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Mikkeller Festival Special Edition 2010 – Stella 1

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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English: Stella 1 is a festival-beer made for the Danish beer-festival 2010. An Imperial Porter with a difference, fantastic dark brown colour and long lasting head, coffee and chocolate flavours with a super hoppy finish.
This is a limited edition beer, only 1170 magnum bottles were produced.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2883) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2011
26-NOV-2011, bottle @home, courtesy of Morten:) Rating #100 of a Mikkeller brew. Huge brown head on dark dark brown body. Nose is roasted, burnt, coffee, cocoa, and a hint of smoke. Taste is the same. Really complex. Really smooth, full, and creamy. Ends dry. Lovely porter. Really typical Mikkeller quality - fitting #100 brew. Keep on brewing the good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Pours a brown almost black color with a small tan head. Aromas heavy on chocolate/coffee with some smoke. Nice bitterness mixed with the coffee/chocolate flavors. Excellent porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Caramelized and roasted malts are licked by alcohol and coniferous hops in this balanced and healthy Imperial Porter.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy sheet of foam covers the brown-hued darkness.
-The hop flavors make this feel like a Black IPA at times.
-Blackberry angles add complexity.
-The mouthfeel is not too heavy, but it is definitely rich.
-Molasses allusions are created by the union of caramelized and roasted malts.
-This is not much of a surprise. Mikkeller making yet another very nice strong dark brew?

Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (950) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2011
Magnum. Dégustation chez MartinT. Arômes de grains torréfiés, légère touche boisée et épicée, délicate présence d’alcool. Robe brune très foncée, belle mousse moka et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, on retrouve une bonne dose de chocolat noir, appuyée par une complexité boisée et épicée. Belle présence de houblon résineux, sans que la bière ne soit trop amère. Finale maltée rappelant le cacao. L’alcool demeure bien dissimulé. Très intéressant.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle shared at home with some friends for my birthday

Head: creamy, capucinno, thick
Colour: black
Smell: smokey, roasty, mlts, bit boozy, sweet red fruits, dark brown chocolat
Taste: very bitter roasty start, bit smokey, black chocolat, yeast, malts, bit boozy with a dry end , very good !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kappldav123 (4924) - GERMANY - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle nr 290/1170. Big thanks to yespr for that one. Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass deep black, huge head. Dry-malty aroma. Starts strong and malty, a bit woody and dry. More and more alcoholic-warming, well balanced, with notes of bitter chocolate. A great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 9, 2011
En botella.Bebida el 9-11-2011.Aromas a Cafe,chocolate un poco licoreta,Buena espuma con fantasticos encajes,bien lúpulada.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
Bouteille de 1500ml. numéro 356/1170. Partagée avec Boul, Patrick, Julien et Pier-Luc. Bière brune avec une mousse brune. Le nez est de chocolat et fruitée. La levure est présente. La bouche est de chocolat, elle est fruitée, la levure bien présente, elle est aussi sucré. Je la trouve trop sucrée et la levure trop présente.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3040) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
Magnum bottle, shared by Rodenbach99 and Slovaksniper at Iceland super tasting. Nice black pour with lots of frothy off white head. Tons of chocolate in the aroma, a slight yeasty character is present, along with lots of roasty danish stout notes. Taste: Quite bitter, lots of hops and roasted grain. Palate: Heavy bodied with good carbonation make this strong porter quite enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (3159) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2011
(Bouteille 356) Un collet dense et ténébreux flotte sur un liquide brun foncé. Une dentelle éparse décore le verre. Le nez de ce porter recèle de notes chocolatées confortables avec des malts rôtis assez intenses aux accents de café aromatisé. Les saveurs soutiennent les arômes avec des grains torréfiés traversées par des notes de café italien et des fèves de cacao. En bouche, la sensation du liquide est assez pleine : son effervescence modérée contribue à rendre la texture bien crémeuse. La finale se fait sur des notes franchement amères, davantage par la torréfaction que par les houblons.


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