Fra Til (From To) | Mikkeller ApS

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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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 cjgator3 on 11-18-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A deep brown with burgundy hints, 2 fingers of head which dissipated into a thin brown ring. Bourbon aroma up front (mostly oak, with brown sugar and booze), molasses, milk chocolate, brown sugar. The flavor profile is definitely awesome.. Lots of bourbon barrel, charred oak, chalky roasted grains, dark chocolate, ashtray.

This is a medium to full body beer with medium amount of carbonation, making it a bit more refreshing than it should be! I've had this one stashed away since last winter so I'm not sure how it was fresh, but I definitely suggest letting it develop in the bottle.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ToasterChef
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bottle marked "Bottled 2008" which has been in my cellar since I received it as a gift in December, 2009. I've poured into a pint glass.

The beer has a very dark brown color. It is too dark to see through. The head is large and made up of good sized bubbles. It has light brown coloring. Good lacing is left behind.

The aroma has a healthy amount of spices. Clove and cinnamon are the most prevalent scents. A chocolately sweetness can also be detected.

The beer has a decent base of dark malts. It is slightly sweet, but my tongue is distracted by the spices. Clove seems to be the strongest flavor, but hints of cinnamon can be tasted (especially in the aftertaste). I am also tasting small amounts of chocolate and anise. The alcohol is well hidden.

The beer is a little bit sticky, on both my lips and within my mouth. It is full bodied, so it feels a little bit heavy. But since this is a winter beer, its fullness seems appropriate.

This si an enjoyable porter. As mentioned above, I received this as a gift, so I can't comment on it's value in terms of the price paid. I can say I would drink it again, but I wont go out of my way to obtain another bottle. I never had it fresh, so I can't be positive, but I feel safe saying that aging this beer for four years has not hurt it.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of biglite351
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - dark as night with a very tight dark tan head

S - warm roasted malts and yeast, cocoa and a hint of spice. Very deep!

T - Mild but good. Malts and dark chocolate, dark fruit, yeast and a hint of roastiness

M - a little thin and only a mild tingle

O - extremely good flavor and scent, only the thinness lets it down.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours motor-oil-black with a enormous pale brown compact and creamy head. Slow dissipation leaves rich lacings.

S: Sweet, hard roasted dark malt. Lots of dark dried fruits. Coffee, chocolate and slight vanilla (oak-aged?).

T: Dry and sweet at the same time. Coffee galore. Roasted malts. Chocolate and vanilla. Burnt. Syrupy. Bitter.

M: Long burnt bitter aftertaste. Body is syrupy full while carbonation is held back.

O: A well-crafted beer, a bit on the wilder side.

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Photo of Ruds
4.82/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into a wine glass

Dark rich black colouring veering towards very dark brown

An amazing head 2 to 3 fingers initially, frothy with flecks of darkness

Smells of coffee, chocolate, liquorice

Bold taste - lots of coffee, raosted malts, chocolate, toffee, biscuit, burnt/roasted nuts

Mouthfeel was excellent, it dared you to drink more all the time and you couldn't help yourself but do so! Big big body and lovely creamy texture on the palate

A fantastic beer!

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Gushue3
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage poured into Hill Farmstead glass

A. Poured gently into my glass and a gigantic head erupted 3 or 4 fingers and light brown. Body is black and head leaves lots of lacing after it finally goes down.

S. Acidic tartness catches me off guard. Some lighter malt and sweetness but the tart nose really surprised me

T. Light malt sweetness that's really mello. Sweetness carries through to the end that finishes with a light green apple tart. Really different but interesting taste.

Taste really grew on me as I drank it. Really complex stuff

M. Medium lighter feel with higher carbonation.

O. Really interesting taste that's quite complex.

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of rarbring
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An extremely black beer, a brown head leaving good lacing and good curtains.

Extremely much roasted malt, coffee, coffee bean, coffee leftovers, coffee whatever.

Sweet black syrup, dark toffee, dark dried fruits, coffee shots.

Little carbonation, soft and oily, sticky, warm and a big body.

An extreme beer in many ways, but no bad ways.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Fra Til (From To) from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 108 ratings