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Fra Via Til (From Via To) - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GbVDave on 12-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Introduced in December 2010.
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this beauty on-tap @ The Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY.

Pour is a deep, dark, chocolate brown/black. Nice foam; not to little, not too much. It's a beautiful site. The anticipation is mounting.

It smells fantastic. Matly, earthy, sweet, smokey, rich, and intense. It's everything you could want from a porter/stout. The anticipation is unbareable. Time for a taste.

Mmmmm. Tastey. Thick and sweet. Huge malt flavor, but nothing overwhelming. It's a fantastic balance.

My apologies for not being descriptive enough, but this beer is phenomenal. One taste and you will understand that it needs no introduction.

Sip and enjoy.

Photo of NateMac13
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of GbVDave
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a synthetic corked and caged 750ml bottle into two St. Bernardus goblets. Thanks to HollyAnn for the assist!

Back label code: 7501008

A: Pours jet black with possibly the lovliest looking layer of dense, mocha-colored meringue that I've ever seen on a beer. It tops out at about 2-3 fingers before slowly melting down to a 1/4 finger that manages to stick around 'till the end and leaves lacey rings all the way down the inside of the glass.

S: Big nose full of smoke. Smoked malt and campfire smoke. Fire roasted peppers. Big, piney hops and a hint of anise with bitter dark chocolate and espresso.

T: Exactly as above. Cherry wood smoked malt, peppers, and campfire become stronger as it warms...as does an excellent fudge flavor.

M: Oddly enough, I felt that this actually got slightly thinner as it came up to temp. Loads of dry and smoky malt, bitter oily hops, and astringent espresso. Finishes spicy and tingly.

D: Well, Mikkeller crushes another porter. Texas Ranger whetted my appetite for spicy and peppery porters and this was exactly what I was looking for on this cold and slightly snowy early winter Chicago day.

Photo of duracell
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2010 Vintage. 750mL into a tulip glass.
A - Pitch black, rocky brown head with good retention and nice lacing.
S - Dark chocolate, very fruity (raspberries, blackberries) and spicy (clove, cinnamon).
T - Lots of roasted and chocolaty character to it. Some spices.
M - Amazing creamy mouthfeel, showing up the oat added to it. Alcohol and hop seem to have mellowed with time.
O - Perfectly balanced and delicious beer. Another amazing brew from Mikkeller which aged very well, though it was kept at room temperature.

Photo of Gehrig
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the outstanding Blind Pig in Champaign. Two lush mocha fingers of froth top a black body with black cherry trim; very good duration and lacing. Nice, roasted malt nose; smoky, with plenty of caramel, chocolate, coffee, and cherry.

Lovely taste; loads of chocolate and coffee malt, ample fruit, especially cherry. It's sweet and smoky all in one. Plenty of espresso flavor in the second half, and a bit of tobacco. Delicious. Good texture, but a little thin as it warms. Still, a good mouthfeel--smooth, a little hop grit, and easy on the palate.

This is the first offering I've had from Mikkeller, and I am certainly impressed. It won't be the last from this Danish brewery that I enjoy. This porter is excellent, smooth, robust in flavor, and very accessible.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WildTurkey
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle to snifter. Merry Christmas!!!

A: Pitch black and thick looking. Super thick and frothy tan head. Very creamy.

S: Lots of coffee, smoky black malts. A little sweetness. Some dark fruit like plum.

T: Big smoke flavored malt. Some bitterness and some sweetness. Dark fruit like plum and raisin. Fairly rich flavors.

M: Medium to full body. Some carbonation and some dryness. Coats the mouth well. Smooth.

D: Very nice. Great holiday beer.

Photo of ngeunit1
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, roasted coffee, black licorice, molasses, vanilla, and a bit of booze.

T - Dark chocolate and a bit of caramel malts, a hint of dark fruit, some roasted coffee, some earthy and citrus hops, candi sugars, black licorice, vanilla, a bit of smoke, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, roasted, and warming finish.

D - Nicely balanced Baltic Porter. Good body and mouthfeel.

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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm thinkin this is the right beer. My bottle says "To" on the first line, "From", on the second line, and "via Mikkeller" on the third line. Pours a thick black color with an extremely large mocha-colored head that goes down slowly. Scent is a nice combo of winter spices and dark chocolate. Nice coffee aromas as well. Some ginger and cinnamon come through nicely as this beer warms up. Just a bit of hop character. Taste is initially roasted coffee with some bitter hop flavors. Then I get nutty, dark chocolate flavors with burnt tobacco as well. Very roasty and a bit bitter, but not overly bitter. Definite ginger. Nice, espresso-like finish with a somewhat warming sensation. Mouthfeel is smooth, velvety, creamy. Chewy finish. Drinkability is fairly high. This is a nice winter/holiday beer that just enhances as it warms up a bit. Very tasty.

Photo of superspak
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml C&C bottle with gold foil into snifter, 2010 bottle(I think). Pours pitch black color with an impressive 3 finger dense tan head with insane retention that reduces to a nice cap that lasts forever. Tons of nice soapy lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of huge orange, grapefruit, pine, floral, and spicy hops; with some roasted malt, caramel, light fruits, chocolate, and apple. Super hoppy aromas here, not what I was expecting at all. Taste of huge dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, smoke, coffee, molasses, citrus, pine, and spiciness. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of big dark chocolate, caramel, smoke, and coffee on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and lush mouthfeel. Alcohol is pretty much invisible, hardly any warming after the finish. Overall this is an interesting and tasty Baltic porter with huge robust flavor and easy drinking.

Photo of brotherloco
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A serious thick mocha head on this one. It hangs out and makes for a lovely looking pour.

Nose is fairly light, sweet and smokey malt, some chocolate and caramel and bright hops. Turns out the flavor is stronger, especially on the roasted side. Really nice mix of sweet creamy malt and light spices. Lingering finish with roasted bitterness. Very drinkable.

I don't think I've had a holiday beer before that's slotted so well in the porter style. This one is good.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my brother for sharing this bottle with me.

The beer pours a hazy brown color with a tan head. The aroma is pretty good. I get a lot of roasted malt and chocolate, but there is something hidden in the aroma that hits me a little bit wrong. Still, the overall aroma is very nice but not as good as it could be.

The flavor is classic porter. I get a lot of chocolate and roasted malt. Even with all of the malt, the beer is very dry and a little bit chalky tasting. I don't get any spices in the flavor, but the flavors I do get are nice and make this a good beer.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Another strong effort from Mikkeller. Glad I got to try this one.

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Fra Via Til (From Via To) from Mikkeller ApS
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