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Närke Stormaktsporter

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100
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Formerly brewed at Närke Kulturbryggeri
Style: Imperial Stout
Örebro, Sweden
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2008 version released 2009-09-17.
2009 version is 9.5%, released 2010-09-23.
2010 and 2011 versions cancelled due to family issues.


gunhaver's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2010
Bottle, courtesy askofficerfriendly. A nice start to Dark Lord weekend for sure, thanks Greg. Pours black with hazy tan lacing and a mild head. Nose is big on dark fruits, with a hint of roast present somewhere through the thick, sweet caramel and dry acrid tones of slight ash. Flavor has a lot of the same going on for it, with a hearty dose of nuts and toffee, as well as chocolate and coffee notes. Full-bodied, drinks real nice and real easy. A lovely beer, and a nice change of pace from the usual roast bombs from the states (which I also adore).


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1063) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
Thanks to Owen for sharing 250 ML bottle 2008 bottle Black pour, touches of ruby. Just a slight amount of head. Off white color. Nose is slight oak, chocolate, prune, stewed licorice, and char. Brilliant nose. Quite complex. Taste reflects the nose but add in more oak and add in coffee. Bold and complex beer. Far bigger than the 9.5% leads onto. Big time sipper. Tip top stuff

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Thanks to Joey for the share. A bit like it’s brother or sister beer, the bourbon isn’t super notable in Kaggen but it does shade over a little bit of the fruitier elements of the base beer. Really good stuff, and like Kaggen I’d probably give it a higher score if my pours had been more than 3 or so ounces.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Rated on 4-28-2012 at Fort Wayne, IN Gathering. This beer, courtesy of jsquire, was poured into a snifter and has a very small head, opaque dark brown body, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, molasses, chocolate, coffee, smokey, dark fruits, and some alcohol. The flavor is sweet, molasses, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and smokey. The mouthfeel is soft and this beer is medium bodied. Wow! What a great tasting beer! It is a complex and a sipping beer at its best! I couldn’t get enough of this beer! It is more than worth trying and a beer that I want to drink again!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (79) - GREECE - APR 10, 2014
2007 bottle at Bishops Arms Gamla Stan, Stockholm. Pitch black color with a nice beige head. Aroma is roasted malt with chocolate, dark dried fruits like plum, vanilla, wood and a lot of olives. Taste is sweet, almost the same as the aroma with the addition of coffee. Full body, sticky with soft carbonation and bitter and alcoholic finish. I think that the 2008 bottles that I tried three times in the past (at Olrepubliken Goteborg) were better! I would rate them with a 5!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrepintado (1399) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 17, 2014
25cl bottle thanks to omhper. 2008 bottle. Cheers Per! This is my #1000 rating so I thought this would be a great opportunity to drink this beast. Ok breathe in, breathe out. Color is perfect. Dark as hell, with a nice thin beige head. Body is creamy but more lively than I was expecting. Finish is huge. Taste is medium to high bitter, low sweet. Aroma is liquor, chocolate, coffee, wood, alcohol and fruits.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ The Bishop´s Arms Stockholm .. vintage 2007… It pours pitch black with a small beige head….. coffee, dark sweet dried fruits, alcohol, licorice, vanilla.... Very nice beer!! loved it!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2005 bottle shared with Nelson, Winter of 2008.
Viscous, jet black pour shows off some faint deep mahogany brown tints on the edges. A small but respectable amount of deeply burnt beige head is somewhat retained, especially given the age (and size of the bottle). Very little sediment on the bottom....
Fantastically strong aroma showcases all the vinous fruitiness, black licorice and dry roastiness I look for in stouts. Not a chocolate-fudge bomb and very mild with the hops. Hints of light oxidation play on the end, drying the roasted barley notes considerably, and giving a light bready/crustiness. No alcohol noted whatsoever (probably masked by the huge amount of dark fruitiness and charred roast). This is, IMHO, the ideal abv for the style.
Soothing, creamy, luscious mouthfeel is the first thing that comes to mind. Despite the relatively low carbonation, it never gets watery. A good amount of roasted barley up front followed by soft, caramelized sugars and deep, rich base malts. Prunes, red wine, moderate vanilla notes and light coffee suggestions are all perfectly melded and balanced. I like Fiuljins suggestion that this is "really well mixed together". Light hop bitterness, some crackery/bready hints of oxidation and little alcohol noted. Really nice stuff, malty and rich but not underattenuated or cloying. Glad I didn’t wait any longer to drink my bottle, as I don’t think this is gaining anything with more age. I assume from the bottom of the bottle, lower head retention and preliminary signs of oxidation, that this is filtered, even if only lightly so. If so, that’s still one hell of a mouthfeel and very impressive. Could use a touch more length on the finish, though, flavor-wise.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle 0.25l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Vintage 2006. Originally rated 25112011. Colour is black with very small brown head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, some fruits, chocolate, sweetness and roasted malts. Fabulous.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle, shared with Mathieu87. In ’The Bishop´s Arms’ Malmö. Taken from notes. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: coffee, some dried fruits, some alcohol. TASTE: some liquorice, vanilla, dried fruits, alcohol. Very good beer!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stecken (174) - SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle 2008 at Smöf 2013. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma and taste is chocolate, dried fruits, coffee, vanilla. Full body, lovely mouthfeel, long sweet finish.


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