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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: 554   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
A: The pour is thick and pretty much black as night with a small, creamy mocha colored foam. S: Rich aromas of chocolate, coffee, honey, vanilla, and black cherries. There’s a slight floral note to the beer as well which probably comes from the honey. The oak really imparts some incredible aromas to this beer, and I just can’t stop smelling it. T: Much like the nose, this one has plenty of barrel character. There’s quite a bit of vanilla, a noticeable charred oak flavor, and a light smokiness. The chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and dark fruits really come through on the palate as well. M: The carbonation is very low, but that works well with this beer and it doesn’t feel syrupy. It’s quite viscous and creamy and really feels smooth on the tongue. D: A really fantastic beer which I wish was more easily attainable. I would gladly enjoy this one several more times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2008
Special thanks to hopscotch for saving a slice of this even though we were running late for the tasting. Dark brown, muddy. Rich, tarry, boozy aroma. Tarry body, too, hot, woody with thick chewy malts. The added boozy, woody notes of the barrel interferes with what was otherwise a wonderfully malty beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (15578) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 Rating nr. 1000. (2006 version) First of all. This beer is not overrated in any way. This beer has the excact same "amount" of complexity as Westvleteren 12. It pours pitch black with creamy brown head that lasts & drags a very handsome lacing. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla , wood/oak. So smooth (velvet-like) & soft. Palate is oily & thick. Everything is perfect! My god, this makes me go for another 1000 ratings! Rerating March 2010: 2006: Had to give it a notch down. From 4,9 - 4,7.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
chrisv10 (15518) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle from FOneFan. Black with small brown head, Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice, vanilla, bourbon, hops,bitter, balanced and complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2016 Bottle. Very nice creamy vanilla aroma. Black colour, small head. The flavour is a lot like aroma, vanilla, wood, cream. Low carbonation and a soft, even silky mouthfeel. This was very nice. 10 5 9 5 19

2006 bottle, 10%. Vanilla aroma. Black colour. No head. The flavour is still creamy with some vanilla. Still mild carbonation, perhaps a little low, but nice enough. Has some alcohol bitterness. Roasted and nice. 9 5 8 5 19

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2010 Botttle at Københavnske Øldage 2007. Thanks to the guys from the Mikkeller stand (Jeppe, Mikkel, Kristian...). Chokolate, dark chokolate, roasted, coffee, licorice, wood, oak, very very smooth. Some of all the sharp licorice in the ordinary stormaktsporter has disappeared............I just had it again, this time in Stockholm at Glenfiddish Warehouse No.68. So I am now gonna uprate it. Not much to add to flavour or aroma, just want to note some light sweetness and some vanilla. And say, I still love this beer !!........Re.Re.Rate:(Vintage 2009 as: Närke Kaggen Stormaktsporter Bourbon Barrel) Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2010. Pitch black - brown head. High bourbon, coconut, vanilla, light milkey, fruity, licorice, burned, light coffee notes. Too much bourbon. (7/5/7/3/15)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2011
2009 bottle shared by Drowland. Thanks for letting me try this! Pours oily black. Nose is complex mixture of roast chocolate, vanilla, bourbon barrel, coconut and roast coffee. Taste of roast chocolate, smoky malts, honey, coconut, burnt vanilla beans, roasted pecans and bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (14664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Vintage 2008. Bottle sent from teorn88 (thanks so much, Matteo!) – been trying to hunt one of these down for several years now! Pours jet black with a very small tan head. Nose brings out lots of woody oak, roasted malt, and maybe some dry powdery cocoa. Flavour is fairly complex, with lots of oak and wood, medium roasted malt, and maybe some dried overripe fruits. Very woody and oaky, which are the flavours that dominate. Extremely soft palate, with low carbonation – no hint of oxidation. This is surely excellent, but number 1 in the world? A treat to have, but this is massively over-hyped.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (14269) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gunnfryd (14181) - 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.

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