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Mikkeller/Stillwater Rauchstar

 (RETIRED)
overall
95
94
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at Fanø Bryghus

Style: Smoked
Copenhagen, Denmark

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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Editor’s note: please note that this is different from the "old" Stillwater/Mikkeller Rauchstar. Different recipe, new label and an ABV change.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
On tap at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell on 24th November 2012 during session with Svesse. Black/ruby with light tan head. Rich and intense maltiness and nuttiness - hazelnut. Exquisite roasty flavours, nuttiness and pipe-smoke in-mouth; smoke enriching and intensifying with further sips. Rich fiery smoky finish with bitterness and earthiness. Engaging texture.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (3419) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 9, 2012
Dark brown, beige stable bubbly head. Light, very malty like smoke, German yeast, nutmeg and clove. Unique rich taste with sticky fruit sweetness and enough bitter hops. Super nice, very flavourful. (At Colin’s De Molen Tuesday Tasting)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zenkis (539) - Ogre, LATVIA - DEC 29, 2013
bottle aged in store about year or two,
Indeed star, complex and very pleasant flavor. To me this one is not so much smoked as it is barley wine or kind of strong/old/scotch ale.
Aroma starts with intense medium smoked notes plus loads of dried, dark fruits or berries. With time after thick foam lays down aroma becomes more deeper even - dark-dried fruity sweetness, woody, smoked dried meat, leather, some citrus hops,caramel-candy sweet. Wow, heavy weight to my nose. Pours dark with beige, creamy top, but I miss precise color cause was breathless from flavour deepness. Thick lasing from the top of the glass. Taste is sweet, malty-caramel, reminds scotch ale but with loads of bitter from hopping as well as from darker malts, even some heavy roast tones in finish. Nice. Medium to full bodied, thick, stew-slick texture, average to soft carbonation, strong to medium roast-herbal bitter finish with long lasting bitter sweet aftertaste, dry to light dry finish.
Sweet, heavily bitter hopped brew with intense dark malts touch and very complementary hints of smoked malt. I’m impressed deeply by this brew and already have some nostalgia cause of sign "retired" so hope to grab for rest of few bottles in my favorite beer store. Sorry guys.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13231) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2012
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Clear dark red/brown - white head. Nice smokey. Roasted. Nutty. Licorice. Light sweetness. Nice barley. Nice malty. Licorice. Chocolate. Light burned. Red berries. Lovely medium smokey. This version is a lot netter than the first.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1261) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 21, 2012
very dark brown with a huge head. big lacing. Smoked aroma, very malty, with some raisins and nuts. Taste is smoke, but also slight burn. There is also some sweetness. A very nice winter warmer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmc619 (386) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Picked this up at Brewberry in Paris, Jan 2013. Finally opening it up on a nice night in Leuven. From 50cl bottle into Lagunitas jar. Smoke aroma hits the nose as you pour it, but actually it’s pretty tame by Schlenkerla standards. Big cafe latte head that sticks for minutes. Dark brown beer. Aroma is a nice mix of smoke, dark fruit, booze, and tobacco. You really get the taste of smoke with this one - wow would this be great with some rich saucy BBQ brisket. A bit viscous, but appropriately so; also a bit hot. Will be sipping this for a little while. Pretty nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2815) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2012
23-JUN-2012, bottle @Ulkløbben sommerfest, @Henrik, brought by Morten. Clear but dark brown. Alcohol and smoke aroma. Taste is roasted, bacon, salami. Fantastic smoked brew. Very full for a change.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Lots of flavors in this one. Bacon, hops, roasted malt, sweetness, possibly more. Some of the flavors compete with each other, but it’s nothing to ruin the beer. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jur (244) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2012
Draught @ BeerTemple, Amsterdam This a very curious beast... Pour is dark brown, with hardly any head. Nose is like a classic Italian appetiser: melon with raw ham, the melon having undergone some slight fermentation. Taste is very similar, with some bitterness, slight roast and strong taste of alcohol. Slightly sour as well. Strangely enough very pleasant, well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3267) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle @ home. Deep dark brown, ruby red pour, thin light brown head. Aroma is smokey, some nuts, caramel, woody and meaty. Flavor is dry, bitter roasted and very smokey. Great balance and very smooth. Lovely brew.


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