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Närke Kaggen Stormaktsporter

Formerly brewed at Närke Kulturbryggeri
Style: Imperial Stout
Örebro, Sweden
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.49   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2010
2006 bottle. Flossmoor Station RB tasting 2010. Pours a super dark syrupy cola color with a nice frothy tan head. Aroma is a bit oxidized, rich chocolates, dark fruits, christmas spices, bread pudding which is really kind of neat. Flavor follows, has that bread pudding rich spiciness, dark and milk chocolates, very smooth, great depth. I have no doubt that I would rate this higher on my next sample.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Enjoyed a 2006 vintage at the Flossmoor Station RB tasting, 1/16/2010: It poured a thick, dark brown opaque body with a smallish tan head. The aroma was chocolatey, smokey, dark fruity, coffee-y... nice. The flavor kicked it up a notch, intensified the flavors, and added vanilla and wood and a light spiciness to the blend. A treat, to be sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomer (2081) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 31, 2010
At a tasting, many many thanks DSG with something to end this difficult tasting on a high. treacly pour, small espresso like head, opaque very dark brown, aroma of rich chocolate cake, cocoa and soy sauce, flavour of dark chocolate, chocolate cake and a nutty presence, the flavours and aromas are not to siverse but intense and rich, mellow sweet and sour afetaste. Very very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2011 2007 bottle thanks to importer. poured black with a tan/copper head that stained the glass. aroma was rich and decandent with fudge, honey, and a dark fruit. flavor was much of the same profile as the nose. body was slick and oily. glad that i finally knocked the whale of the list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloth (2605) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Bottle from Marsiblursi, 07 vintage. Small brown head with good retention and some spotty lace. blackbrown murky appearence. Nose of choco, roast,faint smoke and dark fruits, lightly vinous. Full bodied, oily with a velvety mouthfeel. Dark/bittersweet chocolate flavors with notes of plums, raisins, gentle lumber, coffeeish hints and roast. Light bits of smoke and caramel as it warms. Big and rich finish. A solid Impy Stout but probably a bit overated. Trading with Andreas for this beer was probably the highlight of the expeirence. My first overseas trade and i was taken care of by one of the best. Thanks again Andreas. Hope we can do another trade sometime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3284) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2010
Tap at Boreft Bier Festival 2010, Bodegraven. Dark brown coloured ale with an chocolate, coffee, roasty and subtle hints of Bourbon-whiskey due the barrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BearsOnAcid (3) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2011 does not count
Black body, 1 inch of brown head. Aroma has a beautiful smoke and dark chocolate/coffee mixture. Heavily roasted malts and some ashiness. Barrel comes through very well. Charred oak and light caramel. The barrel is upfront in the flavor. It hides a lot of the depth and complexity that the base beer had. I don’t get as much of the sweetness and the ashy flavor is a little toned down. The alcohol cuts through that and leaves an acidic heavily roasted malt/coffee flavor on the palate. Lots of dark cocoa charred oak and light caramel. Creamy mouth feel with low-medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6734) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2011
bottle courtesy of Polly from Avenue Pub at Beer Bar Owner Gathering 2011, Good but falls victim of preconcieved notions. Notes of vanilla, dried fruits, light peat, licorice, pretty complex. Sample was about 2oz so i would love to try mote. Lighter mouthfeel than expected. Not sure of the year but good not amazing IMO

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yves (2500) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2011
Darkbrown coloured beer with almost no head and no carbonation visible. Roasted alcoholic aroma with some port hints. Full palate. Finish is soft bit malty roasted ending dry alcoholic. Very nice flavoured beer with strong aroma though soft balanced finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wim (3061) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2012
thanks to ompher dark brown black coloured body with a little off white head a roasted malty fruity spicy aroma a roasted malty little fruity little caramel sweet alcholic bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

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