Fra Til Via (From To Via) | Mikkeller ApS

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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 11-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
81
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
8.73%
 
 
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3
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14
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4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

probably the best Baltic porter ive come across. this was purchased at holiday time and finally decanted. it pours a chalky brown color, like chocolate syrup in terms of color, with a few inches of light airy mocha colored foam. the nose is muted a bit, with some dusty old English dark malts and a dab of honey. faint cocoa and bitter barley as well. the taste is much more expressive, with the complex depth of this beer being immediately apparent. really dark roasted barley malt is just short of scalded, which gives this beer a huge base. layers of milk chocolate, peat, and even raisins brush across the palate one after the next, before a moderately bitter smoky vanilla rounds out the finish. what a joy to drink this beer, and I could see it being sensational around the holidays. alcohol is invisible, beer has a velvet smoothness to it, very soft on the mouth despite its big body. a very impressive offering from mikkeller, are the other labels of this different versions or just different packaging? either way, this one is a standout for me in the Baltic porter category.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted as part of last year's Kerstbier Fest at The Trappist, Oakland, CA.

A: Pours jet black with full dark beige head.

S: Malt heavy aroma, with roasted coffee, chocolate, chestnuts.

T: More of same--dark chocolate, roasted malts and burnt malts, coffee.

M: Medium bodied, silky texture.

O: Awesome. Delicious holiday porter.

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3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint 9.4 fl oz. bottle, no apparent bottled on date, although I am confident that I have the correct listing of this beer. I wonder if there is a difference in taste between this beer, and it's many variations. Bottled sometime in late 2012. Been eyeing this beer for a while now, and excited to try it.

Poured into a St. Bernardus Watou chalice.

A - Pours three giant fluffy fingers of creamy doughy mocha colored head on top of a thick oily opaque black body. Nice stringy strands of lacing coating the glass. Very nice looking.

S - Smell is comprised of coffee bean roast, licorice, some subdued hop presence.

T - Taste follows the nose: roasted coffee bean bitterness is most pleasant, with some underlying licorice and other winter holiday spices that I can't really identify. Quite possibly there is some peppermint present in there as well. Some dark chocolate & fermented dark fruit action. Licorice isn't over-done, and doesn't ruin the main concentrations of this beer. Body is creamy, fluffy, and smooth.

M - Feel finishes with a bitter coffee bean roast, which is most pleasant indeed. Perhaps a light hoppy aftertaste, also.

Overall, it about lived up to my expectations. Light-bodied, well-balanced, and palatable, and with a rewarding 8.00% abv, I have to say I am a fan. Not heavy or thick like I thought it might be. I am definitely interested in trying other variations of this beer; past and present varieties.

Mikkeller Fra Til Via (From To Via) ---4/5.

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Holy Crap! I just went and drank 2 goblets of this durning my lunch break. This is everything black; bitter chocolate, licorice, and coffee. It attacks your mouth with bitter hops and and an aftertaste of whisky. This was a very delicious beer. It was a wonderful wakeup in the middle of a workday... like a drop-kick to my uvula.

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Draught into 9 ounce snifter.

Two finger quick reducing tan head.

Jet black in color

Smells of vanilla, coffee, charcoal, and hop

Tastes of vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, and a smooth, warming, boozy finish!

Mouthfeel: Warming and thick

Overall, this is a solid Baltic Porter. I am looking forward to exploring this brewery's portfolio further.

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Fra Til Via (From To Via) from Mikkeller ApS
4.01 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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