aeste (8) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Dark beer, but oily, brown-whitysh head. Tast is somwhat salty and reminds me of medicine... Not sure if I like it.
caesar (4623) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
jmgreenuk (3260) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 :-)
deanso (4502) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the beer temple.
Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of coffee. Chewy. Great
SnakeTown (410) - SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Väldigt Mycket Kaffe och Mörk choklad både i doft och smak! !! Köp några flaskor och lagra dom!
patricks110 (1554) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gently pouring this into a glass I am met with some of the most absurdly foamy, whipped head making it quite difficult to salvage a decent pour. After settling down a bit, Fra Til coats the glass with a ton of outrageous mocha coloured lacing. The body is an entirely opaque ebony black with a dying head of dark tan. Giving the glass a swirl, a solid stream of bubbles poke their way through the now thin cap of appetizing tan head. The first scent off the nose I get is a seriously intense roasted malt with huge chocolate and espresso notes. A hint of woody smoke, with a light spice blend including subtle scent of anise and gingerbread. The aroma is so appetizing and enticing with the warmth of a true Christmas ale.
Like a Baltic Porter or Imperial Porter should have, Fra Til has alot of sweetness and a syrupy mouthfeel throughout. A strong roasted malt character with pronounced anise, vanilla and a solid amount of a smoked malt blends well with a brown sugar and its accompanying sweetness. The spice notes are somewhat lost in the mix with a rather fervent smoke and ash flavour that drys the palate out towards the finish. The finish is rather sweet at first but a slow astrigency drys the palate and leaves a robust roast and smoked malt in the back of my mouth. This is an absurdly well crafted Baltic Porter with a unique Mikkeller twist; the robust smoked malts as well as the anise and gingerbread spices. That being said the sweetness and syrupy dark malts are spot on stylistically.
Simonsen (509) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske fra systembolagets bestillingsutvalg. Svart farge.tykk brun skumtopp. En utrolig pen øl.
Smaker kaffe, lakris, olivertvist,roast, malt.
esp0r (1716) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet Black, thick brown head. Smells of coffee, roast, muscavo sugar and liquorice. Moderate sweet, roast, toast, coffee, spices, hint of Chili. Medium bitter, coffee bitter
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Very deep brown colour with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, alcohol, mild berries and some toffee to it. Flavour is roast, coffee, toffee, caramel, some mild spices as well as berries. Also a bit ashy in the finish.
bmerz (655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nearly opaque dark brown beer with brown partially lasting head. The aromas is of cough syrup, cherries, licorice, spruce, pine, roasted malt. The flavor is like chewing on a spruce tree with a fire nearby. It’s not that sweet and is very bitter. Feel is astringent and tannic after fairly thick and lively start. Super awesome.