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Mikkeller X-mas Porter 2008 Fra Til (From To)

 (RETIRED)
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98
88
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English: The second Christmas porter from Mikkeller. A spiced porter with fine malt background and lovely hop aroma and flavor. The label is designed as a ‘From To’ card – fill in the names and put the bottle under the Christmas tree. The perfect gift for the lazy man/woman…!
Ingredients : Water, malt (pale, smoked, cara-crystal, brown and chocolate), roasted barley, dark cassonade, hops (amarillo, saaz and cascade), spices (star anise, clove, cinnamon and coriander seeds) and yeast.

Danish: En porter brygget på vand, malt (pale, smoked, cara-crystal, brown og chocolate), ristet byg, mørk cassonade, humle (amarillo, saaz og cascade), krydderier (stjerneanis, nellike, kanel og korianderfrø) og gær.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2085) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Christmas porter brewed by Mikkeller in Belgium in 2008. Darkish yellow beige head, black colour. Aroma of coffee, cacao powder, cinnamon, brown sugar, candied dates, tobacco. Intense, deep taste, sweetish onset, then heavily chocolatey malty, mouth-filling, strong roasted bitterness, long finish. I wouldn’t mind receiving this as a Christmas gift.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 31.12.2013, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Nice brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet, licorice, dark malts, dark sugar, dark berries, butterscotch, hints of coffee. Taste is slightly watery and sour-ish, dark malts, sour coffee, licorice, burnt caramel, ashtray, grass, butterscotch, dark berries. Medium bitterness, a little thin body. Nice enough, even though it’s 5 years old.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
pours totally flat. smells like a tawny port taste, totally flat. taste is sweet and like cheap candies.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Shared at bottle tasting.. Held on to this one too long. Turned out flat..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (1603) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
Thanks to koelschtrinker! Pours a pitch black/brown with a deep tan head that goes to a skim. Smell is spice, licorice, molasses, slight smoke. Taste is molasses, a bit of hops, some hop bite, ends with tart fruitiness and roastiness. Medium body, low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5944) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 14, 2013
Bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel and licorice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McDear (33) - Napoli, ITALY - MAR 9, 2013
Una imperial stout veramente tosta. Nera totale con schiuma molto persistente, aroma di cioccolato e spezie, al palato sentore di cioccolata, caffè e liquirizia, retogusto di china. Una birra certamente impegnativa in perfetto abbinamento a carne arrosto e verdure stufate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6276) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2013
75 cl bottle. Bottled on 02.09.2008. BBE 02.09.2012.
This one’s turned into soy sauce, lots of salty licorice on the nose and taste, alcohol comes through a bit. Some bourbon and wood notes on the taste as well. The little carbonation it once had is now completely gone. The spices are somewhat more disturbing because of that. Very oily thick texture. Feels like a lighter version of Black. Some quite interesting development has occurred here, but sadly slightly to the worse, I’d say. (Rating 3.4)
75 cl bottle. Bottled on 02.09.2008. BBE 02.09.2012.
Originally rated on 20091124.
Pours dark brown color with a medium sized head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, some licorice notes and caramel. Flavor of roasted malts, caramel, licorice and cocoa. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6129) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2013
Rich, fruity aroma. Coffee and grain flavour. Seriously good stuff. Rich, creamy, chocolate, leading into tar and wood, but not rally crossing over. Complex yet very likeable.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - JAN 20, 2013
09.01.13. Bottle. Large brown foam. Black beer. Crazy aroma; liquorice, vanilla and all kinds of other stuff. The anis is noticeable once I read the label. The aroma is nice. Taste is bitter, some herbs, wee bit smokey. Low carbonation and quite creamy mouthfeel. Aftertaste is very dark, burnt coffee and long.

Interesting, challenging beer. I think I would rather have a porter without all the extra stuff in it.


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