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

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

anchr's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
anchr (18) - Trondheim, - MAY 28, 2010
Lots of taste of alcohol compared to the nominal 8% abv, and it might be that the body of the imp porter does not balance the alcohol. Lots of hops aroma. The spices stay in the background. It has too much burnt and dark tastes, but too little sweetness and body to counteract it. The head was brownish and rather fizzy, so the bottle might simply have been over the top. However, it was bottled 7 months ago according to the label, so it is hard to believe. The beer was interesting enough, but not quite the level that I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
drpimento (2896) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2015
I can tell where they were going with this one, unfortunately for me, I got the bottle to late to get there. The beer is starting to go sour ( I bought several as Christmas gifts too :( ) The flavors of the beer couple with its turning don’t work well together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, liquorice, coffee, light spices, taste is similar, roasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LomYst (758) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2015
sick pure chocolat, some espresso, oak, heavy roasted malts, spices go missing on me a bit... véry bitter and intense big body soft lingering carbs and a long roasted malty finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4163) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (4118) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
AdamChandler (4239) - 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.

   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..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (2516) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (10323) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 14, 2013
Bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel and licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McDear (39) - 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.

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