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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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ratman197 (12680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Small bottle 2008 poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brownhead. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, raisins, dates and molasses. Palate was medium to full bodied and smoth with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruit, light coffee and light oak with a smooth dry lingering chocolate bourbon finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
(Bottle, 2006 vintage) Pours a dark brown body with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, light smoke, bourbon, and chocolate. Flavor of vanilla, roasted malt, light licorice, wood, and bourbon.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christian (12554) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2010 Rating number 1000. December 2006 25cl bottle. Pitch black with a thick, creamy and long lasting light brown head. Intense aroma, oak above all, with much vanilla character. Plums, dates and figs. Some alcohol gives it some bourbon after a while, and portwine is also in play. The flavour has all that barrel character plus the full blown impy stout richness. Rather sweet but balanced by some hops, the dark malt bitterness and some alcohol. As it enters the mouth, oak and vanilla dominates, then comes some fruityness along with warming alcohol, and perfection is reached with the long lasting black aftertaste of espresso, charcoal, licorice and dark chocolate that sits in the mouth for a long time.
Hyped beers demand extra concentration when drinking, which in turn may give a great beer an even better rating because I pick up all of its complexity - my first Westvleteren 12 took an hour to drink, and this will also last. But they are hyped because of their qualities in the first place, and this beer is worth all the attention.

Re-rate same batch, March 2010: Has held up perfectly. Still the same balanced and complex beer. I’m not regretting the 5.0

2009 vintage at Boreft Beer Festival, October 2010: Much rougher and with much more Bourbon character, this was only a 4.3 experience. If you get your hands on a bottle of 2009, age it a bit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (12432) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (12371) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (11943) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2008 2006 bottle. Almost black color, with dark brown foam. Creamy aroma with dark chocolate, ash and roast. Thick bodied, but dryer as expected. initial alcohol is attacked by a flavor bomb, consisting of cream, roasted malt, loads of dark chocolate, ash, oak, beechwood and pineapple. Alcohol burn in the endless aftertaste. Complex and delicious beer, seems heavier than its promised 10% ABV. 8 4 8 5 17 = 4.2 2007 version, tap @ EBF 2008. Flower honey in the delicious aroma, combined with some oak. Licorice, honey and roast in the flavor. Lusciously sweet but still a great complexity. Licorice in the aftertaste. Again: excellent!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thewolf (11878) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle @ ChristianScheffel tasting. [thank you sooooo much, Christian]
[my 1800th rating]
Well... perfection is a 5.0 rating, and this certainly is!
[2006 vintage]
Looks fantastic, completely pitch black oil look. There is a slight ring of foam on the top. Aroma assault me directly. Wood, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, prunes and raisins. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is so fantastic, I can’t even describe it. There are so many flavours and everything is perfectly balanced. Cap said it well: "this beer stands on every edge known, but never, ever, falls into the ravine".

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (11555) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2006
courtesy of Per Samuelsson - dark black coloured with a little brown foam formed of big bubbles; robust and highly complex aroma: wood and licorice, roasted coffee, chestnuts, prune and a touch of alcohol; thick and slightly oily palate; full-bodied and with a strong but not overwhelming bitterness; very long bitter and salty coffeish aftertaste where more woody, cookie notes can be met along a warming alcohol touch - what a fantastic beer ! complex, powerful but never exuberant

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
Bottled (Thx Bierkönig for sharing). Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Roast, spice, apple, chocolate, light coffee and a touch of vanilla and barral. Very balanced nose. Flavour is as good as the aroma. Again the barralaging is quite subdued and balanced. Light cigar (Yes I like that flavour), sweetness, vanilla, spiced, roast and light chocolate. Balance, balance, balance. Flavours are very well adjusted to each other. Medium to full bodied. Chocolate, spice and vanillasweetness mingles in the perfect end. Reminds me a lot of the ordinary Stormaksporter, which I like as much as this. This for sure is a good beer.


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