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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
urbeer (40) - Lo, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2007 Bottle version 2006. Special thanks to Jack Pano from Sweden for bringing me this gift from the brewer. Pours a blacker than black beer with a solid brown to darkbrown head. The aroma is roasty with vanilla oak, coffee and fine chocolate and some notes of apples too. The appearance is simply superb with nice lacing. Flavour of slight peated malts, dark chocolate, coffe mokka, raisin bread and a hint of honey leaves this beer in a perfect balance. The use of noble hops comes out just enough in the taste but not overwhelming. The slight bitter aftertaste with notes of basterd sugar keeps on talking while some alocohol is well noticable but not attacking. N° 1, IMO a well deserved place and certainly not overrated at all and after all a superb brew and some left to stash away for quite some time :-) Nice to notice too that I am the 100rd RBian who rates this excellent beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Baltimorioles (40) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2010
The best beer I’ve ever had. Bottle of the 2006 served at Akkurat in Stockholm. Dark black color with small brown head. Smells sweet and of caramel, but the taste is balanced and not overly sweet. Smoky and earthy without being overpowering. Very smooth. Though high in alcohol, cannot taste it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bananamaniac (35) - Kristinehamn, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle at Bishop’s Arms, Karlstad, Sweden. This is art! Not bloody beer. Fantastic honey/toffee/chocolate flavor with unimaginary nice taste. This is not bollocks! You CAN’T have a better beer than this IMO. I won’t ever forget the wonderful taste, one can only hope to get the chance to taste it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
D_i (33) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2011
Bottle @ Man in the Moon (Stockholm) Heavy bourbon and honey aroma in the nose. This beer has been oak-aged and you can taste it. Small sweetness, perfectly balanced. Maybe the best dark beer ever made.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JavierAldea (31) - , SPAIN - OCT 2, 2011
Incredible mixed notes of vanilla, cacao toasted nuts & fumed oak. The biggest smoked palate sensation i never had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Barrabass (31) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2006
Dark brown color with a thick brown head. smell of cofee, yeast and nice oak tones. The taste is cofeey and vinous.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HELL666 (27) - Athens, GREECE - APR 7, 2012
Color jet black with rich brown head. Aroma: roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and light wood and alcohol, similar taste. Full bodied, very smooth, carbonation soft, bitter finish with long duration...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
olek (26) - København N, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2008
2006 version. Pitch black with a brown creamy head. Coffee, chocolate, fruit, wood and hops in perfect balance. So complex

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NilsHenrikBo (25) - Västerås, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle 2009 in tulip glass. Thick black, creamy thick head. Roasty balance chocolate aroma, dark fruit, vanilla. Hints of leather and tobacco. Balanced and long lasting taste with smooth finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
benhwilkinson (24) - Little Soudley, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2007
Bottle on sale at the molen in Bodegraven. Jet black in color almost like oil! Various flavors, chocolate, coffee, fruit. A lot going on!! A very complex beer. I did enjoy it but I preferred the Rasputin from the molen.

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