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Konjaks! Stormaktsporter (Cognac Barrel) - Närke Kulturbryggeri AB

Konjaks! Stormaktsporter (Cognac Barrel)Konjaks! Stormaktsporter (Cognac Barrel)

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BA SCORE
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39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.1%


Brewed by:
Närke Kulturbryggeri AB visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rvdoorn on 09-25-2010)
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BRoss242

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-22-2012 14:15:37 | More by BRoss242
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to queens1130 for sharing this one at AndrewK's tasting.

Brewed 3/2010. Bottled 10/2010.

Pours an opaque black with no head. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, smoked malt, cocoa, vanilla, and cognac aromas. Taste is much the same with smoke, char, and cognac flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a smoke presence that is more intense in the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 05:10:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

02-18-2014 00:43:05 | More by drewone
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Wowcoolman

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-18-2014 00:41:37 | More by Wowcoolman
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Rado

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-18-2014 00:41:27 | More by Rado
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-24-2013 00:38:33 | More by beernads
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BAstoutsNsours

Florida

3/5  rDev -30.6%

09-14-2013 12:23:48 | More by BAstoutsNsours
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.4%

09-14-2013 02:02:54 | More by Holland
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

25cl bottle, brewed March 2010, poured into a snifter. Thanks GTH!

A- Pours pitch black with some brown at the edges, a rough-ish pour produces only a thin, dark brown head, minimal lacing.

S- Really delicious aroma of cognac, dark chocolate, roast, oak. I'm a sucker for cognac aged beers, and the cognac aroma on this is great, so I'm pretty happy at this point.

T- Initially lots of bitter dark chocolate, roast and smoke, followed by cognac, more chocolate, vanilla, fruity boozy flavors, some lingering vinous flavors towards the end. The flavors here are complex, rich an very tasty.

M- Full-bodied, smooth, creamy and rich, only a hint of alcohol warmth at the finish.

O- A really wonderful beer, this pretty much lives up to my expectations, it's complex, delicious, and the cognac flavor is amazing.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 02:04:56 | More by WillCarrera
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-14-2013 20:49:38 | More by phingdong
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bauermj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-14-2013 15:48:06 | More by bauermj
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.44/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Dan and I at a small tasting. Reviewed from notes. 25cl bottle into Drie Fonteinen stemware.

Pours a dense, .25 finger mocha head with moderate to good retention. Beer is opaque and pitch black. Lacing is stringy and spotty with good stick. Oily legs. A real nice looking brew.

Nose is very, very strange... and not in a good way. Huge hashish aroma with a smoky tartness. Some cocoa powder and roasted malt too. Very unique.

Opens smokey. Rotting wood, oxidized chocolate and cocoa. Some dark fruit, molasses and honey. Sweet end with a roasted malt finish. Sweet, oxidized chocolate aftertaste. A bit disappointing to be honest.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Oily and slick in the mouth and goes down smooth. Clean finish with a lingering aftertaste. Decent.

For as hyped as the Stormaktsporter series is, this unique and very rare beer is a huge disappointment. I don't know where the hashish aroma comes from but it doesn't work and is a huge detraction from the overall experience. Just not a very good beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 03:00:55 | More by SpeedwayJim
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-08-2013 02:43:07 | More by ygtbsm94
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-01-2013 04:08:37 | More by Anonymous1
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Abio

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-29-2013 14:18:15 | More by Abio
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-07-2013 14:56:37 | More by yourefragile
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.4%

04-07-2013 12:40:59 | More by Thorpe429
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge thank you to Brad for sharing.

Served alongside Kaggen! Stormakstporter and Stormakstporter.

The beer is near black with a small tan head. The aroma brings roast, oak, distant cognac. Cognac emerges much more in the flavor. Burned roast, oak barrels, cognac. Lingering spice and cognac. Complexities emerge more late palate than in the aroma or initial taste. A fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 01:31:29 | More by Huhzubendah
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BucketBoy

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A big thank you, Brad!

What a crazy beer. The nose and taste are so complex and all over the place. Roast and smoke, sweet cognac in the taste (not as much in the nose), big bitter barley bite, loads of rich dark chocolate, hints of soy, soft tobacco, ash. Pungent, rich and delicious! Smooth mouthfeel, and overall a great an unusual experience. Perhaps my only gripe is the huge bitterness in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 01:31:08 | More by BucketBoy
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pperez38

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-19-2013 08:29:23 | More by pperez38
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-12-2013 02:56:55 | More by spycow
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-11-2013 18:52:24 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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cosmicevan

New York

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes taken from 9/29 from the craziest bottle share that i have ever been a part of. Thanks so much to the NYC and Hoboken crew for letting me participate in this incredible day of drinking long time wants and insanity.

Thanks kindly to Dan for sharing...although this one may have been opened during blackout land. fortunately enough, i decided to record my thoughts into an audio recorder...this is the best interpretation of those notes that i could do (i've eliminated lots of the drunken ramblings that were also mixed in during the recording of this review).

Stormaktsporter...little discussion on how to pronounce it and the laws about this beer. look is engine black. opened side-by-side with rare and looked identical. black and shiny just like rare. little bit oxidized. smells like a really well made RIS with some oxidation. the flavor is spot on though...the oxidation is gone from the taste. held up really well for a 4 yr old stout. good roast and malt balanced with some chocolate. it is everything you'd expect from a stout. roasted, but not coffee...lot's of chocolate and roasted malt. not as good as rare, but really close. smooth, easy drinking. great shine.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 20:10:33 | More by cosmicevan
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is dark brown, almost black, with huge bubbles an small tin ring. The nose has some roaste malts, light smoke and peat with sweet cognac and light alcohol tinge. Taste is less barrel, a little muted, roasted malts and light chocolate with some faint sweetness and light heat in back. Body is full and soft with a nice carbonation and semi dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 15:54:04 | More by cpetrone84
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tendermorsel

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Borfets 2012.

So excited to try this one and it did not disappoint.

Jet black color. Thin fluffy head. Quite viscus. Great legs and head retention.

Silky smooth mouthfeel. wow. Completely over the top for the ABV.

The Cognac was very present in the nose but not as much in the flavor.

Chocolate and dark fruit came forward as I sipped this.

I have never tried any of the other verisons of this beer or the base beer. This was freaking great stuff. Highly reccomended.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2012 14:12:41 | More by tendermorsel
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Konjaks! Stormaktsporter (Cognac Barrel) from Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
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