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Mikkeller X-mas Porter 2011 Til Fra Via (To From Via)

 (RETIRED)
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99
92
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En porter brygget pĺ: vand, malt, ristet byg, mřrk cassonadesukker, humle, krydderier og gćr.


sir__v's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (1465) - Lille, - JAN 27, 2013
Color: dark black beer with nice brown head. Smell: malt, caramel, roasted bread. Taste: malt, roasted rye. Aftertaste: caramel and roasted malt.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2767) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2016
February 8, 2016. Bottle, as Til Fra Via so I assume it’s this version, best before August 27, 2019.
Black with a large, fizzy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, licorice, hints of ash, some spices with cloves, cocoa, dark bread and leather. Taste is light to medium sweet, roasted bitterness, light spicy with a dry note. Finish is roasted with some licorice, dry cocoa and clove notes, some earthy leather notes, hints of coffee. Medium bodied, creamy texture with a dry finish, soft carbonation.
Quite good, roasted and spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (603) - HUNGARY - DEC 22, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2015 Füstös karácsonyi porter a Mikkellertől, mely küllemében és leírásában ünnepi jellemvonásokat rejt, aromájában azonban leginkább az égetett, hamus, szivarfüstös jegyeket hordozza, míg ízében egyszerre jut hely a pirított, étcsokoládés és földes, autentikus porter-hangulatoknak, valamint a komlós lecsengésű, virágszáras, hosszan elnyúló kesernyét biztosító zárásnak. A megszokott téli összetevők kevésbé, ugyanakkor egy hidegebb estéhez dukáló, pörkölt aromákkal feldíszített szerkezet remekül kirajzolódik kortyolása közben.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oelbas (255) - DENMARK - DEC 20, 2015
Meget mørk rødbrun med groft forholdsvist kortvarigt brunt skum. Duft af mørk malt med en antydning af stjerneanis. Tydelige gardiner i glasset og en tør men fyldig smag, domineret af mørk mat og bitterhed herfra. Eftersmagen er tør og bitter. En fremragende stærk porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3976) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2015
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 8/29/2019. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, smoke, char, tobacco, leather, wood, pepper, light dark fruit/licorice, and herbal/roast/smokey earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready/smokey malt and moderate earthy hop/spice notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, smoke, char, tobacco, leather, wood, pepper, light dark fruit/licorice, and herbal/roast/smokey earthiness. Moderate herbal/roasted/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, smoke, char, tobacco, leather, and herbal/roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready/smokey malt and moderate earthy hop/spice flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and bready/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent spiced Baltic porter. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready/smokey malt and moderate earthy hop/spice flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (2463) - NORWAY - NOV 27, 2015
Backlog. At Mi2 at Cardinal 08.04.13. Dark brown. Brown head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste of dark chocolate and coffee, with some bitterness. Long, bitter and well-balanced aftertaste. Perhaps slightly too carbonated. High drinkability!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (4107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Not sure if it’s this version, but the label clearly says "Til - Fra - via" in that order, but it’s a 33cl bottle ant the Best Before date is 27/08/19. Black pour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, bread, chocolate, caramel, molasses and spices. Flavor is quite bitter, roasty, creamy, some caramel and with a huge body, especially for 8% ABV. Smooth and well drinkable. Lovely brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (16281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Keg at Archea - Florence. Deep black-brown with a creamy brown head. Lots of hard roast in the nose, iodine, baking cocoa. Medium sweet flavorbwith dominant bitter dark chocolate, some bent plastic, burnt meat, charred wood, earth, burnt toffee. Full bodied, somewhat chewy, with fine carbonation. Sticky and lightly warming on the finish with some more char character - wood, plastic, earth - and more chocolate. A little too sugary at points, and also a little harsh with the chat. So so on the whole.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2831) - NORWAY - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle. Black body with a big light brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast, licorice. Strong coffee and cocoa taste, earthy spices, finish with dark fruits. Massive body. A complex and robust porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (1567) - CROATIA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours black with huge brown head. Chocolate malty roasted aroma and flavor. Sweet with some bitterness. Some coffee. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (9508) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2015
750 ml bottle. #201121. BB 30/08/15. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Black colour with a big dark tan head. Chocolate, cocoa beans, mildly roasted malt, sweetness and hoppy bitterness in a strong aroma. The flavour is roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, mild vanilla sweetness, mild hoppy bitterness and mild spices. Quite nice. Surprisingly drinkable for a 8% porter.


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