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Fra Til Via (From To Via) - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

68 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 68
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-12-2012)
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Photo of tmzl
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Huge thick equal brown/mocha head, slow retention. Some spectacular shit. Color of the beer is dark brown/black. Leaves lots of lacing. One of the best looking beers.

Smell: Fresh, surprisingly. Nice balance of roasted, coffee malt, hop and spices. Smooth clove, star anise notes, hints of something stronger; also some medicinal/peppermint notes. When it warms up, the roasted malt start to dominate.

Taste: Some sweetness at start, goes to big roasted/mocha/dark chocolate middle malt, still smooth tho. Ends with bitterness from roasted malt and some hop hints. Quite refreshing. No hint of the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Mid-full body, maybe a bit less then expected. Carbonation lively, but still leaves a nice creamy feel. No warming from the alcohol.

Overall: This one got me a bit off guard - wasn't expecting it to be this good. A fine specimen. The extra spices add the freshness but stay in balance with the whole idea - a very good execution. And it looks stunning.

Photo of KevT
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of wembly13
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Oakenator
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of NateMac13
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
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.

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of fionn13
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of grumpygerman
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of NastyNate11
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mrfrancis
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of dknight75
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Ale-ienation
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.

Photo of mfnmbvp
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.

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of saeh
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Fra Til Via (From To Via) from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.