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Mikkeller Forêt De Tronçais (Light Toasted) - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  19.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: Thehuntmaster on 12-24-2013)
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Reviews by larryi86:
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4.06/5  rDev -1%
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.

larryi86, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

GRG1313, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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.

cindyjeffsmith, Sep 01, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +2%
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!

BEERchitect, Jun 22, 2014
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tom10101, Jan 05, 2014
Mikkeller Forêt De Tronçais (Light Toasted) from Mikkeller ApS
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.