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Närke Kaggen Stormaktsporter

Formerly brewed at Närke Kulturbryggeri
Style: Imperial Stout
Örebro, Sweden
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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2007
Bottle. 2006. Dark black color with a average, frothy to creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, dark chocolate, licorice, light vanilla, amazing look and smell. Flavor is just amazing, very complex and intensive, with a very good balance, moderate sweet and biiter long duration. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is lively to soft. Very very nice beer ;o))

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (31793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2007
UPDATED: APR 9, 2010 CBF07 sample poured by omhper from a bottle given by the brewer himself at the RB table. I’m extremely thankful for having had a chance to taste this. I had to go outside into the sunshine to enjoy this. By incident (well...) this was my tasting number 200 at CBF07. I had 7 more tastings after this, but it took me an hour to start sampling again. This beer will however conclude my RB postings from the CBF07. Ah well the beer :) : From 25 cL bottle. Pours completely black with thick brown head, very creamy. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and slight tobacco. A vague dried fruity note too. Flavour is first chocolate, then toffee sweet and this becomes a strong liqourice dominans. A soft bitterness lingering into the finish. Clear presence of alcohol, but only reasonable. It does give the beer an initial edge. Very thick, very fullbodied.10-5-9-5-18

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29828) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2007
[To celebrate my rating number 7500 - I choose the present number one beer, which I sampled at the RBESG 2006] A pitch black beer with a thick brown head. The aroma is very powerful with notes of malt, alcohol, chocolate, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is extremely sweet malty with lots of chocolate - bitter dessert chocolate that is, as well as notes of roasted malt, alcohol, and wood, also light notes of whiskey mixes in. The alcohol burns slightly in the throat. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 (Bottle 25 cl) Pours completely black and opaque with a handsome, dense light brown head. Complex, vinous aroma with sweetish, roasted malts. Very full body with a shipload of roasted malt and notes of dried and overripe fruits. And then oak of course. Discreet bitterness with the alcohol shining through. Extemely complex and pleasant from start to finish. 260806

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2006
Bottle at RBESG 2006. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of wood and vanilla. Roasted flavour of wood, chocolate and vanilla.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2006
Bottled. Oh my. If the Stormaktsporter was fabulous so is this. Pitch black colour and nice brown head, which leaves a bit lace. Aroma is so full of everything, roast, plum, raisins, licorace, some coffee and caramel. Also dark fruits. Flavour contains the same, and along to that a nice touch of wet burnt oak. This is totally awesome in any way. Still, I won’t give a 5.0, since I might find some better beer, but this is among the best there is!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19935) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2007 Re-rate bottled at Akkurat and at SMÖF. The flavours are now more mature and balanced. The silkyness of teh regular Stormaktsporter now combines well with all the attractive barrel induced flavours. It has grown one step further on bottles.
[Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm] Intransparently black, small pale brown head. Rich aroma of licorice and wood. Sweet with full body and concentrated flavour of coffee, tar, oak and whiskey. Salty finish with vanilla and chocolate as well as a fair amount of bitterness. The barrel character does not overpower the other flavours, making it more balanced than many other barrel aged beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle vintage 2005 from a blind tasting @ Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Pours a black color with a lovely tan head. Has a roasted malty aroma with lots of chocolate and coffee and some honey hints in the background. Also some hints of dark fruit. Sweet roasted malty thick mouthfeel of chocolate, coffee and some oak hints. In the background you have the honey flavor aswell. Finish is dry roasted malty with some hints of alcohol and some nice bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2012 30 September 2009
2007 Edition - On tap at Borefts I. Opaque black stout - very thick milk chocolate coloured head. Nose of chocolate and oak. Very soft palate due largely to the thick head! Rich sweet oaky malt. A little minerals. Traces of milk chocolate. Delicious and not over hyped - really deserves it’s reputation.

2008 Edition. Opaque black beer. Softish palate. Rich malt with light chocolate. Oaky sweetness. A real treat but edged out here by the 2007 Edition

25th September 2010.
Borefts Beer Festival II. 2009 edition. Opaque black beer with a little tan head. Lovely woody bourbon nose. Soft sweet vanilla oaky dark malts. Beautifully integrated bourbon. Minerals. Subtle coffee and chocolate. Incredibly well joined up. This beer deserves the hype and it’s status. Fanbleedintastic!

25th April 2009
2006 Edition courtesy of Harrisoni - big cheers Ian. Opaque black stout Rich chocolate malt - tastes barrel aged. Softish vanilla oak. Some licorice alcohol with a touch of red fruit. Finishes with a brandyish dark chocolate malt and a bittersweet dark chocolate aftertaste. Rich and rewarding!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013
2013-03-17, vintage 2007, 5 years old, 7-5-9-4-17=42
Pitch black color with brown head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, with some soap (disappearing later), dust, apples, oak cask. Full bodied, the mouthfeel is round and smooth; dark chocolate flavor, very rich, with an accent of oak; it still has a respectable sweetness; there is some liquorice and tar; correct bitterness, with some more roastiness in the final, and pleasant alcohol warmth.
Tasted in parallel with the same vintage of ordinary Stormaktsporter, the Kaggen clearly holds up to the age much better.

2011-10-16, vintage 2006, 5 years old, 8-4-9-4-17=42
Black color, with medium sized brown head, not persistent. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, whiskey; nice but less impressive than it used to be. Round body, smooth mouthfeel, with excellent chocolate flavor, followed by pleasant whiskey booziness that (compared to the 5 years old unoaked Stormarktsporter) provides the edge that the fading bitterness cannot provide; also some liquorice, tobacco and tar. Warming alcoholic final.
Very good but declining.

2009-06-16, bottle at Glenfiddich Warehouse N.68, vintage 2007, 10-5-9-4-18=46
The bottle is served too cold.
Black color; the creamy head reduces quickly. At first it has a nice cheesy aroma; then liquorice and some roasted malts and ashes; it evolves as it gets warmer; very late, there are traces of vanilla and paper, tobacco, alcohol and very light paint remover. The cheese crust is the best part for this kind of beer.
Very good body strength, the mouthfeel is oily but not sticky, extremely smooth; possessive chocolate and roasted malt flavor, with a minimal sweetness to complement it; some vanilla appears only late, creating a dynamic effect; the liquorice too can’t miss this appointment; the subdued alcohol presence is vibrating. The final sensation in the mouth is still full, turning maybe too much on the roasted malts for my palate, but expected; and there is some pleasant espresso touch too, and tobacco.
I remembered a more complex brew.

2007-05-08, bottle at Akkurat, 30€, vintage 2005, 9-5-10-5-19=48
Black ink color; creamy head. Huge and wonderful aroma: glue, chocolate, sweet coffee, Xerès and Porto wines, wax, black raisins; deep, complex. Full mouthfeel; incredible; mix of flavors: ashes, vanilla, tobacco, malt, sweet caramel, toffee, rhubarb candies, medium dark chocolate, creamy; hint of liquorice and traces of roasted malt; alcohol warmth. Simply wonderful….

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