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Fra Til Via (From To Via) - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-12-2012)
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

TheSleepyMonkey, Dec 12, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

WVbeergeek, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Sammy, Nov 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

fionn13, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

kjkinsey, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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mrfrancis, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Kmat10, Jul 30, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

probably the best Baltic porter ive come across. this was purchased at holiday time and finally decanted. it pours a chalky brown color, like chocolate syrup in terms of color, with a few inches of light airy mocha colored foam. the nose is muted a bit, with some dusty old English dark malts and a dab of honey. faint cocoa and bitter barley as well. the taste is much more expressive, with the complex depth of this beer being immediately apparent. really dark roasted barley malt is just short of scalded, which gives this beer a huge base. layers of milk chocolate, peat, and even raisins brush across the palate one after the next, before a moderately bitter smoky vanilla rounds out the finish. what a joy to drink this beer, and I could see it being sensational around the holidays. alcohol is invisible, beer has a velvet smoothness to it, very soft on the mouth despite its big body. a very impressive offering from mikkeller, are the other labels of this different versions or just different packaging? either way, this one is a standout for me in the Baltic porter category.

StonedTrippin, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

BeerForMuscle, May 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Ale-ienation, Apr 30, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mfnmbvp, Apr 22, 2013
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Fra Til Via (From To Via) from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.