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Närke Konjaks! Stormaktsporter

Formerly brewed at Närke Kulturbryggeri
Style: Imperial Stout
Örebro, Sweden
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Limited (brewed once). Brewed exclusively for Stockholm Beer bar Akkurat’s 15th anniversary. Brewed in March 2010. 112° Plato. Matured on oak casks for 10 months, 5 of them on Cognac casks. Bottled on December 1st 2010. Pre-released fromkeg at Borefts Beer Festival 2010.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkwood04 (4365) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Small bottle in a teku. Pours black with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, Cognac and barrels, some chocolate, some sweetness, notes of coffee and dark fruits, and some light vanilla. Flavor the same with a great blend. Thick texture. A really good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (680) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
(250ml bottle @ Akkurat..where else?, Dec 29 2014) Pours black with just a tiny ring of off white bubbles. Aroma contains fantastically deep intense dark chocolate and rich malts, smooth vinous cognac, woody, cooked blackberry and plum? Type dark fruit and an ashy roast. Palate is intensely concentrated, chocolate and dark malts with loads of that vinous cognac character and some wood, great barrel extraction. Lots of fruitiness from the cognac mid palate, dark fruit and grape, molasses sweetness. Some slight brandy heat on the finish, restrained but clear ashy roast, soft bitterness. Long long aftertaste. Medium full, oily, slightly creamy body with soft carb. The flavours are so intense and concentrated here, but the beer is smooth and elegant and easy to drink. Too easy! Phenomenal beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (3383) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle (250 ml) @ Akkurat. Black with reddish reflects and a small fully lasting beige head. Aroma is incredible... super complex without being too heavy, cognac is present for sure along rich dark chocolate, molasses, roasted malt and nice fruitiness. Taste is a little less spectacular, but still world-class with cognac (not overpowering), dark chocolate, roasted malt, molasses and a nice mild lingering fruity finish. Full bodied, but not too heavy. Moderate carbonation. Wow! This one is really impressive. More complex than most of the very high abv RIS while being less than 10 % abv. The balance is nearly perfect. Great RIS!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (3807) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at Akkurat, shared with friends. Flat black pour. Aroma is so good. Right off the bat you get tons of deep but mellow cognac notes, nice rich dark chocolate, layers upon layers of roast grain and dark chocolate with gold cognac lacing. Taste is powerful but not aggressive, just slightly sweet (enough), nice cocoa, brandy, almost no alcohol. Palate is mouth coating and winey but never cloying. Terrific beer, finally a Stormakstporter that makes me believe the hype (the others have been (relatively) disappointing experiences).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1711) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at Akkurat, shared with friends. Pours black with no head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, cognac, muscovado sugar and some honey notes. Taste is chocolate and vanilla upfront that gives way to cognac and muscovado sugar. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth with almost no carbonation. Very well balanced!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cool_Bond (1799) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
Oak, coffee, chocolate and raisins, soy, licorice. Good bitterness that fills the mouth a long time. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Linnet (1194) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2014
2010 edt at a brewery tasting. Lovely notes of raisins, Brown, slightly burnt sugar, vinous, roastiness is now very soft, some light licorice, chocolate and noticable cognac, very refined and appealing. Black colour, small head that leves spiderleg-like residue on the glass. Big sweetness, medium/soft bite, vinous and very complex. Fullbodied, soft almost flat carbonation, long, complex, warming and slightly salty finish. In one word great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle in the Alvinne brewery, thanks Glen. Looking good for a kick off, black with tan head. Aroma turns it up to 11, roasted malts, chocolate, licorice and importantly awesome booze. Flavour is similar, cognac really comes through in the finish. Some wood. I’ve been treated here, thank you. It was a pleasure.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
One of the very best beers I have ever had. An amazing beer with a sturdy and lovely bitter roasty backbone flavored by the oak casks it has been matured in. I had this at Akkurat in Stockholm in 2013 (made for this excellent bars 15th anniversary). It is good to be alive, when you get to experience luxury like this!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (1977) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
(#800) Bottle at Akkurat. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is cognac, oak, chocolate, vanilla, dark dried fruits. Taste is bitter chocolate, sweet dried fruits with vanilla, vinous. Meddium body, feels a bit thin for the style but this also makes it easy drinkable.

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