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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: 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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerGeekNutJob (3) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2011 does not count
Absolutly fantastic. Proud to have tried them all! Dark, rich, chocolate, raisins. Great smell, fantastic taste. One of the best I have ever tried!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
abergdahl (62) - SWEDEN - APR 6, 2011
This is perfection.. had the 2008 first then the kaggen.. two amazing beers..

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rasmus40 (11690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is powerful and sweet, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish. Great balance and very complex. Full bodied, soft and smooth. Brilliant. 090610

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dazz3 (1554) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2011
10/10 i mörkhet. Chokladig, rökig med en lätt doft av blåbär i doften. Söt, chokladig, maltig lite rökig och bärig i smaken. Otroligt krämig. Söt och maltig i eftersmaken.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle 250ml vintage 2009 @ TFODRBSG11, Ulfborg
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee , vanilla, oak and bourbon. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter. Body full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
chrisv10 (11338) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2011
#800 Rating. Denmark, Ulfborg tasting with J&C (in 2009). Thanks to the tremendous generosity of Jan and Charlotte I got to try this gem at the end of our tasting when we visit them for the first time. I can’t deny that I had very high expectations and really wanted for it to fullfill them. Did it ? Hell yeah ! 2006 Bottle, served in a wonderful de molen snifter. It pours pitch black, thick and oily in the glass creating a small but wondeful deep brown head. The wonderful raosted aroma, with the coffee and chocolate notes and a slight hint of vanilla, tar and wood. So complex and as it warms it becomes even better But nothing can prepare you for the taste that is about to follow. The roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, wood notes, soem distant ripe fruit. So many flavors , so wonderfully balanced together. What really amazes me though is how easily it drinks despite it’s ABV, you feel lie you can have (in my dreams) many many glasses, which is rarely the case with big Imp stouts. I can’t give it anythign but a perfect score and I really doubt that I will do this for another beer (certainly hope so though :D ). Added now (as the rating is from 2009). Having had this on many more occasions and in many vintages, my original rating hasn’t changed a bit. i wish I could drink this every day.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle 2008 version, 0.3 taste 2007 version @ Närke Kulturbryggeri (Örebro, Sweden). *Hearty-rate*: the perfection in form of imperial stout. Drink it, period. *Rational-rate*: every time I have Kaggen! Stormaktsporter I never feel used to such a masterpiece. As I said to everyone: had many of the BIG IRS whales, like Black Tuesday, Darkness, Darklord, The Abyss, Eclipse, Dark Horizon, ecc., ecc., but this one tower above all. The reasons? Color is intense black, with a brown head like moka. But complexity starts from the aroma: you could never get enough of smelling, you touch something different every time. And difficult, extremely difficult to hive off single components. It’s burned sugar, molasses, apricot, oak, vanilla, plum, cherries, chocolate, coffee, syrup, spice, herbs. Bond between all that stuff is almost indivisible, even more in taste, it comes out an holistic property. Difficult to explain. But fact is, and could seem a paradox, separately from complexity, Kaggen! isn’t difficult to have, even though 25 cl is the best format, because hits directly the bull’s eye of senses without hesitation. You don’t need to be an experienced taster for appreciation and understand you’re facing something SO BIG. Moreover, it’s pointless making long analysis and list all flavors, since the best side it’s just the wholeness of such a full body; warms mouth and palate, in a great alternation between sweetness and bitterness (more the first) and the PERFECT balance of malts and hops. Herbaceous character, given by heather honey, isn’t invasive and oak aging as well. It’s ambrosia, no way. Breweries like Närke aren’t just their hype-geek productions, try other ones (cAmarillo, Örebro Bitter, and so on) and you’ll catch how they great could be as artisans. Long live HG and Berith.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cool_Bond (1531) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2013 Perfection! The best Imperial stout I drank. Wonderful fragrance. Perfect taste. Long and sweet aftertaste. Sweden’s best beer? I can agree with. If you’re buying one that is 2006 vintage, as you should have. It’s the best. Bought my on Akkurat Bar in Stockholm. 345 SEK cost a bottle. Clearly worth it! Follow me @ Kung av öl / King of Beer @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bruer (1) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
Great beer. Every one should have one of those! Smooth and complex with vanilla and heavy malted body. Tried 2007 and 2009 but still got one bottle from 2006. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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