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Fra Til Via (From To Via) - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

schnarr84, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

NorCalYeti, Jan 19, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +7.3%

Holy Crap! I just went and drank 2 goblets of this durning my lunch break. This is everything black; bitter chocolate, licorice, and coffee. It attacks your mouth with bitter hops and and an aftertaste of whisky. This was a very delicious beer. It was a wonderful wakeup in the middle of a workday... like a drop-kick to my uvula.

chubby2u, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

thedirtystayout, Jan 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Harkrank, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

bismarksays, Jan 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Hultkrantz, Jan 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

bluesplit63, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of BierStein711
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Draught into 9 ounce snifter.

Two finger quick reducing tan head.

Jet black in color

Smells of vanilla, coffee, charcoal, and hop

Tastes of vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, and a smooth, warming, boozy finish!

Mouthfeel: Warming and thick

Overall, this is a solid Baltic Porter. I am looking forward to exploring this brewery's portfolio further.

BierStein711, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

profondo, Jan 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

aztraz, Dec 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

HomerS, Dec 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

thinwhiteduke, Dec 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

djtomain, Dec 02, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

750ml gold foil covered capped bottle poured into tulip 29/11/12

A black liquid with a massive mocha foam even after a gentle pour, good retention slowly falling to an island leaving several partial rings of lace

S fennel, anise, licorice, and faint mint mix well with some smoke, molasses and cola, nice dark roast notes of char and faint cold coffee, smells great with lots going on, some earthy and faint citric hops are in there adding to the mix

T less of the lovely licorice, anise and fennel notes and a little more dark roast flavors, more smoke and char especially on the finish, a little burnt sugar and some root beer and cola are noticeable

M silky and just a few bubbles with some faint heat, there's a little left behind on the gums and just a little sticky on the lips

O very solid brew and yet another example of .25 increments being useful so slightly higher overall score. Great use of spicing even though I'm not sure what they used, solid in every area

I might be buying another of these if I have any money left from all the Winter seasonals that just bombarded Alberta. I like the gift tag label and just had to write my name beside both to and from, I deserve a gift to ya know

wordemupg, Nov 30, 2012
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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.

biboergosum, Nov 13, 2012
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Fra Til Via (From To Via) from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.