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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: 109   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle, 1.5ltr, at KØ-10. It’s a black beer, topped by a finger-thick dark beige head leaving lacings. Sweet, roasted aroma with some alchohol, notes of licorice, and coffee and chocolate. The flavor has chocolate and coffee, hints of licorice, a good hoppy bitterness and some warming alcohol. Full-bodied and smooth, finishing bitter, roasted and slightly warming. A lovely celebration beer. 100506

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
I have to preface this by saying that I was eating pork at the time, and it paired really well. It smelled like sweet vanilla mocha, and had a smoky sweet (pork) flavor with a bit of ash in the finish. Avant garde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2010
1.5 litre bottle at home. (going to be a good day heh). clear very dark brown, almost black. smooth light brown creamy head. Looks quite fantastic. relatively mild roasted aroma, faint flowery. flavor is roasted stuff, good blend, coffee, brown sugar. pretty mild considering the alc. percentage. lots of roast and coffee. Had this from the fridge - i think it is a little too cold, heating up, it should develop even more character. there might be just a little too much of a sugary taste in it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2010
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2010, TAP1. Pours a black beer with a beige head. The aroma is roasted, licorice and tobacco. The flavor is roasted, licorice and sweetness. The palate is sweet, malt and roasted. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle at KØ10. Good roasted aroma. Black colour. Small light brown head. Good creamy flavour, very bitter with a good grassy hop note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2010
6th June 2010. RBESG 10 Grand Tasting at the Brasserie 4:20 warehouse. Black beer, light tan head. Light soft palate. Rich dark malt, slightly roasty and spicy and with some licorice. Some cream as well. Finishes with a little fruit and minerals. Better than I recall from previous tastings in Copenhagen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (6396) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle at RBESG Rome Grand Tasting. Black, beige brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, light hoppy. Flavour is sweet, hard roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, moccha, very nice coffee and hoppy bitter finish. Loads of flavour in this beer, too much to pinpoint. Fullbodied. I kept going back to this beer at the tasting, I believe I finished the remaining half of the bottle, so thanks a lot to whoever brought this (Jan?)!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2010
Black with brown head and excellent lacing. Roasted malts aroma. Drinks roasted, acidic, bitter, sweet and alcoholic. Medium to full body. Oily texture with a dry finish. Sampler @ CBF 2010.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2010
Pours darkbrown with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and liquorish. Flavour is roasted malt, alcohol, coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2011 bottle at RBESG 2010 ... deep black ... tan head ... rich soft roast malts nose ... dark fruits ... very nice balanced stout ... good roast ... light chocolate ... very nice

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