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Närke Kaggen Stormaktsporter

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


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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3003) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (5215) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1776) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (4734) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
Draught at ÖÖWF 2012. 2009 edition on tap, next to the un-oak-stored edition, also 2009. Aroma, winy, sherry, more fruity and sweet than the other version. Seems like the flavor is more complex and mature, not necessarily good. Taste: mature plums, mature grapes, madeira. A LOT rounder and sweeter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fackbesokare (13) - - OCT 13, 2012
2007 version at AKKURAT vintage cellar. Cocklat flavour is persistent mixed with coffe. Unctuous petrol, improves with temperature. I have deleted it finaly from my whislist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
metalgdog (1) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2012 does not count
2008 vintage served at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà in Rome. This is almost a religious experience being able to finally try Kaggen. Pours an intense dark hue with a two inch brown head and good lacing. Immediately get a big whiff of chocolate, vanilla and oak. Very aromatically pleasing. The taste follows the nose with roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Just a wonderfully smooth integration of all the elements as you sip on this and it feels as great in the mouth as going down. The worst part about this beer is that it comes to an end after 25cl. An absolute classic brew that I am grateful to have tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swans (128) - FRANCE - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle 2007. Oily stout with a thin head. Chocolat aroma with licorous and fruity hints. (Cocoa, banana, Orange peel) a really special oporto and chocolat aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gunnfryd (13341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle 2007 version. Thx to Beer3000. Beast of borboubon on the speakers. The bottle was opened. Black colour wih a tan head. Big expactation. Lovely aroma of coffee,licorice, malt, hop, oak, fruit. Flavour is is cocos, coffee, heather, honey, alcohol, vanilla. Easy drinkable world class beer. Lovely.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2012 2007 bottle, Levi, you are the man. Pour is thick black oily pour with thin but lasting tan head. Aroma brings notes, of big sugary honey, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, slight anise, molasses, caramel, some nice dark fruits with rum soaked raisins and plums, really nice. Taste is thick dark chocolate, roast, ashy anise notes, touch of molasses, on the front, leading into some rum and oaky raisin and fruits with some slight fig, touch of oak, slight spicy and floral honey in the middle with a hint of vanilla, touch of chocolate, finishing fairly roasted, bitter, slightly sweet from the honey and some floral and spicy notes round it out. Thick through the palate, a bit harsh on the carbonation but not too bad, definitely pushes the tastes through. This is world class for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2012
[Bottle] purchased at the football pub in Rome. Pours a clear black with a creamy tan head that slowly dissipates. The aroma has a surprising amount of crystallized, floral honey, light roast, very light barrel, and chalky malt. The flavor has a little more balance. The honey is strong still, lots of floral notes, stronger barrel character than you would think on the aroma, toasty on the back end, and the finish lingers with a little bit of everything there. Nicely complex, but the main thing about this beer is the balance. the aroma is a little less so, but the flavor is stunning. The palate is a touch thin, especially for an imperial, but the alcohol only makes a very light appearance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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