Porter | Mikkeller ApS

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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
Ratings:
154
Reviews:
52
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.25%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
22
For Trade:
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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of jzlyo
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Brad007
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

8%? That's reassuring as this beer has been sitting in a fridge for a while.

Dark, dark brown with a thin brown head into my glass. Sweet. Love the colors.

Creamy, boozy with chocolatey overtones in the nose. Wow, this is certainly something special.

Again, boozy with cream, cocoa and licorice upfront. Somewhat thin though.

Woo boy, this one will warm your esophagus. Works better in winter but who cares?

An interesting take on the style that is more about the booze and less about actual porter character. It's just too thin to take seriously.

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Photo of BDeibs
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Bung
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
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 drpimento
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a bit too cold with a smallish, thick, tan head that soon settled and some lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is an aromatic malt, roast, dark ripe fruit, cocoa. Flavor’s much like nose, bittersweet up front followed by mild carbonic tang. Body is good, but carbonation seems a tad flat. Finish is very long and boozy. All taken together it leaves me without much desire for another .5 liter bottle.

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Photo of stcules
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black. Light beige foam, one finger, not so creamy.
Toasted in the smell, touches of chocolate, cocoa powder and coffee. Good.
Good taste too, same notes, plus a good fresh, herbal hop. Again cocoa.
Smooth and pleasant, warming, but well hidden alcohol. Some hazelnut, too.
Toasted aftertaste, coffee, dusty. Quite long and bitter, root-like.
Well balanced, structured and pleasant.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a half-litre bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet.

A: Fluffy, tan head tops a black, menacingly opaque beer.

S: Oh dear gods, this is absolutely positively stunning. My jaw hit the floor. This smells like everything I've ever wanted an imperial stout to smell like, and the closest comparison that comes to mind is Bell's Expedition Stout. More anise than fruit however, though sticky blackberry jam scent rises to the fore. Also bitterer flavours -- light coffee and deep, dry malts. Exotic chocolates and a powerful aroma make this an unbeatable nose. Calling this a porter is a bit like calling a tour bus a 'car'.

T: Hélas! Thin and sour after the exceptional flavour. I can see the porter designation more clearly here. Not weak, as much as light, with a chalky nuttiness mingling with a tart -- almost berry-like -- alcoholic sweetness. Lightly carbonated. A very interesting roasted flavour, sort of acidic. Smackworthy and worthwhile, with a bittering endtaste that lingers before melting into a distant acrid sourness (like coffee).

M: Too thin for the smell. I find myself puckering from the tartness. Not ideal.

O: An interesting, worthwhile porter. Buy one just to sniff it. Seriously. Would smell again.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a virtually opaque black with a tight tan head.

S: Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted grain, coffee, cocoa powder, and caramel are present on the nose.

T: A grainy, mildly tart entry quickly reveals notes of dark, bitter chocolate, cocoa powder, caramel, roasted grain, leather, tobacco, coffee, and earthy, herbal hops. The finish is malty and somewhat astringent with leather and earthy hops moving to the fore, while traces of cocoa and coffee can be found in the background.

M: Medium-bodied and somewhat dry. Carbonation is unobtrusive. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Very drinkable and approachable for a strong porter.

O: This is another winner from Mikkeller. As far as American-style porters go, this is one of the most appealing I've tried. The flavors are gorgeously layered, the aroma is enticing, and it has a great texture. If you have not tried this one yet, it would be a good idea to do so.

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Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of samEBC
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, warm sable just a hair above black with a very thick and rather persistent tan head. Strong, smoky aroma has notes of roast coffee, licorice and semi-sweet chocolate. Bold flavor has a smoky overtone and includes coffee, licorice and chocolate tones plus a bitter hoppy note and more than a hint of sweetness. Full-bodied texture is smooth and quite fizzy, leaving a smoky, chocolaty finish. If this is not the best porter I have ever had, it is certainly one of the best. Keep up the good work, Mikkeller!

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Photo of pkalix
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Marius
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
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 AgentZero
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of tykechandler
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of gford217
3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle.

Pours a dark chocolate brown with a thick creamy tan head that sits on top as a 2 inch head for ages.

Aroma is very roasty ith lots of dark chocolate malts, cocoa powder and hints of espresso beans. Maybe even a hint of smoke with some light oak notes.

Taste isn't quite as robust as the aroma. There are sweet chocolate notes and roasted dark malts. There may be a little more green hops as well but the coffee and cocoa powder are more subtle.

Mouthfeel is smooth and fairly light bodied for the style, a tad watery even.

This is a nice porter but it's not quite up to the standard of the Hill Farmstead Everett I had last night. Good but not great.

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Photo of leitmotif
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml (1 pint 0.9 fl oz.) bottle, with no apparent bottled on or freshness date present. Found this at a local beer store, and having never tried it before, naturally I decided to get it. My second porter brewed by Mikkeller, the other being Mikkeller Fra Til Via (From To Via).

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours two big creamy fingers of dark mocha colored froth on top of an opaque black body. Head thins to a tan ring around the edges of the glass.

S - Smell is of old ice brewed coffee, dark chocolate, and toasted malts. A floral hop aroma in there as well, but subtle. Smells like your typical nice American porter. Maybe a hint of chocolate covered cherries as it warms. Trace amount of booze. A fairly tame, unexciting aroma.

T - Remarkably smooth and creamy, and more full-bodied than a lot of American porters, which I enjoy. Creamy iced coffee roast isn't bitter, toasted malts aren't overdone. Milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee beans, lactose. I could see this being a great breakfast beer. But my god this beer is so creamy and chocolatey and roasty, it's a thing of beauty.

M - Mouthfeel is exceptionally creamy & smooth; goes down way easy for being an 8.00% abv beer. Alcohol is very well hidden, and the carbonation is perfect.

Overall, an outstanding American porter from Mikkeller, in my humble opinion. I would definitely buy more of this if it was more readily available and not as expensive. Definitely a beer I would drink again.

Mikkeller Porter ---4.5/5

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Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of macrosmatic
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Tauroe for sending this one down! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16.9 oz. bottle into an Upland pint glass.

A: Very dark brown and opaque. Forms a thin tan creamy head and almost no visible carbonation.

S: Roasted malts, coffee, cacao, a bit creamy, and some sweet maltiness. There's elements here that remind me of amaretto as well.

T: Coffee, lactose creaminess, cacao, and a nutty (almonds? Or almost peanut butter?) flavor at the swallow. Creamy sweet with mild roasted bitterness in the hang.

M: Creamy, heavy body for style. Low carbonation sensation, and alcohol very well-hidden.

O: Wow - this was really pretty damn pleasant. Mikkeller beers are often hit or miss; but this was a hit for sure. Tasty.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of oldvines
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ADZA
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Darkest kola hue which leaves a mocha laced one finger head that stays and leaves little lacing.

S-Dark roasty coffee,xmas pudding,dark berries and dark chocolate.

T-Dark plums,roasted expresso,roasted malts and finished with a big hit of dark bitter belgian chocolate.

M-Light but still has a nice body to it which suits.

O-A nice and easy drinking porter but have had better worth a shot though cheers.

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Porter from Mikkeller ApS
4.11 out of 5 based on 154 ratings.
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