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Närke Konjaks! Stormaktsporter

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2010. Pours a pitch black beer with a firm chocolate head. The aroma is roasted, sweetness, coffee and some licorice. The flavor is roasted, wood, sweetness, some licorice and notes of smoke. The palate is roasted with sweetness and smooth. Overall a beer close to perfect. Nice balance, good complexity and a nice experience.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Thanks to Darren (lagomsweden) for sharing this gem. Pours deep brown with a finger thick dark tan head. Huge wonderful nose of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is incredibly smooth and balanced with the same influences as the nose, with the addition of a long and lasting finish, ending in what seems to be toasted marshmallows. A huge treat. Thanks Darren!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kermis (6844) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2011
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Bottle at Akkurat, Stockhom. Pours black with dark tan head. Aroma of cognac, chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Flavor matching with a super smooth mouth-feel. Near perfect beer. (Rate offline 2011/04/21)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Furseth (2021) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle @Akkurat Stockholm: Black Oily colour with a brown head. Aroma is dominated of vanilla,raisins, cognac, dark chocolate,wood. Flavor had a surpicelingly smooth mouthfeeling of caramelly,vanilla,raisins, dry fruits.Big body and a longsmokey/alcy finish! Werry nice this one!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grevling (2) - NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012 does not count
Tasted at haand festival in drammen. One of the best beers ive ever tasted. Well balanced, great color. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sigmund (5695) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012
On tap at HaandBryggeriet Beer Festival, Drammen. Pitch black colour, brown head. Lovely complex aroma, cognac, oak, vanilla, roasty notes (coffee, liquorice). Excellent flavour, medium sweet and distinctly roasty, notes of cognac, oak, coffee, caramel and liquorice. Top notch!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2013
At Akkurat. Pours black with a small tan head, quick to leave. Smell is surprisingly fruity. Bit of ashy roast. Taste smooth sweet coco powder with a sweet cognac finish. Bit of tangy red fruit, good barrel presence still after 3 years. Mid to full bodied, you can taste alcohol but don’t get much of a burn. Very well balanced. Well done. I think this lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (2071) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2012
Vilken lycka. Äntligen fick jag smaka denna välbalaserade portern där sötma, beska och syrlighet framkommer i perfekt symbios. Smak och doft av vanilj, kaffe, choklad, honung. En aning syrlig och vinös. Oljig och krämig med kraftig eftersmak av choklad.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (5246) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2012
Draught @BBF’12: 2010 Vintage: Small brown thin lacing on top of a black colored beer. Hmm.. the nice mix of Konjak barrel aged and roasted imperial stout tones reach the nose and make one’s mouth water. Smell the Konjak and roasted barley malts, but also some peat, syrup, dried dark fruits, some smoke. It’s thick and complex. Taste is good bitter with notes of Konjak, roasted barley malts, liquorice, creamy, earth, a hint of peat and smoke, thick and well balanced. Good bitter, sticky and roasty grassy, liquor(ice) and thick aftertaste. Low carbo, creamy oily mouthfeel, full body and a oily creamy texture. Absolutely a lovely brew! Very smooth balanced, deep and tasty!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stoutpark (16) - ITALY - JAN 13, 2013
In bottle @Machesietevenutiafa VISUAL: Dark and obscure brown color with a beige head. AROMA: Raosted malt, coffee and wood. Well balanced notes of oak and cognac which gives a special sense to this beer. Final touch of fruity at the end. TASTE: starting with a medium sweet of the malts and continuing with a long lasting bitterness. I literary loved this version of stormaktsporter hope i will have the chance to try it again.

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