Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 2011. Bottle from my cellar split with good friends. Served in an appropriate Narke tulip along side a 2007 Stormsaksporter and 2008 Kaggen! Stormaksporter...for comparison’s sake.
Looks like Kaggen!...black, oily, viscous, light tan head, thin collar, light lacing, wisps on top. Smooth booze, light smoke, some char, caramel, chocolate brownies, roasty malts, and oak. Well balanced sweetness and booze...exactly what I expect from Narke. Nothing but the best. The cognac is a little more pronounced on the palate then the nose. Char and smoke are less, excellent chocolate, wood, and caramel notes round things out. Nice dark chocolate boozy finish. Full, light carbonation, oily creamy finish.
Just as expected, simply excellent. I think this one is drinking nicely and the cognac notes are not too hot yet still there without a doubt. Wish I had another one, but alas, this is a very rare tick. A must-try if you ever get the chance.
tom10101 (3103) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (250 ml) @ Akkurat. Black with reddish reflects and a small fully lasting beige head. Aroma is incredible... super complex without being too heavy, cognac is present for sure along rich dark chocolate, molasses, roasted malt and nice fruitiness. Taste is a little less spectacular, but still world-class with cognac (not overpowering), dark chocolate, roasted malt, molasses and a nice mild lingering fruity finish. Full bodied, but not too heavy. Moderate carbonation. Wow! This one is really impressive. More complex than most of the very high abv RIS while being less than 10 % abv. The balance is nearly perfect. Great RIS!
JulienHuxley (3482) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Akkurat, shared with friends. Flat black pour. Aroma is so good. Right off the bat you get tons of deep but mellow cognac notes, nice rich dark chocolate, layers upon layers of roast grain and dark chocolate with gold cognac lacing. Taste is powerful but not aggressive, just slightly sweet (enough), nice cocoa, brandy, almost no alcohol. Palate is mouth coating and winey but never cloying. Terrific beer, finally a Stormakstporter that makes me believe the hype (the others have been (relatively) disappointing experiences).
ansalon (1619) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Akkurat, shared with friends. Pours black with no head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, cognac, muscovado sugar and some honey notes. Taste is chocolate and vanilla upfront that gives way to cognac and muscovado sugar. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth with almost no carbonation. Very well balanced!
Cool_Bond (1583) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oak, coffee, chocolate and raisins, soy, licorice. Good bitterness that fills the mouth a long time. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Linnet (1154) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 edt at a brewery tasting.
Lovely notes of raisins, Brown, slightly burnt sugar, vinous, roastiness is now very soft, some light licorice, chocolate and noticable cognac, very refined and appealing.
Black colour, small head that leves spiderleg-like residue on the glass.
Big sweetness, medium/soft bite, vinous and very complex.
Fullbodied, soft almost flat carbonation, long, complex, warming and slightly salty finish.
In one word great!
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in the Alvinne brewery, thanks Glen. Looking good for a kick off, black with tan head. Aroma turns it up to 11, roasted malts, chocolate, licorice and importantly awesome booze. Flavour is similar, cognac really comes through in the finish. Some wood. I’ve been treated here, thank you. It was a pleasure.
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the very best beers I have ever had. An amazing beer with a sturdy and lovely bitter roasty backbone flavored by the oak casks it has been matured in. I had this at Akkurat in Stockholm in 2013 (made for this excellent bars 15th anniversary). It is good to be alive, when you get to experience luxury like this!
hackobock (1725) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(#800) Bottle at Akkurat. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is cognac, oak, chocolate, vanilla, dark dried fruits. Taste is bitter chocolate, sweet dried fruits with vanilla, vinous. Meddium body, feels a bit thin for the style but this also makes it easy drinkable.
AndySnow (4084) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Cognac, alcohol, some vanilla.
Body: Full body oily mouthfeel, no carbonation.
Flavour: Alcohol, chocolate, cognac. A sweet aftertaste.
Comment: A good beer, but the alcohol is too evident and takes away a lot from both aroma and flavour.
solros (88) - stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Doftar staut tills Konjak och dov sprit doften tar helt över. Färgen är genom mörk med låg skum intill glaskanten. Smakar lent och fylligt men extremt spritigt. En öl för den som älskar Konjak i kombination med öl.