Porter - Mikkeller ApS
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4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
Black/very dark brown pour, two finger light brown head. Really great retention, lots of tracing.
Rich porter smell: nice rich roasted malts, dark chocolate, macchiato coffee, with hints of smoke, licorice, dark fruit esters and a touch of green leafy hops.
Lots of juiciness in the initial sip, zesty and quite sour, mix of oranges, figs and plums, getting covered by heavily roasted malts, very dark cooking chocolate and strong grounded coffee beans. Licorice and anise. A short burst of citrusy hops in the finish bring a nice crisp feel, but it's rapidly pushed away by ashy, charcoal roast, with a hint of smoke too. Leafy and earthy hops in the aftertaste, with the lingering burnt malts and a touch of the dark fruitiness.
Creamy body with a low carbonation, nicely hidden alcohol, great balance of roasted malts and bitter hops from start to finish (and after).
Very drinkable and tasty porter, though some people would find the sourness off-putting. It worked for me though.
05-01-2014 17:25:08 | More by dcmchew
4.43/5 rDev +6.2%
A - Beautiful looking porter. Deep cola pour into a solid black body. Creamy, light khaki cap of foam. Nice retention and ok lace.
S - Rye bread, dark bitter chocolate, molasses, almond, Nutella, touch of cold booze.
T - Smooth and roasty. Dark toast, dark chocolate truffles, bitter herbs, pumpernickel bread, toasted hazelnuts.
M - Medium body, spot on for the style. Smooth, creamy finish.
O - A great porter, one of the better examples of the style.
02-02-2014 02:00:13 | More by vfgccp
4.35/5 rDev +4.3%
Thanks to Tauroe for sending this one down! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16.9 oz. bottle into an Upland pint glass.
A: Very dark brown and opaque. Forms a thin tan creamy head and almost no visible carbonation.
S: Roasted malts, coffee, cacao, a bit creamy, and some sweet maltiness. There's elements here that remind me of amaretto as well.
T: Coffee, lactose creaminess, cacao, and a nutty (almonds? Or almost peanut butter?) flavor at the swallow. Creamy sweet with mild roasted bitterness in the hang.
M: Creamy, heavy body for style. Low carbonation sensation, and alcohol very well-hidden.
O: Wow - this was really pretty damn pleasant. Mikkeller beers are often hit or miss; but this was a hit for sure. Tasty.
01-05-2014 18:30:56 | More by macrosmatic
Porter from Mikkeller ApS
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