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Kaggen! Stormaktsporter - Närke Kulturbryggeri AB

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167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 1,326
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Närke Kulturbryggeri AB visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
The cask matured version of Stormaktsporter.

(Beer added by: baggio on 05-14-2008)
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billab914

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

08-23-2013 00:12:21 | More by billab914
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

08-23-2013 00:08:29 | More by Rhettroactive
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eggs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.4%

07-22-2013 16:04:00 | More by eggs
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-16-2013 20:45:47 | More by griffeyb
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joel66

New York

4.25/5  rDev -8%

06-13-2013 04:47:31 | More by joel66
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chase2634

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

06-09-2013 14:23:11 | More by chase2634
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.4%

06-07-2013 18:13:01 | More by imperialking
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kevanb

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 02:01:10 | More by kevanb
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carlosega

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -8%

05-16-2013 20:40:13 | More by carlosega
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Abio

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

04-29-2013 14:08:43 | More by Abio
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Fux

France

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 17:06:49 | More by Fux
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deac83

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

03-02-2013 04:30:54 | More by deac83
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Azrael


4/5  rDev -13.4%

02-21-2013 04:25:34 | More by Azrael
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koopa

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -8%

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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

01-17-2013 04:42:33 | More by RblWthACoz
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

01-15-2013 22:48:53 | More by Bobbydigi
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oilersfan

Kansas

5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-06-2013 03:58:13 | More by oilersfan
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pokgye

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

01-04-2013 21:15:05 | More by pokgye
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

12-31-2012 15:08:18 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

12-05-2012 16:56:33 | More by funkyaudio
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

07 bottle. Pour is dark brown, almost black with red edges and a tiny bit of tan large bubbled head. Nose is nice, same rich chocolate cake as stormaktsporter, maybe more, and hints of bourbon and wood. Taste is rich, dessert like, creamy full body. Rich chocolate cake and bourbonn blend together adding notes of charred wood. Not sweet but adds some malt berery flavors in back finishing semi dry. My favorite of the 3 I tried.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 15:42:50 | More by cpetrone84
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -13.4%

11-22-2012 23:18:56 | More by t0rin0
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Phelps

Arizona

3.85/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by tlay10. Into a tulip. 2007.

Looks like you might expect, but thinner.

A little oxidized. A lot of the honey, sherry qualities brought on by age. Beneath: assloads of butterscotch, toasted oak, dark chocolate. A little licorice.

Smoother flavor. Big tangy chocolate notes, some sherry, honey. The swallow brings a blend of bourbon, roast and cocoa that's impossible to separate. So. Smooth.

Medium-light, a little thinner than expected. Light tingles of carbonation.

Past its prime for sure. Still went down far too easily.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 04:49:54 | More by Phelps
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gator79

Washington

5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-26-2012 12:54:23 | More by gator79
Kaggen! Stormaktsporter from Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
100 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.