Nisse666 (6651) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at ÖÖWF labeld "Svensk Ek" - checked with Berith so OK;) cons 2012-11-16 Örebro
AR: chocolate, coffey, scottish butter fudginess, creme caramel
AP: pitch black thick fluid, wee creme Brown head
F: heavy dark chocolate, roasted coffee, honey sweetnees, warming feeling, wee grainy
hirigalzkar (3020) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a small and long lasting golden head. The aroma has got heavy bourbon notes. Or... Its liqouresque, but without that sweet vanilla thing going on. Some porter sourness. And coffee beans. Taste: Sour in a more vinous than porteresque way. More of that not so sweet bourbon... Coffee. Butter. Smooth. Overall: Not as complex as I would have hoped for. I understand that this beer isn’t trying to be balanced... but I would personally have liked some more sweetness to lighten things up.
finol (3218) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle "Svensk ek!" at Man in the Moon.
Pours heavy black with a rather smal brown head.
Aroma of bourbon and lightly rosted coffee.
Smooth mouthfeel with light porter tartness. Taste of red berries, chocolate liqoure and cacao powder.
Scopey (13309) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Man in the Moon, Stockholm. It pours jet black, with a thick, rocky tan head. The nose is rich chocolate, roasted malt, toasted coconut, blackcurrant jam, hint of balsamic vinegar, oak, roast and salted caramel. The taste is rich espresso coffee, strong oak flavour, dry, roasted malt, slight acidity, dark fruit/berry, soy sauce/balsamic, and bitter, chocolate, with a dry, woody finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Flavoursome and well balanced. Another great Imperial stout from Närke!
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a dark brown/black, light tan-colored head.
S - Classic Narke Stormaktsporter base with a mix of smoke and oak. There’s a lot more smoke then I thought there would be, but it work. Chocolate, oak, smoke, roast, and toffee. Really good stuff.
T - The oak is easily detectable, but not overpowering. Roast, chocolate, oak, toffee, and light expresso. Basically Stormaktsporter mixed with a dose of smoke and oak. The smoke is not on the level of the Rausch Kaggen!, but it’s there for sure.
M - Medium to full, soft and creamy finish, so good.
O - I am a huge fan of this beer. Better then the Cognac but not quite as good as the Kaggen!. Somewhere in the middle of all that awesomeness. Want more...plz thx!
50belair (3499) - Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. A huge thank you to my friend in the "cool" cat t-shirt. Joan Jett black pour with a dark mocha colored head. Classic StormaktsPorter fudge and caramel aromas with boozy Cognac highlights. Nice lacing. Fantastic body and mouthfeel. Smooth warm boozy overtones with sublime chocolate, fudge, and carmel notes with undercurrents of dark roasted malts and expresso. Wonderful balance with enough bitterness from the roasted malts to offset the sweet chocolate/fudge/caramel characteristics. Another gem from the crew at Narke....
Earlier Rating: 9/30/2011 Total Score: 4.4
Bottle shared with the District posse. Joan Jett black pour with a mocha head. The nose is fabulous with that classic Stormakporter fudge and undercurrent of oak, dark roasted malts and caramel. Bold dark roasted malts, fudge, vanilla, all kinds of wood, and brewer’s licorice notes. Just another insanely awesome beer from the Swedish master’s that I was lucky enough to try..............
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Small (250 ml?) bottle at 3 Små Rum.
Labeled "Närke Svensk Ek! Stormaktsporter - Macrök 2".
2009 edition, 9.5% ABV, sampled on March 6, 2012 with gnoff!
Pours black, thick tan head. Aroma of dates, oak, smoke, whiskey, molasses. Smoky sweet, dates/raisins, bread pudding, creamy and smooth! Thick viscous mouthfeel with chocolate and molasses on the aftertaste. Delicious!
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, Macrök 2) Pours black with a dark brown head. The aroma holds balanced whisky and deep roast up front with undertones of vanilla, ligh smoke, honey, flowers, dark syrup, Tart coffee, soap, tart chocolate and light fruits. The flavour is light to medium sweet, near medium bitter and tiny acidic. Tones of dark chocolate, honey, whisky, wood, vanilla, light toffee, light fruits and balanced (English) hops. The mouthfeel soft, round, creamy and velvety with a light to medium carbonation. Balanced, hoppy, roasted and wooden finish. Medium to full bodied.
_angst_ (4654) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 250 ml bottle bought @ The Rover. Labeled Stormaktsporter Svensk Ek Macrök 2. Pours oily pitch black with a chocolate brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is sweet and tiny sour with roasted malts, chocolate, honey, whisky, wood, peat, smoke, tar, vanilla and hints of lemon zest. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter and tiny sour with bitter chocolate, honey, golden syrup, roasted malts, dark dried sweet fruits, pumpernickel, whisky, peat, wood and hints of minerals. Mouthfeel is creamy, full bodied and slightly sticky sweet. finish is sweet with wood, honey, bitter chocolate and whisky.
Arve_Christian (4937) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
250 mll bottle at Bishops Arms Avenyn
Labelled Macrøk 2
Black beer, no foam- still as a glass of wine.
Very heavy body & high complexity- and long lingering aftertaste..