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

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

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5266) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
On tap at the beer temple. Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of coffee. Chewy. Great

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolas510 (632) - SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2013
Väldigt Mycket Kaffe och Mörk choklad både i doft och smak! !! Köp några flaskor och lagra dom!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (654) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2013
Flaske fra systembolagets bestillingsutvalg. Svart farge.tykk brun skumtopp. En utrolig pen øl. Smaker kaffe, lakris, olivertvist,roast, malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (1980) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2013
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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz (710) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2013
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2411) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a beige head. Spicy aroma. Spicy and some tart flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berntholer (921) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2013
quite dense mocha coloured head that disappears slowly with foam head and lacing. aroma of espresso, hop resin. taste of coffee, bitter, hop with a long aftertaste of liquorice. bottle 75 cl @ kerstbierenfestival 2012 / notes from backlog

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3882) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Aroma is yeast, dark malts, berries and a small hint of astringency. The flavor is dark/earthy malts, mild heat, fruit and a mix of mild hoppiness and acidity in the finish.


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