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Kaggen! Stormaktsporter - Närke Kulturbryggeri AB

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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 1,325
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Närke Kulturbryggeri AB visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The cask matured version of Stormaktsporter.

(Beer added by: baggio on 05-14-2008)
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

Shmeal, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of raveskdr
4.61/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I don't review often. But when I do, it's Alexandria Whaelz. HUGE thanks to Bill A for sharing this. Drank along side the non barreled version. Bottle from 2007.

A - Very dark brown, bordering on completely black. Medium tan head that lingers for awhile. I should have used a different glass, I'm an idiot.

S - Not a ton going on here. A good amount of roast, some oaky vanilla notes that come in secondary. As the bottle warmed up, I got the "Burgundy pepper" as described below.

T - Strap in. The roast is all up front until an amazing mocha blast in the mid palate. The ending is some vanilla and barrel. There is a slight earthy pepper type of thing going on during the finish. The only time I have experienced something similar is in a handful of other barrel aged beers and in aged red Burgundy's. It's awesome though.

M - Rich and creamy without bogging down the beer at all. Intensely drinkable for the barrel and style and ABV. Zero alcohol on the back end.

O - This was amazing. It's been one of my top wants for years and I wasn't sure I'd ever get a chance to try it. To be able to do it back to back with the regular version really showcases what the barrel does to this beer. It truly is a shame that this beer is so incredibly limited and expensive. I will forever be indebted to Bill for allowing me to try this with him!

raveskdr, Aug 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

IrishColonial, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of siege06nd
4.25/5  rDev -8%

siege06nd, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of billab914
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

billab914, Aug 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Rhettroactive, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.4%

eggs, Jul 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

griffeyb, Jun 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

joel66, Jun 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

chase2634, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -13.4%

imperialking, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of kevanb
4.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 bottle, generously shared by Sean9869, thanks for letting me try a super long time want.

The beer pours a dark cola brown, nearly black color with swirls of brown, caramel and hazelnut before it all melds together with a slight head that recedes quickly and leaves spots of lace. The aroma is wonderful, wood, char, light chocolate, slightly roasted coffee and toasted grain, sweet alcohol, pitted stone fruit, toffee, molasses, every time I took a sniff, I felt like there was something new, exceedingly complex. The beer really shined on the tongue, bakers chocolate, stone fruit, coffee, barrel character, toffee, mollasses, marshmallow, alcohol and then some, just like the nose, each sip brought out something new and something exciting. The balance is spectacular, the complexity is unending, and the smoothness is hardly matched. The body was great, coats the mouth well, super smooth, rich, decadent without being taxing or too thick.

Verdict: Magnificent, easily the most complex and rewarding RIS I've tried to date and the wood only complimented this further. One of the few beers that has really lived up to the crazy hype, and even exceeded it. Well done Närke.

kevanb, Jun 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

carlosega, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Abio, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Fux
4.93/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was a long time want, generously shared by Shyne. 2009 vintage. Drunk in May 2012 to get warmed before the epic Sour&Bitter festival. Reviewed from notes.
A: Pours black, dark with faint brown glints. There is a small brown head which settles into a thin collar.
S: The smell is woody, oaky, on vanilla, bourbon and chocolate. Rich and gourmet scene.
T: The taste follows the nose with loads of dark chocolate and vanilla upfront. Next sips bring more roasted and toasted malts, with slightly burnt and toasted bread. A bit boozy on the aftertaste, but nothing disturbing.
M: Mouthfeel is sweet, oily, very smooth.
O: Very smooth and sweet, deep. I would land this again with great pleasure!

Fux, Apr 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

deac83, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Azrael
4/5  rDev -13.4%

Azrael, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of koopa
4.56/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2008 Vintage

Appearance: Inky black pour with a minimal khaki crown that show little retention or lace.

Smell: Lightly charred oak, grainy roast malt, a hint of black strap molasses, faint cocoa powder notes, and a touch of floral heather.

Taste: Lightly charred oak, grainy roast malt, dash of alcohol, brewing salts, and a dash of vanilla.


Mouthfeel: Really nice thick body. Just shy of syrupy. Rib sticking and satisfying with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Damn this is a solid barrel aged stout. Would drink this regularly if it was more readily available. Super drinkable, well nuanced, and perfectly brewed.

koopa, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

yourefragile, Jan 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

RblWthACoz, Jan 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Bobbydigi, Jan 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

oilersfan, Jan 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

pokgye, Jan 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

CheapBeerBuzz, Dec 31, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

funkyaudio, Dec 05, 2012
Kaggen! Stormaktsporter from Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
100 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.