Til Fra (To From) | Mikkeller ApS

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77 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malt (pale, cara-crystal, pale chocolate and chocolate), unmalted oats, dark cassonade, hops (Centennial and Cascade), spices (star anise, cinnamon, clove and coriander) and yeast.

Added by mikesgroove on 11-22-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
16.16%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adamranders
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared with Boise RBers. Initial impression was disappointment, but this was one to sneak up on you, very subtle in many ways. I had hoped to resample before leaving to get a second impression, but was left with lots of positive thoughts and approving nods.

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Photo of Lynn
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of Chico1985
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Love the label on this one, gift tags are overrated...

Black pour, thick brown head, this easily could be mistaken for an imperial stout by the appearance. Patchy cap left behind, great retention and lace.

Nose brings roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, spices, pine. Very little sweetness and a decent Christmasy feel to it.

Taste follows mostly. Malts are definitely roast-forward with some smokiness and char there as well, some dark chocolate and coffee, bread, maybe some dark fruit as well. Spices are pretty noticeable, maybe a tad strong but fine here. Clove definitely sticks out with perhaps some cinnamon.

Mouthfeel is slick and somewhat thin-feeling considering the bold flavors, but considering this is actually a porter it's understandable. Medium-low carbonation, some booze, a bit of a sipper.

One glass is probably enough for me, but a good holiday beer that's bold in malts and spices. Kinda like their Santa's Little Helper, but in baltic porter form. A nice one to split on a cold eve.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Generous gift from my good friends at Boo's in Columbus Ga (thanks much Chris).
appearance: Beautiful opaque brown with some ruby highlights. Huge fluffy mocha head that leaves swaths of lacing.
smell: Dark cocoa and spice. Quite dry.
taste: Mostly dry with a hint of sweetness. again, dark cocoa and spices.
overall: Another very interesting beer from Mikkeller. Keep experimenting guys.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of kojevergas
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It took me some time to find this beer on the site, but after looking at all of the variants, I'm confident the bottle I have is indeed this listing. Brought to me from France - thanks Pauline! Brown glass bottle with foiled-over standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Best before date is 30/08/15. Reviewed live.

Expectations are high; Mikkeller is me favourite brewery.

Served cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger beautiful tan colour head of excellent cream, fantastic thickness, and great retention for the high ABV (~4-5 minutes). Body colour is a solid nontransparent black. Quite appealing.

Sm: Light smoke, dark malts, roast, cream, and hints of coffee and chocolate. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Dark malts form the foundation alongside roasted barley, with hints of chocolate, cream, caramelized malt, nuts,molasses, spices (cinnamon) and some hints of smoke or even bourbon. Tasty and balanced. Built pretty well. Not unique or special, but certainly pleasant and enjoyable for the style. I do like it.

Mf: Creamy, smooth, wet, and thick. Apt for the style but not horribly impressive. Complements the flavours decently.

Dr: Very drinkable for the high ABV - which it itself well hidden. Another good dark beer from Mikkeller. I won't actively look for it on-draught, but if I found it I'd give it a go.

Might age well.

Would pair well with smoked fish/meat or chocolate.

High B-

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Photo of VIPbeer
2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ohtheguilt
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of fiedler84
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of jlindros
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Armsby Abbey Ho-Ho Belgian Christmas.

Dark creamy smaller head, dark molasses colored looking beer with hints of ruby light.

Nose is typical baltic porter, dark roasty bitter charred malts, hint of very dark choc, black patent malt, light earthy hops.

Taste big bold, dark malts, dry bitter charred malts roasted, little scorched, hint of nutty malts and light spices, caramel, light clove and cinnamon like spices, heavy, hint of booze, finishes bitter and roasty, more sticky syrupy feel, bit of booze and hint of choc, dry light woody ester taste late.

Mouth is heavier full bodied, rich, decent carb, warming booze.

Overall nice baltic porter with hints of spices, light booze, nice roast that barely starts to get briny burnt, nice bitterness and hint of hops. It has its good and bad points, fairly typical but not the best in show.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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Til Fra (To From) from Mikkeller ApS
3.59 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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