and booze. Taste is vinous, red tart apples, boozy and some sweet notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (462) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle #4 at French Oak Tasting at Fermentoren Århus, see rating of Limousine light toast for rating of base beer. Purs darker amber golden, with more off-white head. Aroma is more toasty and tobacco. Malty, bread, sweet orange ,honey, raisins, dates, toasty malts. Booze is well hidden in this one. Marmelade and vanilla. Taste is heavy sweet, more classic barley wine, oak, oxidation, rock candy, raisins, labre larver. More mellow feel with dry booze in finish. Slight bitter toasty malts and brown sugar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6761) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2015
I could not do a decent write up of all these separately, so I will do one and ahre it on each beer’s page. The differences between the light and medium toast version of each were so subtle that I don’t think I’d know they were different beers if I wasn’t being told so. Limo - super sweet, low level diabetes, yet really really doesn’t show the heat. Centre has just a bit more wood (and is that a hop?) that cuts through the sweetness a little more than the other two, making it my favorite ever so slightly. Troncais was back to diabetes sweet, yet all still enjoyable. These are after dinner sippers for sure, but glad to have tried them. I’ll admit I was hoping for bigger differences side by side.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (5024) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. Thanks to Kenny for this one. Bright golden / orange coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is woody tanin, oak, hot alcohol, apple, little tart. Flavour is composed of tart apple, caramel, mineral, tangerine. . Lingering Warming alcohol. Woody.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, thanks to Kenny, 04/04/15. Golden orange with moderate off White spotting. Nose is rich caramelised fruit rinds, toffee apple, light spice, caramel, touch of booze. Taste comprises dates, figs, fruit cake, light spice, candied orange peel, caramel, earthy fruit rinds. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Ok barley wine, drinks well below the ABV, probably the best in the series for me but still not a top end beer for this style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Hazy gold beer, small off white head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Spice. Sweet malts. Spicy dried fruits, turning tangy. Some heat, but not in proportion to it’s giant abv. Light semi dry finish. Spicy linger. Very similar tothe light toast, perhaps a touch more tangy. Overall this series is a disappointment, far too similar to each other and lacking much depth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8544) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle at ChrisO. Thanks to Kenny.... It pours oily gold with a small head. The nose is oily, sweet, orange, tangerine, dried fruits, toasty grain, booze and cereal. The taste is oily, hot, orange, warming, cereal, booze, apple, pear and dried fruits with a warming finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Boozy and punchy stuff. One of the better of the series.


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