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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: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Macegan75 (743) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2013
2006 bottle at Akkurat. Pours jet black with nice creamy brown head. Aroma is beautiful mix of raisins, molasses, black malt, and sherry. first sip is pure heaven with notes of honey, mild coffee, black strap molasses . this is the most drinkable imperial stout I have ever had. the finish is dark and milk chocolate. amazing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Bottle poured into a glass, dark brown with espresso head. Extremely well balanced stout. Cocoa nib and honey with a nice oakiness

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duntoyou (104) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2013
@ hanndbryggeriets ølfestival. black With big brownish head. aroma is powerfull and well balanced of coffee, chokolate and all the other good shit thats in a proper imperial stout, palate was Perfect, really enjoyable and a truly great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ianhuntley73 (21) - - JAN 21, 2013
250ml Bottle 2005 Vintage 9% abv. It pours pitch black, thick and oily in the glass creating a small but wonderful deep brown head. The wonderful roasted aroma, with the coffee and chocolate notes and a slight hint of vanilla, tar and wood. So complex and as it warms it becomes even better But nothing can prepare you for the taste that is about to follow. The roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, wood notes, some distant ripe fruit. So many flavors , so wonderfully balanced together. I’m very fortunate to have 4 more bottles in the cellar.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle at The Stout Tasting, London - huge thanks to Ken for sharing this bucket list beer. Vintage 2009. Pours black-brown with a creamy, brown foam head. Similar aroma to the regular version, with the addition of some vanilla notes, plenty of dark chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with bitter cocoa, definite alcohol notes, earth, further dark chocolate. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with more dark chocolate, brownies. Deep and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5466) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
The 500th rating of this beer! 2009 vintage @ THE Stouts Tasting. Cheers to Ken for supplying this top want! The pour’s deep brown with a small khaki head. The nose is deep, earthy sweet chocolate. Charred oak wood, a bit of vanilla. More earthy, roasted aromas. You definitely smell the barrel treatment in this beer. The taste is sweet vanilla and chocolate cake. Strong charred woodland. Thick, rich toffee and burnt sugar. Bitter, slightly hot finish. Full body, though not smooth or supple. Overall, a really nice, full-bodied imperial stout. Tasty indeed. The finish is a bit ragged, which brings it down a notch. On this showing, I prefer the older Konjaks version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (8454) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at THE stout tasting - part 1. Thanks Ken! It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is rich roasted malt, dark honey, oak, vanilla, toasted coconut, dark caramel, fudge and coffee. The taste is roasted malt, toffee, pretty big alcohol kick, honey, chocolate, earth, toasted coconut, touch of spice, vanilla, residual sweetness, salted caramel, tobacco and some pepper with a warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel (but not cloying). Really well balanced. Perhaps not as smooth as I had hoped, but a delicious beverage nonetheless.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2797) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Little bottle from 2007, Wow!!!!!! Thank you Brent!! Pours thick dark coffee black unclear with a beautiful cinnamon cocoa head, smaller. Aroma brings bready yeast and some sweet chocolate and vanilla blended well, you can tell it has some age on it. The flavor brings some sweet vanilla and ends with some bitter roasted malts on solid body, but not a huge body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 1, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very small sized head of frothy fine to large sized dark brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque and a fair lacing. The aroma was vinous and bourbon. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish roasted malt aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of dark black malt roasted malt bourbon dark malt and hops. A wonderful best in class brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1658) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
07 bottle. Pour is dark brown, almost black with red edges and a tiny bit of tan large bubbled head. Nose is nice, same rich chocolate cake as stormaktsporter, maybe more, and hints of bourbon and wood. Taste is rich, dessert like, creamy full body. Rich chocolate cake and bourbonn blend together adding notes of charred wood. Not sweet but adds some malt berery flavors in back finishing semi dry. My favorite of the 3 I tried.


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