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Mikkeller ...Zest Please!

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Copenhagen, Denmark

bottled
common

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available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Porter Brewed with Orange Zest.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4452) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with excellent retention recedes to hug rim. Dark, dusty hot chocolate aromas. Thick with soy and licorice upfront turning to mild orange citrus before the lasting earthy espresso finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3321) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours basically black with a small, but well retained head and lots of lacing on the glass.
The aroma is just awesome. Itís pungent and chocolaty with some nice fruity hops & mild light coffee. It has a sort of chocolate on orange peel thing if youíre looking for it, but otherwise it just smells like a really rich & hoppy porter.

The flavor is very dominated by a very dark roasted malt character. Itís lightly sweet and on the mid to high range of bitterness. The hops I had alluded to in the aroma are pretty muted here in the flavor. Itís got chocolate & coffee flavors with a lightest hint of orange zest citrus character. The little bit goes a long way though. This is an enjoyable beer for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10798) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate roasted dark malt and citrus aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is the very good brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JStax (3073) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle shared by drsilverworm. Thanks! Pours a near black with no head. The aroma is astringent bitterness, I guess from the orange zest. They probably got too far below the surface. The taste is heavy astringent bitterness and some roasty qualities. I couldnít take it. Oddly high carbonation. Glad the others tasting liked it. They got to finish mine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
11.2oz bottle, from Party Source. It was like $5, I think. Bottle actually has a best by date on the back, pretty amazing... Probably the first Mikkeller import bottle Iíve seen that had a best by date. 3/04/15. Dark brown color. Kind of clear, if you squint. Slight red hue. Thin brown head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Good roast, dark chocolate, some coffee. I get some yuzu citrus notes, I think, in the finish. Kind of zesty. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Light sweet. Some nice coffee roast in the finish. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation, lightly soft. More dry finish... Friends are saying astringent. Light tart taste. Friends arenít crazy about this, but I canít help but like this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1851) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle at hessin house with lamont... pours black...pitch black pour with brown head. Sweet chocolate coffe....just awesome

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5536) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2014
33cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2013, with orange zest, thx alot to Jacob for bringing this over!, complex Porter, roasted/malty/sweet and slightly fruity/bitter, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (1978) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
330ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 02-06-2014.
In short: a hot porter.
Pours black with nice tan head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Roasty, spicy, liquor aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste follows the nose, some hot flavours. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1461) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
With Zach and Brandon watching the same soccer game. Pours a dark black pour with a small head. Nose is chocolate and orange , citrusy and sweet. Taste is deep and rich orange , with some bittersweet chocolate. Finishes on the orange notes. Quaff Score 7 / 10

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1412) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours black with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt and citrusy fruits. Taste has tons of citrus and orange, with roasted malt and chocolate tones, and orange, fruits into the finish. Unique and flavorful porter, all chocolate orange


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