Til Via Fra (To Via From)
Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS
 
Denmark
Style:
Baltic Porter
ABV:
8%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 9.34%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
33
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 06, 2015
Added:
Apr 27, 2010
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  0
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Rated: 3.53 by Olesjm from Kansas

Dec 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.65 by RajaSTL from Missouri

Jun 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.89 by SStein from Colorado

Dec 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4.05 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 19, 2014
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Reviewed by MDHopster from Maryland

4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Found this one today at Frisco's Tap House in Columbia Md. Was listed as Mikkeller Til Via Fra-Christmas Porter despite notes that beer is retired. Maybe mislabeled or maybe it's been rereleased?

10 oz pour in a goblet following shot glass taster. The taster was heavy on foam and released a strong alcohol nose along with chocolate and coffee nose. Dark black with little head. Lesser alcohol nose in goblet but smokiness and chocolate with slight bitters, not too sweet. Smooth mouth feel with slight bite.
Dec 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by afsdan from Colorado

Mar 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by GRG1313 from California

Oct 26, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by beernads from Florida

Sep 12, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by sendbeer from Georgia

Dec 03, 2012
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Reviewed by mcss from New York

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a shelton brothers the festival glass.

A: no head, jet black, looks like crude our used motor oil... Has the same sheen.

S: pleasant, licorice, coffee, dark chocolate

T: smokey, a little sour, but a pleasant smooth finish.

M: thick, almost oil like coverage of the tongue... Strange.

O: very interesting brew,enjoyed, but will not soon repeat....intense
Jul 16, 2012
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Reviewed by ummswimmin from New Jersey

4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I picked this up from the sale shelf at my beer store. I read about To/From in the top 1001 Beers to Try book. I have had this chilling in my beer fridge for awhile waiting for tonight. My biggest challenge was in finding the correct beer on the BA page (there were six or seven different To/From beers in their catalog).

This looks like a great example for an Imperial Stout. The coloring is as dark as midnight, and there is a lot of thick foam. The head leaves a tan lacing that is really sticky on the glass.

The smell is rich. You get a bunch of bourbon and spice in the nose. This is one of those beers that I could just breathe in and be happy all night. Luckily, though, I still get to drink this.

The flavor is a ripper. It is a ton of flavor slapping me back and forth across the face. I get a bunch of bourbon and coffee. When I let this beer sit on my pallatte, then I get the spices on the top of my mouth. I can just experience this through my nose.

Mikkeller beers tend to be pretty pricey. They also can be a big gamble. Some are amazing, and some are a challenge. I also feel like Mikkeller beers create a wide divide between beer drinkers... you love them or dislike them (they have a pretty decent deviation number). This was a home run for me.
Apr 07, 2012
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Reviewed by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pure black, viscous brew. Crayon brown head recedes pretty quickly.

S - Big sweet and strong bouquet. Rich chocolate syrup, dried dark fruit sugars, brown sugar. Malty and sweet roasted, with an aroma of the alcohol.

T - The nose is sweet but the taste is robust. The bitterness of dark chocolate, and roasted black coffee. Dark, tangy sugars like dates and prune. Semi sweet like cocoa, with a dark roasted grain chew. A hint of licorice, and tobacco leaf.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Dry on the finish.
Mar 24, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jan 09, 2012
 
Rated: 5 by Rickythejeweler from Maryland

Dec 14, 2011
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served in a chalice at Plainfield's Tap House.

These damn Mikkeller "gift tag" beers can be downright confusing at times. But I have confirmed that this is indeed the one I had here. It pours a bleak black-brown topped by a finger of dirty light-sienna foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, dark chocolate, nutmeg, and molasses. The taste brings in more of the same, though the chocolate percentage is definitely higher now. The body is a straight medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a smooth, almost grainy feel. Overall, a very tasty brew, the highlight of this visit to the Tap House (easily).
Dec 11, 2011
 
Rated: 4 by nmann08 from Virginia

Dec 10, 2011
 
Rated: 4 by oline73 from Maryland

Nov 16, 2011
 
Rated: 4 by sbricker from Illinois

Nov 14, 2011
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Reviewed by Brent from Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
My sample was from a somewhat aged bottle, so the flavor profile may have changed. Called to mind a more muted version of Mikkeller's Santa's Little Helper and the Anchor Our Special Ale-sort of resinous, woody spices. ETOH was not prominent, and there was slight oxidation. Some caramel and Heath Bar at the finish.
Sep 06, 2011
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Reviewed by vfgccp from New York

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
- Tasted at Split Thy Skull 2011 at Mugs Alehouse -

A - Deep cola with a light khaki head. Fantastic lace.

S - Huge barely aroma. Vanilla. Light woody, barn notes. Some caramel.

T - Dark roasted malt. Burt toast, touch of black coffee. Some cream in the middle. Woody on the backend.

M - Light body. Dry finish some rolling chalky-wood.
Mar 12, 2011
Til Via Fra (To Via From) from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 33 ratings