Porter - Mikkeller ApS
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4.2/5 rDev +0.7%
Poured into an imperial nonic a dark chocolate color with a tightly formed one finger deep beige head that settles into a frothy mass.A mix of chocolate,earthy roast,and fruit in the nose,a nice combo...the way an American-style porter should be.A mix of dark coffee roast and molasses-like sweetness on the palate with underlying dark fruit,alcohol, and bitter chocolate,a good mix of roast and mild sweetness.If it could be just a bit fuller in the feel the porter is off the charts,as is it's pretty damn good.
04-11-2012 20:20:37 | More by oberon
4.43/5 rDev +6.2%
A- jet black with Ruby near edges....nice mocha head...
S- roasted and toasted malts...cocoa and a malt sweetness...hint of hops towards the end...
T - Smokey, to chocolatety, espresso notes, ends figgy, fruity. Slightly sweet and Smokey.chalky. barely shows Abv .
O- GREAT. sessionable. Surprisingly light bodied. Great body smooth taste. Can't go wrong. Nothing totally insanely new with beer just a well made Porter.
10-10-2012 22:38:48 | More by Loot
4.03/5 rDev -3.4%
500ml bottle, with a simple, for Mikkeller, label, the only niggling detail being the mention of sugar in the expectedly basic ingredients list.
This beer pours a dark, shadowy abyss, broken only by a sliver of cherry cola basal highlights, with two beefy fingers of puffy, bubbly, thick chocolate milk head, which leaves a solid array of honeycomb lace around the glass as it evenly subsides. Seeexxxy!
It smells of bittersweet chalky baker's chocolate, waxy black licorice strands, lightly breaded caramel malt, a touch of more weighty toffee, coffee liqueur, ash, black musty fruit, some brighter citrus notes, and peppy leafy, herbal hops. The taste is lightly roasted caramel/toffee malt, dry mocha latte, a more muddled dark, fleshy fruitiness, laid-back herbal anise, soft orange vodka notes, and softly bitter leafy, earthy hops.
The carbonation is average, if a bit on the low side, the body medium-full in weight, and mostly smooth, a herbal liqueur edginess taking a small nip as its pound of flesh. It finishes on the sweet side, the chocolate, demure cafe au lait, and lingering bashed-up fruit running the table, until a final oneupmanship from the lingering bitter pine and citric hops.
A nicely boozy, in a restrained, say what? manner, chocolate and coffee on open display, and the hops, well the hops are everything you would expect for something with the 'American' prefix tacked on to the name - interfering, sure, but quite pleasingly so. The booze, on a final note, is not exactly low-key, but does its best to keep the damage to a minimum. Big, brash, and warm - a hug for when you didn't know you needed one.
01-30-2013 03:47:42 | More by biboergosum
3.9/5 rDev -6.5%
500ml. Sturdy black pour, nice layer of cream colored head. Sinks into the brew a bit to give that nice layered look. Laces just a bit.
Aroma, pretty earthy, some herbal/piney hops. Lesser roast and dark chocolate. Just a little hop forward for me.
Taste, earthy roast and hops. A little pine, roast, anise and chocolates mesh very well. A little tart red fruit in there. Finishes with a nice dark chocolate. The slight piney hop belch is produced from this.
Solid medium body. Carbonation is a tick higher than creamy, but it is close. Abv plenty well hidden. Normally I don't care for the hillier porters, though this is only slightly so, but this is pretty nice. Worth trying depending on the price point of Mikkeler in your area. It's a bit high here so probably a one and done for me.
10-28-2012 02:54:01 | More by Bung
4.03/5 rDev -3.4%
16.9 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with an inch frothy tan head. The head retention and lacing are both pretty good. The brew smells like roasted malt, anise, molasses, dark fruit, and some coffee and chocolate. It tastes like roasted malt, anise, dark fruit (mostly grapes), molasses, nuts and coffee. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and smooth and pretty easy to drink. I think it's a good overall porter, although I think it's fruitier than most porters I've had. I'd pick this one up again. $9.99 a bottle at Party Town.
