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Mikkeller Festival Special Edition 2009 – Stella 0

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: American Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Editor’s note: A special first released at the Copenhagen Beer Festival 2009. 1300 magnum bottles produced.
The Stella series is a tribute to Mikkels daughter. A new beer will be made every year as she grows older.

Danish: Specialøl lavet til årets ølfestival. En krydsning mellem en IIPA, en Barley Wine og en Amerikansk Strong Ale. 10% velhumlet ondskab. Denne øl er ud over en meget lille mængde på fad flasket i 1300 stk. nummererede magnumflasker (1,5 liter).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4231) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Dark amber in color with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus and pineapple. Taste is of caramel, citrus, grass, spices, and tropical fruit

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7641) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2013
Draught @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Rated on 07.08.2009
Aroma has toffee, caramel, some fruity hops and biscuits. Flavour has hops, some resin, caramel, pineapples and apricot. Nice, I like the hop profile here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1808) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2013
Ah the benefits of slow moving stock. Heavy, boozy (10% ABV notwithstanding) with fruit cake and spice. Well put together despite the ’massiveness’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (999) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle no:265/1300 Deep amber with a slightly tan head. Tonnes of wood and caramel, some oxidation but not in a bad way. Loads of dates and raisins. Taste is sweet at first, giving way to a solid bitter finish. Lots of dates and raisins also here, and some medicinal hints from the oxidation. Full bodied and well carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (2778) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
@ Mikkeller Bar: Doften är mycket het och smaken känns som en barleywine, stor men len fruktighet. Gott

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5914) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar, November 2012. Hazy brownish with a fairly large fluffy white head. This was sweet one with toffee, malt, yeast, dried fruit and notes of spices. Not bad but quite a heavy one to share with two other maniacs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4753) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle, shared with a bunch of people at Bergen Ølfestival afterparty at my place, including Yngwie, Beer3000, Palme and the rest of Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. :-) Pours a hazy red-hued brown body with a small white head. Aroma is syrupy malt tones, hints of wood, raisins, alcohol and tobacco (snuff?). Taste is red bitter berries, licorice, nuts, pine, dry wooden tones and hints of paint thinner and alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation. Complex and very, very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 3, 2012
Smell: very complex, both appealing and slightly disturbing. Old wood, dry fruit, musty yeast, alcohol, spicy hops, citrus fruit, brown sugar. Mouthfeel: creamy, full, no noticeable carbonation. Taste: Ridiculously unique, starts flat, then sweetish caramel, with a hop background, then intensely bitter and musty. Orange peel, burnt caramel, herbs. Finish: Very very long, bitter like a pain killer pill, and extra dry. Overall: Love it! Extremely complex. It’s like a double IPA combined with a belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13669) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
Pours amber in color with a tall white head. A strong hoppiness to the aroma which is quite heavy on the herbal and pine qualities. Nice citrus peel notes to it as well. Though the hops are the dominant characteristic, plenty of toffee and caramel maltiness. The flavor has a good caramel sweetness to it, but still features a lot of piney bitterness. Some herbal hop notes along with citrus/grapefruit peel, which also add to the bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark reddish brown with a small sand coloured head. The aroma is heavily “green” hoppy with notes of pink grapefruit, black currant tea, pineapples, apricot and some pine. Sweet-ish, caramelly backdrop. Bit floral. The flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter with a numbing, super mega heavy afterbitterness. Grapefruity, resinous, inky, tropical fruity and caramelly. The mouthfeel is soft, round and sticky with a light carbonation. Resinous, inky and bitter grapefruity finish. 5h lingering bitterness. Medium to full bodied.

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