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Fra Til Via (From To Via) - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-12-2012)
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Reviews by BWED:
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BWED

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

750 ml bottle poured into tulip

A- Black, with a great dark brown head. Excellent retention.

S- Roasted malts, coffee, a subtle vanilla.

T- Malty roast. A bit of mocha. Hint of spices.

M- Easy drinking, rich and a bit of a roasty dry finish.

O- Really great. Very rich, but the spices are subdued.

01-14-2014 02:56:23 | More by BWED
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kaneel

France

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

08-11-2014 22:08:48 | More by kaneel
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fionn13

Ireland

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

11-11-2013 23:31:11 | More by fionn13
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%

Stoic dark beer from Belgium brewed by a very notorious Dane, big black body dark tan head, beautiful looking brew. Aromatics offer up Christmas trees pine needles, and resin of earthy hops, other than that maybe some cinnamon/ginger spice additions. There's some herbal aspect to it like mint or wintergreen that I just can't quit taking deep inhalations of, very nice nose on it. Flavor dark roasted malts mixed with the wintergreen herbal mint flavor and dank pine needles perhaps some juniper it's an intensely bitter finish in this dark chocolate infused spiced porter. Not much sweetness or creamy notes to let the bitterness back off plus the layer of spices pretty much just stick to the palate, moderate carbonation nothing else to write home about. Overall an interesting take an a rustic porter with possible pine needles. and juniper berries.

12-03-2013 02:15:56 | More by WVbeergeek
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Zonian1

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-14-2014 15:28:56 | More by Zonian1
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%

750ml gold-foil capped bottle, mucho gracias to John the rep for the sample. Apparently a new version for this year, even though the style and ABV remain the same.

This beer pours a rather over-foamed mess, of the dense bubbly mocha sort, with an underlying solid black hue, and no discernible highlights. The head maintains a decently spiffy retention, eventually giving up some consistent honeycomb lace around the glass.

It smells of chalky, powdery milk chocolate, some mildly meaty caramel malt, a bit of licorice root, syrupy cola, and leafy, floral, earthy hops. The taste is more pithy, dry chocolate, bready caramel, a vegetal astringency, a slight lactic sourness, and more bitter floral, earthy hops.

The carbonation is rather laid back and sedate, but hardly absent, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight, and mostly smooth, a slight edginess taking just a tad away. It finishes on the dry side, the malt beholden to the pull of the aforementioned cocoa, and attendant bitter hops.

A pretty hefty, and attenuated porter - the dryness is actually quite welcome, when I was expecting a sweet, boozy Yuletide clusterfuck. Not here, boyos, just a solid chocoholic porter - no foolin'. Worthy enough of the 12 dollar price tag, I would imagine.

11-13-2012 01:52:51 | More by biboergosum
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-24-2013 15:10:45 | More by Sammy
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

12-30-2012 23:30:48 | More by aztraz
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-12-2013 03:50:09 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-06-2014 17:40:48 | More by JSBILK
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-20-2014 07:25:34 | More by GRG1313
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Harkrank

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-16-2013 09:31:12 | More by Harkrank
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -26.7%

08-09-2013 05:53:49 | More by largadeer
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

1 pint 9.4 fl oz. bottle, no apparent bottled on date, although I am confident that I have the correct listing of this beer. I wonder if there is a difference in taste between this beer, and it's many variations. Bottled sometime in late 2012. Been eyeing this beer for a while now, and excited to try it.

Poured into a St. Bernardus Watou chalice.

A - Pours three giant fluffy fingers of creamy doughy mocha colored head on top of a thick oily opaque black body. Nice stringy strands of lacing coating the glass. Very nice looking.

S - Smell is comprised of coffee bean roast, licorice, some subdued hop presence.

T - Taste follows the nose: roasted coffee bean bitterness is most pleasant, with some underlying licorice and other winter holiday spices that I can't really identify. Quite possibly there is some peppermint present in there as well. Some dark chocolate & fermented dark fruit action. Licorice isn't over-done, and doesn't ruin the main concentrations of this beer. Body is creamy, fluffy, and smooth.

M - Feel finishes with a bitter coffee bean roast, which is most pleasant indeed. Perhaps a light hoppy aftertaste, also.

Overall, it about lived up to my expectations. Light-bodied, well-balanced, and palatable, and with a rewarding 8.00% abv, I have to say I am a fan. Not heavy or thick like I thought it might be. I am definitely interested in trying other variations of this beer; past and present varieties.

Mikkeller Fra Til Via (From To Via) ---4/5.

04-22-2013 02:58:58 | More by mfnmbvp
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bismarksays

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-15-2013 10:06:59 | More by bismarksays
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NastyNate11

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-05-2013 03:16:16 | More by NastyNate11
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-31-2013 09:58:28 | More by Rwalford74
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-02-2014 23:14:53 | More by bostonryan
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MartzMimic

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-13-2014 01:40:12 | More by MartzMimic
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-05-2013 03:31:00 | More by dcguitar
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ber12

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-25-2014 00:08:11 | More by ber12
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-15-2013 21:07:10 | More by Oakenator
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KevT

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-23-2013 21:49:19 | More by KevT
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Ale-ienation

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

Tasted as part of last year's Kerstbier Fest at The Trappist, Oakland, CA.

A: Pours jet black with full dark beige head.

S: Malt heavy aroma, with roasted coffee, chocolate, chestnuts.

T: More of same--dark chocolate, roasted malts and burnt malts, coffee.

M: Medium bodied, silky texture.

O: Awesome. Delicious holiday porter.

04-30-2013 03:26:21 | More by Ale-ienation
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thedirtystayout

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-16-2013 20:38:02 | More by thedirtystayout
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Fra Til Via (From To Via) from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.