05-11-2012 22:18:21 | More by bluejacket74
4/5 rDev -4.1%
A: The beer is essentially jet black in color. Just a slight trace of red is visible near the edge of the glass. It poured with a half finger high beige head.
S: There are moderate aromas of roasted malts in the nose. Notes of licorice also become evident as the beer warms up and eventually dominate the smell.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of roasted malt flavors along with notes of licorice.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an easy to drink and quite tasty porter, especially if you like the flavors of roasted malts but what a beer that is lighter in body than a stout.
10-06-2012 13:06:06 | More by metter98
4.28/5 rDev +2.6%
500 ml (1 pint 0.9 fl oz.) bottle, with no apparent bottled on or freshness date present. Found this at a local beer store, and having never tried it before, naturally I decided to get it. My second porter brewed by Mikkeller, the other being Mikkeller Fra Til Via (From To Via).
Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.
A - Pours two big creamy fingers of dark mocha colored froth on top of an opaque black body. Head thins to a tan ring around the edges of the glass.
S - Smell is of old ice brewed coffee, dark chocolate, and toasted malts. A floral hop aroma in there as well, but subtle. Smells like your typical nice American porter. Maybe a hint of chocolate covered cherries as it warms. Trace amount of booze. A fairly tame, unexciting aroma.
T - Remarkably smooth and creamy, and more full-bodied than a lot of American porters, which I enjoy. Creamy iced coffee roast isn't bitter, toasted malts aren't overdone. Milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee beans, lactose. I could see this being a great breakfast beer. But my god this beer is so creamy and chocolatey and roasty, it's a thing of beauty.
M - Mouthfeel is exceptionally creamy & smooth; goes down way easy for being an 8.00% abv beer. Alcohol is very well hidden, and the carbonation is perfect.
Overall, an outstanding American porter from Mikkeller, in my humble opinion. I would definitely buy more of this if it was more readily available and not as expensive. Definitely a beer I would drink again.
Mikkeller Porter ---4.5/5
08-20-2013 00:58:07 | More by mfnmbvp
4.38/5 rDev +5%
From a 500 ml brown bottle. Pours out a heavy, dense, seemingly oppressive pitch black shade, nearly ominous for what it's worth. For a Porter it looks like one hell of a Stout! No dark brown here, this is light impermeable black. Quick splash of loose tan head that retreats to a ring around the top of the beer.
Toasty, roasty, nutty malt on the nose, prevalent coffee and some mild cocoa.
Toasty, roasty malt up front, molasses, soft milk chocolate, cafe au lait, with a healthy kick of herbal, citrusy hops on the finish. Toasty, nutty character lingers on into the aftertaste along with grapefruit rinds. Once it warms the alcohol warmth really starts to blossom.
Mouthfeel is on the fuller end of the spectrum, not quite as heavy or dense as the appearance hints at. Texture is somewhat sticky yet also a bit thin, while carbonation is minimal.
It works, whatever it is, this American Porter was incredibly enjoyable to drink, and was pleasantly balanced for a Mikkeller offering--everything in its place and no particular aspect trying to steal the show or overwhelm. A total winner, I hope to snap up some more.
04-10-2013 06:01:45 | More by IronDjinn
4.03/5 rDev -3.4%
Drank from my Murphys Pint nonic glass.
A - Pours Black as Black mwith a two fingered tanned head that reduces quickly to a film.
S - Very chcolatey with toffee, caramel and a hint of expresso.
T - Nice craamy vanilla followed by dark cocoa. The finish is prolonged toffee and a little coffee.
M - Full mouthfeel and low carbonation.
O - HArd to find a better Porter than this. Its full flavoured and well balanced.
04-08-2012 15:15:42 | More by eric5bellies
Porter from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.