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Närke Stormaktsporter

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
2008 version released 2009-09-17.
2009 version is 9.5%, released 2010-09-23.
2010 and 2011 versions cancelled due to family issues.

Barrelbelly's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Barrelbelly (723) - - DEC 30, 2011
300 rating. 2008 version. Pitch black small head. Chocolate aroma with coffee, honey. Taste full chocolate with coffee, honey, bitter taste comes through but balanced. Sticky chocolate aftertaste. Warm alcohol finish. Pine, wood taste comes through as well. Complex and balanced taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (370) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
18cl bottle enjoyed @ Dangerous Bottleshares - WHLZBRZ edition, 2007 bottle thanks to Phredrik! Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma is chocolate, butterscotch, roasted malt, earthy, molasses and liquorice. Flavour is sweet. Full bodied, oily texture, soft to almost no carbonation. Finish is rich but a little one dimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (970) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle thanks to Phredrik the fuckin’ mannnn at Dangerous Bottleshares WHLZBRZ-edition. Thank you so much for sharing this gem buddy. 2007 bottle. Pours pitch black, no head. Aromas of butterscotch, fudge, dark chocolate, port wine, dust, earthy notes, sweet licorice. Taste is dark rich chocolate, roasty, caramel, port wine, malt, sweet licorice, light peat, dust.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1107) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2015
2007 (!!!!) Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares WLZBRZ edition thanks to Phredrik! Pours a pitch black with barely no head. Aroma is very chocolaty with milk chocolate, caramel, port wine, slight earth, roasted barley, lots of different chocolate notes, licorice. Taste is sweet, oily, sweet licorice, dark deep chocolate, dusty earthy finish. Maybe some old hops. roasty bitter and dark cocoa powder. Very little carbonation and a sticky, oily body. Thrilled to try this at last!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
altonbrownd (4591) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2015
11/2/2009 3:57:58 AMOn tap, both 2007 and 2008 at BBF. Solid black body with thin brown head. Very malty and chocolate nose. Just delicious. Flavour also of malts, coffee, chocolate. Just rolled down the throat like a sauced-up chocolate malt. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (2525) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle shared big thanks to Dan. Pours a deep dark brownish black without any head. Aromas of dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, and dark fruits. Taste is smooth and roasty. Although fairly one-note, this is really great for how old it is. I was expecting a de molen beer but was very surprised.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (5615) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Poured a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of deep dark roast, dark chocolate, and dark fruits. Flavor similar, more Americano zed than I would have expected, and gets a boost point for holding up for 8 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1813) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2015
2007 Bottle shared with mega thanks to Dan. Poured pretty much black with no head. Aroma sweet molasses caramel dark malts roasty grain. Min carb med bod. Taste sweet choc caramel dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jolo (1003) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle (Thanks Omhper) (2008 version) A black colour with a light brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, wood, chocolate, liquorice and dried fruit. The taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle: 2008 vintage. Huge thanks to Erik for trading me this 25cl beast. Thick, oily black pour with a creamy, fine-bubbled tan head that slowly forms moments later. Super robust aroma, could smell this as soon as I cracked the bottle. Molten fudge, chocolate cake, leather, bitter coffee grounds, anise, sweet blackcurrant, burnt caramel, brown sugar, a touch of smoke, heavily roasted malts just edging on ashy with a slight kiss of char. Flavor up front is full of silky, bittersweet dark chocolate. Like biting into a 86% cacao bar with wafts of coffee beans, roasted malts, & light anise following right behind. Lots of smoked barley, hinting with an underscore of leather, tobacco, & mild smoke, slightly reminiscent of Hair of the Dog’s Adam. Finishes with anise, dense fudge, light soy, burnt caramel, & bitter cocoa nibs. No oxidation, even with ~7 years on it. Delicious, with a creamy & smooth body. No bells & whistles, just a simple, amazing imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting. Hum, this one’s a bit over its time. One can still detect a decent dose of roasted malts and coffee, but it has faded and oxidation has kicked in through some port notes. Interesting nevertheless.

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