Orange Yuzu Glad I Said Porter - Mikkeller ApS
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4.35/5 rDev +11.8%
On tap at When Pigs Fly. Served in a snifter, the beer was a dark brown color with a small tan head. There was a good deal of lace.
Nice aroma of chocolate, coffee, and citrus.
The taste improved on the aroma. Milk chocolate, coffee, and molasses up front, leading to orange zest, then a bit of cocoa late. Nice.
A sweet beer, very enjoyable.
05-22-2013 21:28:49 | More by lordofthewiens
3.78/5 rDev -2.8%
330ml bottle. Nice little illustrated knock-knock groaner on the label.
This beer pours solid, impermeable black, with only the slightest of basal cola syrup highlights, and three fingers of densely packed fermenting yeast foam head, finely textured, even a bit bubbly, which leaves some nice splattered snow rime lace around the glass as it slowly melts away.
It smells of gritty, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate - with a musty, dried orange center - some oily nuttiness, coffee beans, and earthy, fallen leaf hops. The taste is more of the same, but with a more rounded orange flavour - still musty, and a bit tarter, but extricated from the cocoa, which does well to otherwise blend with the toasty caramel and coffee notes. A heightened musty, lightly sour green character evolves, sort of hanging on to the soft earthy hops.
The carbonation is generally quite understated, the body mostly smooth, and a decent medium weight, which isn't bad, of course, but kind of underwhelming in the presence of lactose and oats on the ingredient list. It finishes off-dry, the milky chocolate and mirror-world orange sweetness gaining the upper hand over those zingy, sour vegetal hops.
A just adequate porter, as it just seems that there's too many things happening, and not much of it is coordinated. The sourness is a mild put-off as well (given that it seems to come from the hops, and not the lactose), and I would prefer my orange to be more Yuletide-like, when married to chocolate. An amusing marketing concept, though, I'll give them that.
06-30-2013 02:05:13 | More by biboergosum
4.28/5 rDev +10%
750 ml bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half tan had that sticked around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. It's a great smelling brew, it smells like roasted malt, milk and bittersweet chocolate, oranges/orange peel, and some coffee. It tastes like roasted malt, nuts, milk and bittersweet chocolate, burnt/charred malt, slightly tart citrus/oranges, citrus peel and a bit of a mineral flavor. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit creamy and slick. It's also smooth and easy to drink. I like this beer a lot, I should have bought another bottle. I'll have to grab one if I ever come across this again. It's pricey at $17.99 a bottle, but I liked this one a lot.
11-09-2013 01:09:16 | More by bluejacket74
3.81/5 rDev -2.1%
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down and left a thin head covering the surface nd a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with hints of orange citrus.
T: The taste very much follows th smell, except that the orange flavors are a bit stronger.
M: It feels light- to radium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink. I just wished that it had a little more flavors of oranges.
09-15-2013 23:38:12 | More by metter98
4.45/5 rDev +14.4%
750 ml bottle (1 pint 9.4 fl oz) with no apparent bottled on date present. Orange foil around the cap. Acquired this bottle from a local beer store for $15.99. It was the only time I've ever seen this beer available in my area, and it was the only bottle they had.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.
A - Pours four giant fingers of creamy pillowy mocha colored fluff on top of a rich dark opaque black-brown body. Beautiful rings of lace.
S - Smells phenomenal. At first, chocolate and bitter coffee bean roast is apparent, and as it sits, mouthwatering tart citrus orange & yuzu aromas come out. This smells how I wish Pipeworks Orange Truffle Abduction had smelled.
T - Taste follows the nose perfectly: dark chocolate, bitter coffee bean roast, some mineral water, and some tartness from the yuzu & orange. The orange and yuzu add just enough sour citric to the mix without being distracting.
M - Feel is of some bitter roast and light citrus on the palate.
Overall, I thought it was fantastic. Perfectly blended exotic yuzu fruit and orange with the classic elements of a nice porter. Well done, Mikkeller. I can definitely say I would have this again if it was more readily available to me. Highly recommended.
Mikkeller Orange Yuzu Glad I Said Porter ---4.5/5
09-10-2013 23:12:30 | More by mfnmbvp
4.94/5 rDev +27%
Had it twice, first time was a bottle share from the bro in law and it was so good that I had him buy one just for my wife and I. There are few beers I crave and this is one of them.
The smell is seducing. The texture is light and silky. The flavor is a slight citrus to accompany a solid porter.
08-06-2014 19:26:20 | More by Grimmity
4.33/5 rDev +11.3%
A) A very dark brown and it was completely opaque. The head that was formed had a dark cola like color to it and dissipated rather quickly.
S) The nose was very nutty and warm with toasted malts. Under that there was a slight hint or citrus and a sweet toffee quality as well.
T) This beer was bold. It was extremely hearty yet not overwhelming. There is a heavy toasted note with undertones of chocolate. There is also a slight sweetness that comes in at the end along with a citrus note to finish.
MF) Light and bubbly. The beer did not leave a heavy feeling yet it coats your mouth nicely. There is a a velvety quality to it.
08-05-2013 17:01:29 | More by ChristopherTenore
3.94/5 rDev +1.3%
My first Mikkeller!
A: Dark as night, with lovely lacing. Pours foamy but the head fades rather quickly.
S: Typical porter flavors (smoky, chocolate, tobacco, coffee), only very faint and gentle.
T: Again with your typical porter flavors (and again, fairly gentle on the flavoring), with a well-balanced tart and sweet element from the orange/yuzu. I liked how these flavors complimented each other well.
M: Smooth, silky. Didn't notice carbonation. Mouthfeel kinda reminded me of red wine, even,
O: An interesting and yet highly drinkable porter.
04-13-2014 22:48:57 | More by AmyfaceNYC
Orange Yuzu Glad I Said Porter from Mikkeller ApS
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