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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: 552   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle. Super dark with a beige foam. Aromas are sweet coffee with soy sauce. Sweet, spicy and salty. Flavours are rich malts with chocolate and mollasses. Smoky with soy, liquorice and salt. Quite viscous. Powerful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 Many thanks to Per for hooking me up with a bottle of this beer. Pours dark brown with red hints and a light brown head. Smells of fruit, spices, chocolate, hints of oak and cherries, boozy in a complimentary way, caramel. Tastes of chocolate, dark fruit, hints of warming alcohol, lots of burnt coffee hints, caramel, dry oak, charcoal. Mouthfeel is oily and slick and the finish on ths one yields a nice oak character. I could easily drink this all winter if I were local to one of the places that sell it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtangaa (10) - Hvidovre, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2008
Tasted at EBF08. It’s dark, it’s heavy. Oily and bitter. Served a bit too cool, and with too little head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2014 Bottle RBESG 07 ... Deep Deep black ... rich malts rich and fruity little bit meaty ...thick syrupy rich malts lots of depth and character rich fruityness and lots of roast malts. 4.0

TK 2 Bottle at home ... Deep deep black ... rich roast malts ... rich chocolate and coffee ... not as viscous as Dark Horizon and not such an alcholic spirit burn ... deep fruit malts in amongs the roast. This is a great sized bottle to settle down with. A beer this nice should be small and slowly savoured.

This beer sums up all that i didnt like about RBESG (though it was still a great day) Bottle stored at home allowed to settle well, served and savoured over half and hour on a much cleaner palate. At RBESG i could see the potential of the beer but dont think the beer was given the respect it was due or the time needed to full apreciate and savour this beer. 4-> 4.3

Tk3 TOMS Ultimate Glasgow tasting ... On reflection and compaired to th other on the day , while this is still a stunning beer it didnt hold up for me to some of the others. 4.3->4.2

Tk 4 : Quick swallow at RBESG No notes but 4.1

TK5 Draught at EBF Copenhagen 08 ... Deep black ... toffeee roat malt nose ... rich tofee ... sweet molasis ... rich sily and smooth ... little tobacco ... little honey 4.1

Interesting that its higest rating was in the Comfort of my own home. I do find that i tend to enjoy my beers more when im relaxed at home, not frantically looking at whats comming next at a tasting or beer festival

Tap at De Molen event .... 2007 version... Nice sweet chocolate nose ... soft smooth chocolate ... loads of toffee ... little hop ... very chocolaty

Tap at De Molen event .... 2008version... much less chocolate ... little meaty ... good depth ... toffee ... little chewie ... soft and smooth... bottle at home ... home tatsing 280111... very booozy bourbon ... rich malt nose ... sweet malty roast ... toastyed malts ... gain little bourbon ... nice ... but too much 4.0

bottle at home ... home tasting 250111 ... 2006 vintage ... deep raisins and plums ... rich dark toffee nose ... dark malts ... soft bourbon ... dark raisins ... nice but not stunning 4.0

bottle at home.. 2008 ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... soft meaty malt .. gamey nose ... dark sweet roast .. meaty malts ... rich soft malt roast ... dark sweet malts ... juicy roast ... soft fruits ... big berry fruits ... nicve .. so going 4.1 .. held up nicly

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 28, 2008
bottle. very dark with an orange thin head.. smells great, dark fruit- a lot of figs and strawberry. taste- sweet berry -blackberry with toffee & cocoa. lingering sweet berry. 4 9 7 4 16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2443) - 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
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2010
2006 bottle shared by the Tampa crew. Such generous guys. Black pour with thin brown head. I wonder if this aged a bit more than it should, because some oxidation showed, but not really in a bad way. Chocolate, roast, coffee, toffee, caramel, and grain. Some molasses. Full palace. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Acquired in a trade with bosse 2006 Version A: Pours a nice dark rich black with a small brown head. Some okay retention with just a few spots of lace. S: Lots of roasty, dark chocolate, coffee, and mild oak. T: Roasty and chocolaty up front. Coffee in the middle with hints of oxidation and coconut showing through. There is a nice malty sweetness that is nice without being too sweet. The oak is rather mild and can be picked up in the finish. M: Medium in body, smooth and easy drinking. D: Pretty good. Really look forward to the 2008 bottle I have on the way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomer (2905) - 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

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