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Närke Kaggen Stormaktsporter

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

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RATINGS: 551   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Stout brewed with heather honey and aged on oak-barrels for 2½ months. Serve at minimum 14 dgs. Share the bottle. It was first brewed in October 2005 and ages well for several years. Beer is Art!

2005 version is 9%.
2006 version is 10%.
2007 version is 9%, released 2008-09-11.
2008 version is 9.5%, released 2009-09-17.
2009 version is 9.5%, released 2010-09-23
2010 and 2011 versions cancelled due to family issues.


PatBateman81's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle 2008 version, 0.3 taste 2007 version @ Närke Kulturbryggeri (Örebro, Sweden). *Hearty-rate*: the perfection in form of imperial stout. Drink it, period. *Rational-rate*: every time I have Kaggen! Stormaktsporter I never feel used to such a masterpiece. As I said to everyone: had many of the BIG IRS whales, like Black Tuesday, Darkness, Darklord, The Abyss, Eclipse, Dark Horizon, ecc., ecc., but this one tower above all. The reasons? Color is intense black, with a brown head like moka. But complexity starts from the aroma: you could never get enough of smelling, you touch something different every time. And difficult, extremely difficult to hive off single components. It’s burned sugar, molasses, apricot, oak, vanilla, plum, cherries, chocolate, coffee, syrup, spice, herbs. Bond between all that stuff is almost indivisible, even more in taste, it comes out an holistic property. Difficult to explain. But fact is, and could seem a paradox, separately from complexity, Kaggen! isn’t difficult to have, even though 25 cl is the best format, because hits directly the bull’s eye of senses without hesitation. You don’t need to be an experienced taster for appreciation and understand you’re facing something SO BIG. Moreover, it’s pointless making long analysis and list all flavors, since the best side it’s just the wholeness of such a full body; warms mouth and palate, in a great alternation between sweetness and bitterness (more the first) and the PERFECT balance of malts and hops. Herbaceous character, given by heather honey, isn’t invasive and oak aging as well. It’s ambrosia, no way. Breweries like Närke aren’t just their hype-geek productions, try other ones (cAmarillo, Örebro Bitter, and so on) and you’ll catch how they great could be as artisans. Long live HG and Berith.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (1660) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2016
2005 vintage bottle at Akkurat. Aroma has lots of chocolate, roast, tobacco and leather. Some light dark fruit notes with some faint bourbon and oak. Pours a very thick, motor oil black with a small, thick dark mocha head. Sheets of alcohol. Flavor has a medium light sweet chocolate note with some balanced roast. Some tobacco and leather with some oxidation. The oxidation works really well with the beer adding some light honey sweetness. Hints of dark fruit and licorice. Medium bitterness. A hint of the alcohol and oak. Mouthfeel is full bodied with a medium ow carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, this has aged beautifully. Great malt notes with hints of alcohol. Very lucky and thankful to have tried this.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
martin00sr (2450) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
2006 version.OhMyFukenGod. Pitch black. no head. Black berries and light cocoa aroma, slightly oxidised but in a good a way. Light Tobacco, sweet and jammy. Flavour has sweet black currant, light sweet licorice, sweet tobacco. Clear but well balanced alcohol. Perfect! Fuken perfect! Thanks MiP for dropping a FUKEN NEUTRON BOMB!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bamsen78 (4838) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy tan head. Clear aroma of malt, roast and chocolate, with hints of coffee and faint dusty touches. Sweetish, chocolatey flavour with notes of roast, malt, caramel and fruit and perfectly added coffeelike hints. Faint touches of nuts and fruit, perfectly complementing the absolute orgasm. Coffee-chocolate-lactose-estery aftertaste. Goddamn, I’d kill for a bottle of it!!!! Timeless. The absolute and ultimate wonder of the known world. I could just as well logg off RateBeer for ever now. Thank you, MiP. I am totally lost for words.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (12571) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle [huge thanks for this trade Jerohen!] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. 2006 bottle, so 9 years old. Very curious how this held up. Opque pitch black color, average to medium sized dark brown head that lasts for quite a long time. Aroma is malts, dark chocolate, oak, roasted malts. Taste malts, roasted malts, dark chocolate, oak, light bitter, lightly liquorice. Smooth texture, medium body, soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
Thx for sharing this benzai! Brewed december 2006. Sick. Black colour with a small brown head. Smells roasty, chocolate, coffee, quite a bit of liquorice, wood. Tastes sweet, roasty, slightly honey, ’honingdrop’ (Dutch kind of liquorice), slightly vanilla, moccha and chocolate. It’s probably past its prime but it’s still a great brew. Full body, soft carbo.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrepintado (2538) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 10, 2015
25cl thank to omhper. Thanks a lot Per! 2006 version. Color is dark. Thin brown head. Medium body, and spicy long finish. Medium sweetness. Medium to long bitterness. Aroma is fresh, chocolate, coffee, honey, grapes. Flavour is brandy, honey, wine, coffee, roasted, dried fruits, vanilla, wood, smoke.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gurthnar (4691) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
2007 bottle served at exactly 14C. Aroma lots of complex soft roasty notes, lots of chocolate, fruits, alcohol. Taste is almost flawless. Rich malty flavours, sweet, caramel, chocolate, biscuity. Very very tasty, sweet treat, excellent beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cuso (7433) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle kindly donated by omhper, huge thanks, man. Vintage 2007Almost black color with no head. Roasted malt, coffee, honey, whiskey in aroma. Taste, coffee, roasted malt, honey, dark chocolate, whiskey. Alcohol is present, but not in disturbing way. Very tasty beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (3008) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle shared by Cuso, many thanks. Pours brown color, no beige head. Aroma of blueberries, vanilla, honey, coffee, chocolate. Taste is sweet, dark berries, chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, sherry, honey. Very nice sweet coffe finish with dark fruits.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (5753) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting. Thnx for the awesome day, folks! This bottle was shared by gEUS. 2009 edition. Pours black, small grey head. Smell is bit sweet, some booze. Taste is oak, roasted malts. sharp bourbon like notes. Very dark, good mouthfeel and carbo. Bit boozy though. Very nice, but worth the hype ???? Its worth seeking out though - if one takes the price and rarity into no concideration.


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