Til Fra Via (To From Via) | Mikkeller ApS

Til Fra Via (To From Via)Til Fra Via (To From Via)
BA SCORE
75.5%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 49 ratings
Til Fra Via (To From Via)Til Fra Via (To From Via)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 12-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
49
Liked:
37
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
9.92%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of DruC4
4.46/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black color with dark brown head. Dark fruits and dark malts on the aroma. Taste starts balanced and fruity with blackberry and blueberry. Aftertaste is bitter and roasty. Really easy to drink and fruity.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

baltic porters are one of my favorite styles, and they are all too uncommon. this is a wonderful take on it, with a mild spice profile and a lot of character. not sure if the beers are all the same and just the labels are different, its been too long since i had any of the others to recall differences, but they are certainly real similar. its impressively layered beer, with notes of tobacco and smoke, licorice and spice, roast and char, chocolate and coffee, and of course plenty of booze. its got a great big body on it, but finishes remarkable dry, i just love that feature. its absolutely not over spiced, i can barely perceive any real spices added in, and i certainly cant identify them. maybe clove, it has a holiday flare to it, but i would not call it a beer specific to the christmas holiday. its just amazing cold weather beer, yeasty too, which i love in a lager, and which would be missing if it werent there. these age really well too, i wish i had another bottle to sit on for awhile. of of my favorite baltic porters out there, and one of the best beers in the advent calendar box this year.

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 8/29/2019. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, smoke, char, tobacco, leather, wood, pepper, light dark fruit/licorice, and herbal/roast/smokey earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready/smokey malt and moderate earthy hop/spice notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, smoke, char, tobacco, leather, wood, pepper, light dark fruit/licorice, and herbal/roast/smokey earthiness. Moderate herbal/roasted/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, smoke, char, tobacco, leather, and herbal/roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready/smokey malt and moderate earthy hop/spice flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and bready/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent spiced Baltic porter. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready/smokey malt and moderate earthy hop/spice flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of shelby415
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 0.33l bottle into chalice.
L: Turbid dark brown/black with biege foam head.
S: Caramel, liquorice.
T: Bittersweet coffee, smoky.
F: Tight body and medium carbonation.
O: Smells unusual and tastes very good.

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Photo of timmy2b
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz pour from tap at local bar. Poured a very dark black with only a small almost yellow head around the edges of the glass. Large amount of black licorish in the scent with a boozy almost bourbon smell as well. There were a small amount of pepper spice in the taste with a fair amount of alcohol coming through as well. I really enjoyed sipping on this beer as it was heavy in the mouthfeel, but very drinkable. (review is from memory and I hope that this is the correct variation of what I had)

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Photo of stephensinner
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of woosterbill
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Craft Beer Co. into a goblet.

A: Opaque black body under a light brown head that settles into a fine ring and leaves spotty lace. Nice.

S: Piquant. Spicy, chocolatey, herbal, and a little boozy. Dark and delightful.

T: Smoky and fruity up front, with chocolate and herbal notes filling in behind. Very spicy, bright, and savory. Long, sweet, roasty finish. Pleasantly intense.

M: Smooth, creamy, moderately carbonated full body. Great.

O: I was surprised to see this one getting low reviews so far, as I found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting brew - far better than several other Mikkeller offerings that are currently rated higher.

Cheers!

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Photo of dcmchew
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap, brasserie V

appearance: served in a goblet - had no idea what the beer even was, but went for it. black body, foamy chocolate hat

smell: dry roast, green hops, smoke, char, toffee

taste: nice porter - espresso roast, evergreen, smoke, char, caramel, roasted malt, some holiday spice

mouthfeel: dry and roasty, medium body

overall: worth a go - i like trying mikkeller stuff

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LAND_MINE
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Til Fra Via (To From Via) from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 75.5% out of 100 with 49 ratings
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