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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at Amager Bryghus.

Added by ADZA on 11-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
150
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
16.34%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
20
For Trade:
1
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Reviews by AndyAvalanche:
Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint 9 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip Style Glass. Almost black, but dark brown in color with lighter brown highlights on the side. Nice tan colored head. Pretty thick after a hard pour, goes away after awhile, but lacing is decent.

Smell is good, very roasty and robust enough for porter lovers. Chocolate and not quite espresso aromas, slightly oaky with a hint of vanilla. There is the tiniest bit of hop presence that tickles your nose, mostly floral.

Taste is a huge step up, very robust and again super roasty. Chocolate malt is king here. Not quite the espresso flavor as the aroma, just more like a really dark roasted coffee. I don't remember reading this being barrel aged, but there are hints of oak and vanilla as well, tastes awesome.

Mouthfeel is great. Full bodied, and a really good carbonation level. Really good balance and smooth. 8% is a little high for you're run of the mill porter, but no bite from it. Super drinkable too. Good enough so that you should share the bottle, but you could easily polish it on your own. A great beer with dessert, but totally not your average porter. Darn you Mikkeller for being so great!

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Photo of oberon
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial nonic a dark chocolate color with a tightly formed one finger deep beige head that settles into a frothy mass.A mix of chocolate,earthy roast,and fruit in the nose,a nice combo...the way an American-style porter should be.A mix of dark coffee roast and molasses-like sweetness on the palate with underlying dark fruit,alcohol, and bitter chocolate,a good mix of roast and mild sweetness.If it could be just a bit fuller in the feel the porter is off the charts,as is it's pretty damn good.

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Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of EastBay_Nick
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Marius
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle. Pitch black pour with a tall espresso-coloured head with very good retention - stunning, this is what all porters should look like. Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa and some cherry sourness in the nose. The taste follows the same note, with a lot of roast and cherry bitterness on top of a very thin malt sugar layer, and some feint sourness in the backgorund, all perfectly blended. Medium body, medium-low carbonation and a chocolate-bitter aftertaste. A veeery good porter.

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Photo of Studfarm69
4.73/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of boogerisu
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of christinelovesbeer
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brians52
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Loot
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- jet black with Ruby near edges....nice mocha head...

S- roasted and toasted malts...cocoa and a malt sweetness...hint of hops towards the end...

T - Smokey, to chocolatety, espresso notes, ends figgy, fruity. Slightly sweet and Smokey.chalky. barely shows Abv .

M- creamy.

O- GREAT. sessionable. Surprisingly light bodied. Great body smooth taste. Can't go wrong. Nothing totally insanely new with beer just a well made Porter.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, with a simple (for Mikkeller, anyway) label, the only niggling detail being the mention of sugar in the expectedly basic ingredients list.

This beer pours a dark, shadowy abyss, broken only by a sliver of cherry cola basal highlights, with two beefy fingers of puffy, bubbly, and thick chocolate milk head, which leaves a solid array of honeycomb lace around the glass as it evenly subsides. Seeexxxy!

It smells of bittersweet chalky baker's chocolate, waxy black licorice strands, lightly breaded caramel malt, a touch of more weighty toffee, coffee liqueur, wet ash, black musty fruit, some brighter citrus notes, and peppy leafy and herbal green hops. The taste is lightly roasted caramel/toffee malt, dry mocha latte, a more muddled dark, fleshy fruitiness, laid-back herbal anise, soft orange vodka notes, and a softly bitter leafy and earthy hoppiness.

The carbonation is average, if a bit on the low side, the body medium-full in weight, and mostly smooth, a herbal liqueur edginess taking a small nip as its local pound of flesh,as such. It finishes on the sweet side, the chocolate, demure cafe-au-lait, and lingering bashed-up fruit running the table, until the appearance of a final one-upmanship from the lingering bitter pine and citric hops.

Overall, this is a nicely boozy, in a restrained (say what?) manner, chocolate and coffee on open display, and the hops, well the hops are everything you would expect for something with the 'American' prefix tacked on to the name - interfering, sure, but quite pleasingly so. The booze, on a final note, is not exactly low-key, but does its best to keep the damage to a minimum. Big, brash, and warm - a cuddly hug for when you didn't know you actually needed one.

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Photo of twowheelssoar
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of woodchip
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Kevincredible
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Trower
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Bung
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml. Sturdy black pour, nice layer of cream colored head. Sinks into the brew a bit to give that nice layered look. Laces just a bit.

Aroma, pretty earthy, some herbal/piney hops. Lesser roast and dark chocolate. Just a little hop forward for me.

Taste, earthy roast and hops. A little pine, roast, anise and chocolates mesh very well. A little tart red fruit in there. Finishes with a nice dark chocolate. The slight piney hop belch is produced from this.

Solid medium body. Carbonation is a tick higher than creamy, but it is close. Abv plenty well hidden. Normally I don't care for the hillier porters, though this is only slightly so, but this is pretty nice. Worth trying depending on the price point of Mikkeler in your area. It's a bit high here so probably a one and done for me.

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Photo of jellikit
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bottle.
Appearance: dark black. Deep ruby when held to light. Thick, foamy, tan head.
Smell: fig. Tobacco. Sweetness.
Taste: tobacco, raisin, chocolate. Light roasted barley. A light hint of smoke.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Medium body. Dry.
Overall: very good. Unlike any porter I have had. Complex and tasty.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with an inch frothy tan head. The head retention and lacing are both pretty good. The brew smells like roasted malt, anise, molasses, dark fruit, and some coffee and chocolate. It tastes like roasted malt, anise, dark fruit (mostly grapes), molasses, nuts and coffee. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and smooth and pretty easy to drink. I think it's a good overall porter, although I think it's fruitier than most porters I've had. I'd pick this one up again. $9.99 a bottle at Party Town.

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Photo of Anze
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of dcisco44
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color. Just a slight trace of red is visible near the edge of the glass. It poured with a half finger high beige head.
S: There are moderate aromas of roasted malts in the nose. Notes of licorice also become evident as the beer warms up and eventually dominate the smell.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of roasted malt flavors along with notes of licorice.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an easy to drink and quite tasty porter, especially if you like the flavors of roasted malts but what a beer that is lighter in body than a stout.

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Porter from Mikkeller ApS
4.1 out of 5 based on 150 ratings.
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