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Porter | Mikkeller ApS

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4.18/5
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155 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
155
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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11
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Trade:
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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a nice large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, black chocolate and residuals sugar is quite nice. Taste is a good mix of residual sugar notes with some black chocolate notes and timid notes of roasted malt. Body is full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation. Enjoyable but thicker and heavier than most porter with a more sweet finish.

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Photo of yuno
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mcthfg
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Pitch black in color, the pour forms up very thick frothy tan head that well retains itself with very good retention before slowly collapsing to an eternal foamy crown and leaving lots of lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

The aroma is so intense and sweet with creamy chocolate, black coffee, cocoa powder, roasted, some smoke, rich tobacco, charred nut, licorice, dark bread, caramel, vanilla, and suggestion of mild grassy, earthy, spice, and citrus from hop.

Heavily roasted in the taste, it provides note of black coffee, some sourness of roasted coffee bean, dark and creamy chocolate, cocoa, some smoke, and tobacco. The taste is as well with touch of dark bread, charred nut, toasted biscuit, some caramel, yet earthy and citrus from hop. There is also some bitterness from both roasted malt and hop at the finish and it is quite lasting in the aftertaste.

Medium body, it is not that full or sticky but still has some bold touch. Carbonation is rather low but it is well enough to carry all the things well under smooth palate, very dry finish.

This time Mikkeller do it very straightforward to the style. The result is so good, well worthy, and tasty Porter.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a very dark black, with a foamy, fluffy and huge head, like foam on a milkshake, 2 inches, and a good level of lacing.

Smells pretty complex for a porter, some leafy hops, tobacco, licorice, dark chocolate, brown sugar, and charred malt.

It's nice to just see a normal beer from Mikkeller- and it's nice to see admist all the gimmickry, Mikkel can actually make a solid traditional beer here- a porter. This has a wonderful malt complexity to it- dark bitter chocolate, and charred malt. Charred malt is the usual thing with Mikkeller here- and it's certainly present but not overwhelming. It's quite herbal- I'm not sure if that's the hop thing, or the malt thing, but I like it, no matter what. It's leafy, with a bit of earthy tobacco, maybe some licorice, and lots of grassiness. It's a very lively herbal character, and it's quite enjoyable. There's a moderate hop character.

This is medium bodied, and fairly creamy, with a good level of carbonation.

This has a nice level of complexity for a porter. I definitely enjoyed it.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moose1980
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Has a head that looks closer to belonging to an ice cream float than it does a beer. Aromas of roasted malts and coffee, tiny bit of chocolate, subtly floral and sweet, with an earthy, leather note as well. Taste is very herbal, bitter, with a strong tobacco flavor. Full body with low carbonation. Overall, a great Porter.

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Photo of npachl
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of risenz
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of janubio
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black colour with a big very brwon head. Medium retention, creamy brown lace. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, roasted malts. MEdium body, creamy palate, ok carbonation. Taste of coffee, dark fruits, chocolate, brown sugar. Very good.

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Photo of Studfarm69
4.73/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SayBoom
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richter525
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of christinelovesbeer
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackieKu
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle.

A: Opaque black. 3 fingers high of head, medium retention.
S: Woody and roasted aroma. Moderate citrus.
T: Strong roasted flavor. Woody and herbal. Slightly sweet. Medium bitterness.
M: Full body. High carbonation.
O: Not a typical porter. It is strong, even stronger than many stouts. And it is not very caramelized malty, the overall profile is more similar to American Black Ale than porter IMO.

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Photo of Vylo
4.78/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of boogerisu
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkhara12
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jellikit
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
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 Josh012012
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WCKDVBZ
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brians52
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmryan8
4.68/5  rDev +12%

Photo of tykechandler
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BobbyDigitali
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Porter from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 155 ratings
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