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Konjaks! Stormaktsporter (Cognac Barrel) - Närke Kulturbryggeri AB

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

43 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 71
Gots: 4 | FT: 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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3/5  rDev -30.9%

BAstoutsNsours, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.44/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

SpeedwayJim, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

cpetrone84, Oct 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Thorpe429, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Holland, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 25cl bottle into Akkurat stemware at Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden. The bottling date was March 2010; I had it in July 2011. Reviewed from extensive notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of lovely ruby-brown colour - a bit less ruby than the Kaggen!. Wonderful cream and thickness. Bad retention, even for the high ABV. Colour is a solid nontransparent dark black.

Sm: Cognac, chocolate, toffee, extremely light coffee, light vanilla, and cream. A mild strength aroma, but a nice one.

T: Cognac, wood (especially on the open), chocolate and toffee from the midpoint through the climax, and coffee from the climax through the finish. Some light roast is present intermittently. The cognac does come through nicely, but it doesn't quite match the beer perfectly. It's complex and wonderfully built all around. Brilliantly balanced.

Mf: It's too heavy and thick. Where is the fragile subtlety of the Kaggen!? It's still soft, amazingly smooth, wet and well executed, but the heaviness is what brings it below the Kaggen!. Also, there's a lumpy note at the end of the first act that I don't like. The mouthfeel complements the flavours for the most part.

Dr: No alcohol comes through at all. It's very drinkable, has a very high price, and is very high quality. I won't have it again, but that's more because of my wallet than the beer's undeniable quality.

kojevergas, Oct 08, 2011
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4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Abio, Apr 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

drewone, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

bauermj, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of rvdoorn
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the 2009 version of the Stormaktsporter, put on Cognac barrels for three months. Had this beer at the 2nd edition of the Molen beerfestival.
Smell is similar to the regular Kaggen! Coffee dark chocolate with some hints of cognac. The taste however, is somewhat less balanced than the regular version. The was some very light sourness, strong coffee, dark chocolate, darkfruits, and again some hints of cognac. The mouthfeel seemed thinner than the regular kaggen!. Overal a very very nice beer, however, I would always prefer the regular kaggen! over this one. The regular kaggen is so much more balanced and creamy in the aftertaste! If you ever have the chance to try it, you should not refuse though!

rvdoorn, Sep 25, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

beernads, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

yourefragile, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

pixieskid, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of BucketBoy
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

BucketBoy, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of BearsOnAcid
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Random whale tick at the 187.

It was dark while drinking this outside but I'm gonna go ahead and assume it was a dark rich brown color. Tiny brown head.

Smell revealed some smoke, dark chocolate, cold coffee, soft cognac, caramel and toffee.

Taste didn't have anything too over the top coming from the barrel and I think the treatment complimented the beer well. A good kick of smoke coats your tastebuds initially. Soft cognac, semi-sweet chocolate and coffee rounds out the flavor. Mouthfeel felt a little too thin.

BearsOnAcid, Jun 11, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

213th Review
25cl bottle shared at Akkurat with a great crew
Poured in a stemmed glass
Enjoyed on 9 May 2012

A: Deep, dark, pitch-black like the dead of night. A few residual bubbles on vigorous pour. Looks thick.

S: Cognac mostly, but notes of roasted malted, chocolate, vanilla, oak, and toffee. Bold - I like it.

T: Holy cognac! They weren't kidding with this beer aging on cognac and oak casks for 10 months. Smooth, deep, and quite complex. Along with the cognac there is a nice oak, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and caramelized brown sugar balance here. Notes of vanilla, dark fruit, and toffee finish this one off. The cognac is very warming and adds a unique character to this beer, but it is a touch too sweet for my liking.

M: Full bodied with almost zero carbonation. Thick, smooth, rich, and coating - just like a RIS should be.

O: Solid execution on a good beer. I think it could age a bit longer to mellow out the cognac/oak, but then again based on my discussion with the bartender at Akkurat, they can't keep these around long enough to age them. I really enjoyed this as it warmed though because the sweetness faded.

spdyfire83, May 18, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle@Omhpers place. Thanks for sharing this gem with us!

A: Dark as night with a small, brown, head and some lacing.

Sl: Alcohol, Cognac, Roasted malts, Vanilla.

T: Cognac, Alcohol, Roasted malts, Caramel, Chocolate, Vanilla and some wood.

M: Nice, smooth and elegant. Not as filling and creamy as the normal kaggen! but still top notch. Let this one warm up _alot_ as it was very boozish when it was colder.

Another fine brew from the "hippies" at Närke that makes me wish that i could get my hands on their brews outside the pubs. If you're anywhere close to Akkurat, give this beer a try. You won't regret it! HG, Berith and Christoffer, you guys rock!

baggio, Jan 07, 2011
Photo of Sean9689
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from my cellar split with good friends. Served in an appropriate Narke tulip along side a 2007 Stormsaksporter and 2008 Kaggen! Stormaksporter...for comparison's sake.

A - Looks like Kaggen!...black, oily, viscous, light tan head, thin collar, light lacing, wisps on top.

S - Smooth booze, light smoke, some char, caramel, chocolate brownies, roasty malts, and oak. Well balanced sweetness and booze...exactly what I expect from Narke. Nothing but the best.

T - The cognac is a little more pronounced on the palate then the nose. Char and smoke are less, excellent chocolate, wood, and caramel notes round things out. Nice dark chocolate boozy finish.

M - Full, light carbonation, oily creamy finish.

O - Just as expected, simply excellent. I think this one is drinking nicely and the cognac notes are not too hot yet still there without a doubt. Wish I had another one, but alas, this is a very rare tick. A must-try if you ever get the chance.

Sean9689, Dec 15, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

cosmicevan, Dec 06, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Huhzubendah, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of jono311
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the Avenue Pub

Appears pitch black with an offwhite head that quickly fades some light very sticky lacing as this one was slowly sipped.

Smell is roasted nuts and dark chocolate, with some vanilla and slight hints of tobacco and leather from the barrel aging. vanilla and sweet cognac notes intensified as it warmed but it retained a rich roasted malt character throughout. A lot happening in the nose with this one.

Taste started out with dark chocolate, just slightly bitter. Big roasted malt flavor drying the mouth the way a dark roast or French roast coffee does. Not much in the way of hop presence just enough to keep the chocolate and dark roast maltiness from being cloying sweet. The finish is slightly sweet and incredibly long.

Mouthfeel is exceptionally rich, full and supple. There is an oily viscosity that fits well with the strong yet subtly complex flavor profile of this beer.

Drinkability - this one is definitely a sipper and letting the 4 ounce snifter warm was worth the patience. The 9% ABV is well concealed despite the cognac notes in this beer and I would slowly savor another glass in an instant if I could get it again.

Glad I got the chance to try such a rarity on draft. Big thanks to Polly at the Avenue Pub and Stene from Akkurat for making the New Orleans Swedish event happen.

jono311, Jan 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

pperez38, Jan 19, 2013
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Konjaks! Stormaktsporter (Cognac Barrel) from Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
94 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.