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Mikkeller Festival Special Edition 2010 – Stella 1

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Dark brown/black, brown head. Aroma has coffee, liquorice, heavy roast and cocoa beans. Taste has roast, coffee, cocoa, chocolate. Pretty good balance, a little rough but it softens up nicely with temp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
maneliquor (3480) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. I must say my expectations for this were quite high and I have been looking forward to this one for a long time now. Had at the Mane Liquor Meeting. Pours a deep, dark brown with a big, fluffy tan head - a good three fingers in width. Nose is pleasant and hoppy. Roasted coffee, chocolate and hops. LOads of chocolate and hops in the taste. Thick chocolate holds its presence with a solid dose of hops finishing the beer off. Amazing ! Delivers in every way although wasn’t expecting such a big hop presence, which isn’t bad at all mind you. Will gladly have again despite the price tag

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1861) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2011 Thanks to Morten for sharing. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, spice, coffee, roasted malts and cocoa. Taste is chocolate, coffee, cocoa, spice and huge roast and a bit of hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
(Bottle 23/3-2011) The commercial deScription above is correct. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
Tasting at Thorups, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 230311. Dark brown with brown head. Aroma of coffe and chocolate. Flavor with more roasted barley balanced with hop spices and sweetnes. Nice palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13812) - DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with big brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, bitter, dry, coffee, chocolate and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (15165) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2011
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is hard roasted malt. dark chocolate and rather hoppy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and bitter finish. Creamy, smooth and soft. Yummy. 230311

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2779) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Poured bottle 187/1170 into my Mikkeller Festival tulip. More of a imperial porter tending to imperial stout. Pours a black with a huge tan/chocolate head that leaves plenty of lacing after it finally dies down. As I poured it into my glass the stream had a very dark ruby red tinge to it. Hoppy with a bit of chocolate, roasted malts. The hops are very forward (nice to meet you!) and almost overpowers everything else. Nice hop presence though. Chocolate, hops, and sweet mixed with a nice hop bitterness. Pleasantly balanced. Very carbonated thinning out what could be a very thick beer. Nice balance. A slight chocolate sweetness is left behind each swallow mixed with a bitterness from the hops. Very drinkable. I wish this was a regular beer in the lineup, but would not give up the beer geek line to make way for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2010
It’s pitch-black with a huge, brown and creamy head. The aroma has notes of coffee, dark chocolate and hops. The flavour has a moderate sweetness and notes of hard-roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and the finish is hoppy, and perhaps a little too bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3565) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
Pours an opaque black with a tanned head. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Aromas of chocolate and hints of toasted malts. Medium to full bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Long dry finish.

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