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Mikkeller Forêt De Tronçais (Light Toasted) - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 15
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: n/a
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  19.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Thehuntmaster on 12-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 15
Reviews by larryi86:
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4.07/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375 ml bottle poured into a teku

A- A slightly hazy amber/brown with two finger off-whtie head.

S- Somewhat boozy, caramel malts, oak, vanilla, dark fruits.

T- Sweet, not too boozy, cherries, dark fruits, some vanilla, some caramel and toffee, oak, some herbal notes, some citrus.

M- Smooth for 19.3% ABV, full body, somewhat syrupy.

O- Good price for a nice, enjoyable high ABV beer. Great complexity, really has me wanting to try the rest of the series. If this was a little less sweet I would rate this higher, but still worth picking up. (546 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.75/5  rDev n/a

appearance: Dark Golden, very clear. A surprisingly thick tan-reddish head on the pour.
smell: Big decadent nose. Full of dark fruit, toasted bread, masculine vanilla.
taste: Big and decadent like the nose. Dark fruit, bread, sweet. Like a fine Port.
overall: Dangerously drinkable. Believe it or not, the alcohol is incredibly well hidden. Wow, an unexpected find. Amazing brew. (381 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.95/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12.7 fl oz. green glass bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Finally got my hands on this French Oak Barrel Series from Mikkeller, this one my inaugural voyage into the series. A behemoth of a beer with a massive 19.30% abv that is more than likely destined to doom me. More awesome minimalist label art from Keith Shore. Not entirely sure what to expect here.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a semi-thick caramel orange body with just over a finger of creamy off-white head with decent retention, especially considering the high abv. Sticky scattered webbed lacing, and a bit of chunky sediment visible at the bottom of the glass. Looks nice, but you would never know this was the monster it is just by looking at it.

S - A complex and intricate aroma - sweetened earthy barrel character, subtle vanilla, caramel sweetness, candied raisins, plums, dates, earthy mustiness, crisp citrusy green apples, & hot boozy alcohol fumes.

T - The taste follows the nose: huge caramel malt sweetness, green apple, candied raisins, plums, dates.

M - The feel is thick & heavy. Full-bodied and weighty. Good low down carbonation. Syrupy and sweet. Warming alcohol on the finish, but not what I would call hot or boozy, despite the monstrous abv. Definitely one hell of a slow sipper.

Overall, a massive transcendental beer drinking experience from Mikkeller. Super glad to finally have gotten hold of this series. Drinks more like a fine port or wine than it does your typical craft beer. Highly recommended drinking.

Mikkeller Forêt De Tronçais (Light Toasted) -----4/5. (1,605 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

How can both finesse wood and fruit esters live together in such strong and powerful brashness? The truth is that they shouldn't. But it takes a masterful blend of both ale and wood to make this type of taste work so well, and that's how the taste of this deccadent ale transpires.

Foret de Troncais (light toast) is a succulent and sweet taste that's firmly rooted in "raki" honey liquor. But with a firm biscuit, thin caramels, and dried dark fruit character, the ale's praline sweetness commands the early palate with ease.

Trekking onward, its full body coats the tongue with savory baking bread, mild toast, vanilla, cinnamon and cedar. Its bready-sweet body is characteristically of bread pudding, but with strong cognac character as it unfolds with an herbal array of herb, citrus and sun tea.

Firm in body, the beer's heavy spice resonates with candied tobacco, fragrant cedar, and lemony sassafras while any semblance of dryness is sought out with herbal, earth and semi-cloying weight.

It's really no surprise that much of its language is of spirits and wine as this series of ale exceeds that of common beer. Its much more complex than that. Underneath its port-like viscosity and its brandy legging, its appearance is a precursor of what's to come. Simply put, this beer doesn't just pair well with after dinner accompaniments; it replaces them entirely! (1,370 characters)

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poupae
3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of jzlyo
3.67/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is caramel, pale malts and medium sweetness. The flavor is caramel toffee, medium/slightly cloying, a hint of earthiness and a strong warming alcohol finish. (163 characters)

Photo of afsdan
4.44/5  rDev n/a

Photo of ajs4bd
4.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Casey3236
4.35/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of d_kizzle
4.65/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev n/a

Mikkeller Forêt De Tronçais (Light Toasted) from Mikkeller ApS
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