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Mikkeller X-mas Porter 2012 Fra Til Via (From To Via)

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3544) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 15, 2013
Pitch black, lasting dark brown head, beautiful. Chocolate, thick, coffee, Ash, tobacco. Medium bitter, thick creamy chocolate body, herbal ending. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. Good full body. Very nice. (75cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5lickv1c (112) - DENMARK - DEC 15, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 One year old on tap at mikkeller and friends. Good aromas of coffee, chocolate and sweet almonds. Very full bodied beer with a nice sweetness and a lot of complex flavors. Much superior to this years version on bottle but that is of course to be expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Melker (206) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2013
Almost black beer with a nice mocha head. Plain milk chocolate aroma, maybe just a little bit roasted and some christmas spices but not much at all. Dry taste, ends with some sourness. Medium/thin body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KennethArd (235) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2013
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, and smoke. Black with very large, long lasting, creamy brown head. Tastes like chewing a very dark piece of chocolate while you smoke a cigar. I would prefer some more sweetness and creaminess. Medium body with soft carbonation and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen
Pitch black color with small brownish head. Mild aroma, some roasted malt and some aniseed. The mouthfeel is leaner and drier than expected; roasted malt flavor, roasted almonds, some ashed, light touch of dark chocolate, strong bitterness, a bit spicy.
Not impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fancy_Clown (15) - London, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Earthy and spicy on the nose, coffee undertones. Jet black with a tan head, looks like night. Bitter coffee flavor initially which gives way to a smooth dryness. Vegetal tones. Weird taste, but pleasant. Coffee aftertaste that lingers long after a mouthful. Smooth and slightly thick palate. Overall a very good and unique beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (3131) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle Pours black , big grey foam Smell is like a typical porter Taste is soft , very roasted malts , some bitterness , some swetness , bit metallic . Ok ? Yet nothing special . Bit metallic .

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
aeste (8) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
Dark beer, but oily, brown-whitysh head. Tast is somwhat salty and reminds me of medicine... Not sure if I like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (5128) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
Tap @ Beer Temple, medium sample. Dark color, medium creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, slight fruity, biscuit and cookie. Thick body. Strong flavor with chocolate and biscuit again. Wonderful beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4357) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
Tap at the Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy off-white head. The aroma is rich red berry fruit which really pushed everything else aside. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a big liqourice, spicy pepper palate. I could drink this all night long ... In my dreams of course :-)

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