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Närke Konjaks! Stormaktsporter

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


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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Limited (brewed once). Brewed exclusively for Stockholm Beer bar Akkurat’s 15th anniversary. Brewed in March 2010. 112° Plato. Matured on oak casks for 10 months, 5 of them on Cognac casks. Bottled on December 1st 2010. Pre-released fromkeg at Borefts Beer Festival 2010.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - OCT 2, 2012
On tap @Borefts fest 2012. Pours totally black with a tiny brownish head. Aroma is quite light, mostly caramel sweetness and roasted barley. But taste is awesome, very elegant and complex. Aftertaste has a good pack of hop bitterness with a sweet hint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at Borefts 2012, Bodegraven. Pours oily black with a creamy, brown head. Rich bitter chocolate nose, soft roasted malts. Medium sweet flavor, rich chocolate, some dark raisins, soft smokey wood. Medium to full bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Faintly warming to finish with full and rich dark, bitter chocolate, light roast. Just unbelievably drinkable. The character is really well realised, and I can’t recall many imperial stouts that drink as effortlessly as this one. A top beer of the festival.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2434) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at Borefts 2012. Solid oily black with a golden brown head. Aroma is cognac, chocolate, wood. Oily mouthfeel, smooth on the palate with some wood and booze on the finish. Taste is cognac, oak, toffee, coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Keg @ Borefts 2012. First beer of the festival! The pour’s a deep, thick dark brown with a tiny tan head. The nose is soft bruised apple, sugar-coated wood, ketchup, umami. The taste is roasted wood, big syrupy chocolate. More yellow apple and plenty of sweet cognac. Dry, smooth finish. Very oily and viscous. The body’s big, but not boozy or menacing at all. The texture’s oily, luxurious. Smooth and dangerously easy to drink. Soft carbonation. Overall, wow, a great beer. Subtle flavors presented in wonderful harmony. Not over the top, just delicious. Imperial stouts don’t need to be boozy bombs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6367) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2012
at BBF 12.. no real scent, no foam, nice heavy mouthfeel, litle carbonation. nice, balanced, but to me not woth the hype, at all .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (11405) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Draught. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma: cocoa, roast, cognac, oak, liqourice, coffee and then some. Flavour: Cocoa, roast, caramel, coffe, grass, alcohol, oak. Full bodied. Ends roasted bitter with an oaky twist. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (5565) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
Cognac and alcohol come through in the aroma. Very thick, it really coats the tongue. Warming taste of cognac and bitter tar leads to a bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
On tap at Borefts. Poured dark and syrupy, aroma is of heavy fruit and liquorice. Flavour is heavy and roasted. Like trying to drink treacle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Idiosynkrasie (6524) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2012
On tap at 4th Borefts. Pitch black colour with thick, reawakening, lacing, brown head. Complex sweet dark malty aroma with notes of vanilla, smoke, roast, wood. Taste is even more complex, chocolate and honey siruppy sweetness with harmonically corresponding roasty, smokey, woody and vanilla notes. Full body, oily palate. Un-be-fuckin’-lievable!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8210) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
Just as with pretty much everyone else this was my first beer @ Borefts 2012 // 2010 Draft vintage. Half a tasting glass pours, this pours rather viscous almost syrup-like, impressive. Pitch black, little in the way of a tanned head. Smells is oily, smoked almost going over touch peated, some licorices, thick, mocha dark fruits. This prunes, licorice almost seaweed and turf like notes in the flavour, tad bitter, thick oily roast, viscous, bitter sweet, sweet small touches of bitter and warming cognac in the back. Solid sludgy with quite sludgy carb. Damn fine beer but comparable equally good stuff is out there. Lovely to try and damn mighty fine tick. Probably too high expectations no beer can live up to - not really the beers fault.

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