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Til Fra (To From) - Mikkeller ApS

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73 Ratings

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mikesgroove on 11-22-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malt (pale, cara-crystal, pale chocolate and chocolate), unmalted oats, dark cassonade, hops (Centennial and Cascade), spices (star anise, cinnamon, clove and coriander) and yeast.
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3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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1.75/5  rDev -51%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of Chico1985
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Love the label on this one, gift tags are overrated...

Black pour, thick brown head, this easily could be mistaken for an imperial stout by the appearance. Patchy cap left behind, great retention and lace.

Nose brings roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, spices, pine. Very little sweetness and a decent Christmasy feel to it.

Taste follows mostly. Malts are definitely roast-forward with some smokiness and char there as well, some dark chocolate and coffee, bread, maybe some dark fruit as well. Spices are pretty noticeable, maybe a tad strong but fine here. Clove definitely sticks out with perhaps some cinnamon.

Mouthfeel is slick and somewhat thin-feeling considering the bold flavors, but considering this is actually a porter it's understandable. Medium-low carbonation, some booze, a bit of a sipper.

One glass is probably enough for me, but a good holiday beer that's bold in malts and spices. Kinda like their Santa's Little Helper, but in baltic porter form. A nice one to split on a cold eve.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Generous gift from my good friends at Boo's in Columbus Ga (thanks much Chris).
appearance: Beautiful opaque brown with some ruby highlights. Huge fluffy mocha head that leaves swaths of lacing.
smell: Dark cocoa and spice. Quite dry.
taste: Mostly dry with a hint of sweetness. again, dark cocoa and spices.
overall: Another very interesting beer from Mikkeller. Keep experimenting guys.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It took me some time to find this beer on the site, but after looking at all of the variants, I'm confident the bottle I have is indeed this listing. Brought to me from France - thanks Pauline! Brown glass bottle with foiled-over standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Best before date is 30/08/15. Reviewed live.

Expectations are high; Mikkeller is me favourite brewery.

Served cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger beautiful tan colour head of excellent cream, fantastic thickness, and great retention for the high ABV (~4-5 minutes). Body colour is a solid nontransparent black. Quite appealing.

Sm: Light smoke, dark malts, roast, cream, and hints of coffee and chocolate. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Dark malts form the foundation alongside roasted barley, with hints of chocolate, cream, caramelized malt, nuts,molasses, spices (cinnamon) and some hints of smoke or even bourbon. Tasty and balanced. Built pretty well. Not unique or special, but certainly pleasant and enjoyable for the style. I do like it.

Mf: Creamy, smooth, wet, and thick. Apt for the style but not horribly impressive. Complements the flavours decently.

Dr: Very drinkable for the high ABV - which it itself well hidden. Another good dark beer from Mikkeller. I won't actively look for it on-draught, but if I found it I'd give it a go.

Might age well.

Would pair well with smoked fish/meat or chocolate.

High B-

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2/5  rDev -44%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Armsby Abbey Ho-Ho Belgian Christmas.

Dark creamy smaller head, dark molasses colored looking beer with hints of ruby light.

Nose is typical baltic porter, dark roasty bitter charred malts, hint of very dark choc, black patent malt, light earthy hops.

Taste big bold, dark malts, dry bitter charred malts roasted, little scorched, hint of nutty malts and light spices, caramel, light clove and cinnamon like spices, heavy, hint of booze, finishes bitter and roasty, more sticky syrupy feel, bit of booze and hint of choc, dry light woody ester taste late.

Mouth is heavier full bodied, rich, decent carb, warming booze.

Overall nice baltic porter with hints of spices, light booze, nice roast that barely starts to get briny burnt, nice bitterness and hint of hops. It has its good and bad points, fairly typical but not the best in show.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours dark dark brown with a light tan, one fingered head. Good lacing.

S - a really light smellkind of a light fruity smell to me. Some wood as well.

T - taste is fruity and malty. Not a whole lot of complexity to this. I don't get a lot out of it.

M - medium to heavy bodied with light carbonation.

O - its not bad but not a great example of a Baltic porter.

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4.8/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From notes:

Pours pitch black and completely opaque without even a slight trace of lighter color when held to a light source and a massive three finger frothy mocha colored head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with large chunks of soapy lacing.

Roasted mal aroma with lots of spicy notes and roasty chocolate. Hints of peppermint, pepper and cinnamon as well as some toast, coffee bean, toffee and oatmeal in the nose. That unpleasant medicinal cough syrup presence that often appears in holiday beers is absent. This beer smells amazing!

Wonderful chewy full body with lots of different flavors bouncing off of one another. Roasted chocolate maltiness with silky lactic creaminess as well as plenty of peppery spice. I'm picking up a lot of peppermint and cinnamon which add a decent balance to the roasted coffee, oatmeal and toffee notes. This beer is extremely well balanced with some subtle dark fruit notes thrown in there as well. The ABV is very well masked making this beer extremely quaffable. Excellent and highly recommended!

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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

75 cl bottel had this at the 16th christmas beerfestival 2010 in essen belgium

Pours an opaque black color with a thin brown head. Nice aroma of spices with dark, roasted malt and chocolate. Good flavor of chocolate, dark roasted malt and spices. The body is medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation. This is an interesting porter with christmasy spices added to it, nice!

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Til Fra (To From) from Mikkeller ApS
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