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Närke Stormaktsporter

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
2008 version 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
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Sampled at the CCB/RateBeer/Pre-Hunah Tasting (Tampa, FL). Pours a rich blackish pour, darker with good brownish glowing edges, frothy tannish head. Laces small as a small head. Aromas are touches of coconut, vanilla, roast, coffee. Gentle roast, a touch ashy as we move on. Caramel, toffee, toast. Some barrel. Initial is fuller bodied, toffee and toast, touch of red fruit, coffee, some roast, toast, and pretzels. Cocoa, faint creaminess. Initial is middle is a touch sweeter, firm bitter and dry element comes on with roast, some hops, and gentle smokiness. Gentle wood, roast, toast, and cocoa. Pleasant flavors with nice smky element, dryness, and cocoa. Tasty. Thanks Timo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (14334) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle at The Big Stout Tasting, London - many thanks to Ken for providing this major player. Vintage 2008. Pours dark brown with a rich, brown foam head. Musty dark malt nose with burnt bread, wood and dark chocolate. Medium to big sweet flavor, lightly tangy, with burnt/ wet wood, strong earthy bitterness, dark baking cocoa, some meat. Full bodied with fine, chewy carbonation. Dark sugars on the finish, brownies, dark earth. Rich and full character. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5812) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2008 Bottle @ THE Stouts Tasting. Cheers to Ken for the pour! The appearance is deep brown with a tiny espresso head. The nose is huge roasty chocolate, rich coffee. Sweet, earthy toffee. Just a hint of dark fruit - raisins and plums. The taste is softly vinous, red grape, more raisin. Rich coffee cinnamon bun. Plenty of roasted chocolate malts. Burnt brown sugar. Mild soy sauce. Full, thick body, soft carb. Plenty of sugar. Overall, quite nice, but there’s a mild raisin-like tang to this that I don’t love. Still, quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5158) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 1, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very small sized head of frothy dark brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark brown colored body and a good lacing. The nice aroma was brown malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish roasted malt aftertaste. The deep flavor contained notes of roasted malt brown malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2671) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Poured at Borefts. Black. Small brown head. No lacing. Raisin and plums on the nose with big hints of molasses and chocolate. Sweet molasses taste. Big booze in the nose and throat. Not bad. Lots of sugary sweetness left on the lips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1718) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
’07 Bottle. Pour is dark brown, red edges, virtually no head. The nose is very big and rich with roasted malt and a ton of chocolate cake. A bit of alcohol with light smokey peat. Taste is very rich chocolate cake, notes of roasted malt and a touch of coffee rind. Full creamy body, lingering roasty bitterness in the finish and light malt sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
teddybeer (2807) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 25, 2012
[Thanks to oh6gdx]. 25cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a quickly dissapearing tan head, great viscosity while poured. Aroma has toasted and roasted malts notes, licorice, light alcohol, coffee notes. Flavor has notes of dark coffee, alcohol, bourbon, light cocoa notes, black chocolate, wooden hints. The final has notes of dark coffee with an excellent sensation and duration in the aftertaste. Very dense on palate, creamy and smooth. Light alcoholic sensation that is hidden by the coffee and black chocolate notes. Carbonation is low. Body is high. Texture is oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1420) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour...black with a thick tan head. Nose...dark molasses, burnt sugar and a little soy. Palate...velvety, coating and plush with dark chocolate and devils food cake leading the charge and sharing the ride with treacle, cocoa mass, baked brown sugar butter and a delightfully boozy aspect that carries across the whole of the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (4276) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
Draught at ÖÖWF 2012. 2009 edition on tap, next to the Kaggen-edition, also 2009. Aroma complex, dried fruit, raisins, coffee, fairly sweet. Taste coffee, dried froot, burnt notes without the sharpness. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Pours black in color with a small tan head. Opens up with roasted malt, a light char, and heavy chocolate and vanilla aromas. There is a lot of cocoa powder, toffee, and molasses as well, giving it a moderate sweetness. The flavor is well balanced with excellent vanilla, molasses, and toffee underneath all of the roast, chocolate, and coffee characteristics. Excellent body and mouthfeel as well.

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