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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Porter Brewed with Orange Zest.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2321) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - FEB 27, 2016
If I walked through a tub of this I’d get stuck it’s so damn thick. The smell reminds me of a lighter version George! Then again I’ve not have a dark Mikkeller beer in a long time. Big oily roast, nutty stuff with an almond hint, licorice, citrus is found best on the top of the glass. "She keeps nuts in her mouth like the bitch was a squirrel" Ice Cube. If this was 10% it might be undrinkable. Zip, citrus, close to pine, deep roast, more citrus that actually works, borderline burnt, juicy as it warms. Really fucking bitter and sharp after a long sit while slurping down the thin layer of liquid that’s coving up the rock sized sediment. The last sip was brutal to put back. Suffering is good for you.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1497) - CANADA - FEB 22, 2016
Appearance: near opaque black with some particulate, one fat finger of medium dense beige head, good retention and moderate lacing. (5/5) Aroma: orange zest, cocoa, liquorice, dark roasty malt. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter, light tart. (8/10) Palate: moderate slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter, tart, and warming finish. (4/5) Well, that’s more than a little weird, but not in a negative way. The citrus tones really are orange zest, with not even a suggestion of juice or pith. (I’m also more than a little convinced that the particulate is actually the orange zest itself.) The sweetness is actually less than it seems at first, and is really barely sufficient to offset the bitterness of both the hops and the orange peel, which build and become progressively more aggressive as the pint progresses. Well balanced with a mild ABV that manifests only as a mild warming towards the end. Not your typical beer, but well worth a try. (16/20)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (1759) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2016
How: bottle Appearance: dark brown, small tanned head. Aroma: citrus, rye bread, floral, stone fruits. Palate: medium body, average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IlGagario (115) - Modena, ITALY - FEB 18, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2016 In bottiglia. Colore rosso impenetrabile/marrone scuro, quasi nero, con riflessi cola, quasi violacei. Testa decente color crema di caffè/marrone, da soapy a cremosa, di ottima persistenza. Naso intenso di cioccolata, arancia e canditi, pungente e ossidato. Carbonazione media. Aroma di cioccolata amara e arancia, mediamente etilico, con note erbacee nettamente amare all’aroma di bocca. Marcata sensazione di ossidazione e di minerali, tendente allo smoked. Gusto amaro controbilanciato da note dolci citriche conferite dall’arancia. Corpo da soffice a medio. Alcool presente, ma disciplinato a mero rinforzo dei picchi citrici. Dopo beva lungo e tostato, a smorzare, poi pulito e balsamico. Tutta giocata su acuti, ma molto equilibrata, è una porter che punta sulla frutta fresca, piacevolmente alternativa come usuale da parte di Mikkeller. Mi è piaciuta. Grazie a Saverio e Cristina per il dono e la scoperta.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmctaster (35) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2016 Black with a dark brown (imperial stout) head. Aroma is roasted malt, citrus, and hops. Tasted citrus, roasted malts, and somthing I cannot figure out. Very complex and unique but goes down smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1939) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 4, 2016
butelka, warka do 15/04/17. Spora piana, ladna, szybko opada, ciemny braz piwa. aromaty intensywne: czekolada, jakies owoce w likierze, spora palonosc, sporo kawy, w tle faktycznie czuc ta skorke pomaranczy. w smaku slodkawe, kwaskowate w mily sposob, dosc lekkie, srednio wysycone, intensywna powtorka aromatow, sympatyczne posmaki dosc dlugie. Bardzo dobre.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (11709) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2016
33 cl. bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, oranges, bread and a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (4210) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Bouteille 15/04/17. Un liquide noir avec une mousse intense. Un nez de chocolat, levure danoise et un zest d’orange rappelant le Southern Comfort. Une bouche de café, amère, Triple Sec, pas trop mon genre, les oranges n’apportent rien.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2854) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2016
I thought this might end up being the second chocolate orange beer of the weekend but it really doesn’t drink like that. The orange really is zest and the chocolate takes a back seat to caramel and licorice. Really different.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6330) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Pitch black color. Huge size, thick brown head, stays. Massive copper, roast, milky and yeast in aroma. Deep roast, milky, bit papery, copper and metallic hops in taste. Heavy roast and metallic hops in aftertaste. Roast is rough. Little bit messy.


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