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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (693) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
On tap at Little Delirium, Brussels. Black with a thick white top. Complex aroma of sweet fruitcake, grassy malt, coffee and liquorice. Taste initially malty, giving way to bittersweet intense coffee. Very long bitter finish - perhaps too much so for my tastes but I still really like this, despite it being so hard to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4499) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013

Appearance: Black color with a big creamy beige head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt, chocolate, fruity and some spices.
Palate: Thick oily body. Slightly sweet, and a rich bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Really complex flavor. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, fruity and spicy.
Overall impression: Powerful beer. But I prefer the older versions of this beer.
Personal stats: Bottle from net order at Systembolaget, Sweden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (1637) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Smak och doft av humle, malt, choklad, bränt socker, torkad frukt, kaffe. Med en trevlig bitterchoklad beska.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2920) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; almost black pour with creamy brown head, smokey alcohol aroma, bitter chocolate taste with a bit of smoke, some hop bite, liquorice, warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
On Tap, Brew Dog, Newcastle. Dark brooding looks with a reserved tan crown. Enticing nose of dark choc and dark fruits, alongside some coffee and xmas-cake notes. Similar themes unfolded flavour wise,...rich and luxuriant, with roast and hop bitterness merging to great effect. Gently warming booze hit. Great stuff, a top class christmas beer..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pyrmir (3352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
375 ml bottle. Aroma of coffee, chili, some bubblegum like notes. Dark sweet notes. Taste is dry with high bitterness. Chili notes, some very dark sugar notes, burnt, high and long bitterhet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevencon (448) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Thanks jbruner. Very dark black pour dark tan head. Boozy roast coconut and wood. Taste a bit astringent and effervescent. Finishes a bit sour like a porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2317) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Pours an opaque brownish-black from the bottle with thin tan cap of of lacy head, moderate lacing. Aroma of vanilla, coffee, a bit of booze and chocolate. Taste is all of that with a hint of astringency and spice. Solid bitter finish and bubbly on the tongue, good stuff, but a bit weird.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2013
Tap at BD. Black with tan head. Ashy roasty aroma with licorice and chocolate. Similar taste with some soapy hops. A little foamy and thin. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Black body with a dark tan head. Aroma is quite hoppy with a light nutty quality. The flavor is a hoppy porter. Bright and piney. Medium full body. Easy drinking.

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