Närke Kulturbryggeri AB

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Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #27
Ranked #425
4.46 | pDev: 8.3%
Jul 15, 2023
Jan 11, 2009
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Ratings by bauermj:
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Rated by bauermj from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Jan 18, 2014
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
RBESG 2006 Grand Tasting. ABV was 9.0%. Pitch black colour, low tan head. Lovely vinous oaky aroma with raisins and roasty notes. Roasty flavour with coffee and oaky (fortified wine) notes. Simply an excellent beer from my favourite Swedish brewery.
Jul 15, 2023
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Many thanks to tacosandbeer for this bottle.

A - Dark brown/borderline black colored pour with caramel colored moderate lacing.

S - Light dark fruit, chocolate, and licorice.

T - Toasted chocolate malt base followed with dark fruit, and light cocoa while ending on the sweeter side.

M - Medium body with a soft, silky texture.

O - This is an impressive beer with a soft presence.
Feb 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Got to share this with jzeilinger after tacosandbeer sent him a bottle. I was really really stoked to finally try a Närke after all these years. So a personal thank you to both mentioned above for the generosity. Pours dark black as expected, nice brown head that faded a bit. Smelled roasty, bit more stout-like than a porter like the label says. Taste had lots of roasty chocolate notes, some dark fruit as well. The feel is soft, not overly sticky or cloying like some imperial stouts. Overall highly enjoyable, didn't disappoint and just thrilled to finally tick one of these!
Feb 16, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Craftbeerfan666 from Norway

Feb 04, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by fthegiants from California

Jan 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Arjen from Netherlands

4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Sampled from draught at Borefts 2019, this year's issue, so not retired. Even though I've had several varieties of Stormaktsporter, apparently I 'd never had the base beer... Pours a black color and a dense light brown head. Aroma's: sweet, roasted, umami. Retronasal: sweet, red fruit, roast. Flavor is sweet, umami, drop (licorice). Above medium bodied (rather full actually). Long finish with roast and light biterness, Great stuff!
Oct 20, 2019
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Reviewed by jakemn91 from New Mexico

3.94/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2007 vintage. Poured from a very small bottle into a tiny snifter.

Pours dark brown with no head. Pretty clear with no noticeable haze.

Aroma is cacao, musty, and cardboard. Slightly oxidized

Taste is bakers chocolate and cocoa powder. Slight oxidation again, but not off-putting.

Smooth drinking, no alcohol heat, minimal carbonation

I'm glad I got to try this one
Apr 23, 2016
Rated: 4.68 by Hugonaut13 from Illinois

Sep 24, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by stereosforgeeks from Virginia

May 19, 2015
Rated: 4.48 by tectactoe from Michigan

May 06, 2015
Rated: 4.39 by kif from Illinois

Apr 04, 2015
Rated: 4.45 by jaasen64 from Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 14, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by tom10101 from Canada (QC)

Oct 19, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Mbrown44 from Delaware

Aug 22, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by baybum from Pennsylvania

Aug 20, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by WillCarrera from Ohio

Jul 06, 2014
Rated: 4 by tykechandler from Kentucky

Jul 05, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Kaizoku from Sweden

Jun 07, 2014
Stormaktsporter from Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 103 ratings