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Mikkeller Festival Special Edition 2012 – Stella 3

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 603   ABV: 20.1%
170 150cl bottles made.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
1500 ml bottle (167/170) shared at Mikkeller bar Stefansgade. Pitch black with creamy brown head. Aroma rich and heavy; roasted malt, bourbon, ash, tar, leather, cocoa, chocolate, light dried fruits, dark sugars molasses and light coffee. Taste is absolutely massive; sweet, heavy and bitter. Ash, tar, darkest of dark chocolate, coffee, leather, tobacco, alcohol, bourbon and more alcohol. Finish is long and bitter with roasted- and bourbon notes. Stunning beer, absolutely loved it!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (3072) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pow beer! Very aromatic malts bourbon, coffee, cocoa. Flavor is like nose. Thick, Round lush body. Great to share with friends. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kappldav123 (5847) - GERMANY - MAY 15, 2012
Wow, this bottle looks awesome. A real beauty! Beer in the glass deep black, fine creamy brown head. Extreme aroma, a lot of wood, bourbon chocolate malt. Starts very, very strong, intense notes of bourbon and wood, earty-malty. Tastes strong but not like 20% ABV. Finish wonderful warming and incredible balanced. Goes down like velvet. Unbelievable drinkable for a 20% beer. Wow! One of the best, if not the best Mikkeller beer I’ve tried so far. Much more balanced and drinkable than for example the different Blacks that are "only" 17% ABV. This is an unbelievable beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RichTheVillan (6508) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle from Mikkeller Shop; pitch black pour with tiny brown head, big boozy aroma, initial taste is big alcohol but this then reveals real complexity vanilla, expresso coffee, chocolate quite sweet, quite thick and viscous but not cloying, this is an epically big stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (25813) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle at CBC 2012. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla and port wine. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of oak, vanilla and port wine. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Camons (10099) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, kindly shared by the Swedish group behind us using a big cardboard box as a table, Thanks! Pours pitch black with a cream light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, whiskey. Taste is rich roasted malts, coffee, rich dark chocolate, chocolatecake, whiskey, oaky, light boozy. Full body, low carbonation, lasting roasted aoky chocolaty finish. Wonderful. 110512

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thin, light tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, soy sauce, whisky, oak, soy sauce and alcohol. Similar flavours and nicely bitter with lingering coconut, chocolate and alcohol again. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Fantastic!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s, huge thanks to Yespr. Pours black, nose is roasted coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, taste is similar, intense beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Pitch black - very small brown head. Syrup. High malty. Boozy. Wooden. Tannins. Ok light hoppy. Sharpness. Raisins. Tarmac. Dry bitter finish. Gunpowder. Ok sweetness. Coconut. Alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 11, 2012
Pissjug courtesy of Ben. Cheers pal! Cracked this badboy open and the smell engulfed the room. So tasty. Thick, sweet vanila aroma. Oaky and Molassesy. The flavour is complex and yet rounded. You wouldn’t assume this was a freakishly strong effort. There’s a tobacco smokiness and lots of pruney raisin sweetness. It translates as marginally medicinal. Like cough syrup. The booze announces it’s presence when it trickles down your neckhole. There’s a touch of espresso syrup to it. What a beer!

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