Stormaktsporter - Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
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Reviews by Deuane:
4.13/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to orangesol for bringing this, and the Kaggen version, to the 2011 Ffej of July pre party. Shared with a core group of beer geeks. Served in a thimble. ;-)
A-Deep, dark black/brown with a thin dark tan head that was not responsive to revival and left the spottiest of flecked lace.
S-Rich, roasted black patent and chocolate malt with a fairly complex, yet light, blend of accenting aromas. Notes of coffee, cocoa, soy, oak, vanilla and leather all vie for attention.
T-Much like the aroma with an impressive array of complex flavours, but all seem light or even slightly muted. Dark chocolate and rich roasted malt, licorice, black treacle, coffee, vanilla, oak, soy and even a touch of earthy hops. Again, impressive and quite tasty but has a "reigned in" aspect.
M-Medium-heavy body, smooth and velvety with only the slightest touch of alcohl burn. Complex flavours linger long.
O-Certainly a VERY well made beer but not as good as I had hoped for. That being said it is one of those beers that the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. I cannot say I didn't enjoy my thimble!
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2011 14:37:12 | More by Deuane
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4.19/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Tiny 2008 bottle split three ways. Thanks Don - without you I would never drink whales!
Appearance is dark brown with very little head. Consistent color throughout.
Smells of leather and some burnt grain. A little smoke and then some sweetness at the end.
Initial taste is dark fruit with some chocolate notes. Smoke comes through towards the end but very subtle and smooth. Taste lingers and expands leaving hints of dried cherry and more chocolate.
Mouthfeel is nice but nothing amazing. I wouldn't describe it as thin but I like a bit more viscosity from this style.
Really enjoyable beer. Don't share it with more than two friends - the small bottle split three ways was about right.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2013 01:19:37 | More by cavemanlawyer
Stormaktsporter from Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
97 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.