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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: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 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 (15524) - 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 (17823) - 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 (2964) - 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 (10213) - 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 (3965) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer5000 (5953) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2010
Sampled @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Black body with a big, creamy brown head. Strong aroma of sweet malt, roasted coffee and hops. Flavor is sweet malt, roasted coffee, chocolate, fruity hops, mocha and bitter. A symphony of great flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2010
All round ratings; shared by myself with the London crew at Euston Tap opening night. The nose is coffee; cream, and vanilla. The appearance is opaque black and great creamy lacing. Roasted malts; coffee, cream, vanilla, good bitterness, excellent drinkability, just a good honest and well-made stout. Have had better from Mikkeller and am so glad that the Dark Hole Red Wine edition is not this rare. Otherwise I’d have a loan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14188) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle at KØ-2010. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoked, roasted, alcohol, coffee. Flavour is hop, smoked, roasted, malt, coffee, alcohol, vanilla, licorice. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at Københavns Ølfestival 2010.
Someone gave me a HUGE glass of this. I wish I could remember who so I could say thanks properly. If whoever it was is reading this, sorry and THANKS! If anything, I think I had a little too much if that’s possible. I recall being somewhat worse for wear once I’d drained the glass... Very dark brown colour with a medium sized but very well behaved beige head. Sweet chocolate and hints of coffee and caramel. Very roasty and dry. Maybe just a little on the basic side for a Mikkeller beer but bloody good stuff all the same.

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