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Konjaks! Stormaktsporter (Cognac Barrel) | Närke Kulturbryggeri AB

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Konjaks! Stormaktsporter (Cognac Barrel)Konjaks! Stormaktsporter (Cognac Barrel)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
Sweden
kulturbryggeri.se

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rvdoorn on 09-25-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
52
pDev:
7.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
3
Trade:
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of ChrisPro
4.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle had at Akkurat on 8 June 2011.

A - Black as black can be with a big mocha head that dissipated slowly. Thick legs.

S - A blast of fruit and chocolate. The Cognac definitely dominates the nose here but there is some nice roasty chocolate and vanilla along for the ride.

T - Sweet heavenly sweetness. If you want a sweet RIS, this is it. Fortunately for me, I love that sweetness. There's a blast of chocolate, caramel and fig, then a slow coffee bitter finish.

M - Thick, full-bodied and fantastically carbonated. however, you can really taste the alcohol in this beer.

O - Incredible beer. not as complex as Kaggen!, but it's relatively fresh. This is just exactly what I want in a sweet RIS and the beer did the trick. i'd love to try this again in a year or two, just to see if it develops a bit more complexity and balance. Worth going out of your way to Stockholm for.

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Photo of tendermorsel
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dgilks
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Bottle at Akkurat

Pours an inky, oily black. Big fluffy tan head. Good head retention.

The aroma is balanced. Solid porter aromas of chocolate and light coffee. Touches of alcohol. Cognac and barrel are there but in balance.

The flavour delivers too. Alcoholic porter with touches of chocolate, dark fruit and malt. Alcohol and cognac barrel follow in their fruity, vanilla magnificence.

Medium-full body with a richness that is there but never cloying.

A wonderfully balanced beer. This delivers on so many levels. The layering of flavours is just right and makes for something truly special.

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Photo of Bung
4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from the cellar at Akkurat.

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4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review #2000. Huge thanks to Sean for sharing this rarity. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

A - A half-finger of dark tan foam settles to a thin collar, some wispy patches, and spotty lace. Body is midnight black.

S - The smell is a wonderful blend of cognac, smoke, oak, chocolate fudge, marshmallow, and vanilla. Initially it is very sweet and rich, but as the beer warms up the intensity of the oak and char increases.

T - The taste is also excellent, but dials down the cognac flavor I enjoyed so much in the aroma. There's a higher ratio of smoke, heavily roasted malts, oak, and dark chocolate mid-palate before yielding to the vinous and sweet spirit finish.

M - The body is on the medium side of medium-full, but the heft matches the 9.5% ABV fairly well. While the cognac barrel-aging impart a bit of alcohol not found in the regular Kaggen!, this still has very little alcohol warmth to it. There's some tannic dryness from the barrel, but this is fairly sticky and viscous. Carbonation is at a pleasant lower level.

D - It's hard to evaluate whether this is an improvement on Kaggen!, as each vintage is already pretty unique due to the ever-changing barrel varieties. I like cognac beers quite a bit, so this is a hit for me, but I can imagine others preferring stronger whiskey flavors. Definitely worth seeking out, but I think I may have had unrealistic expectations.

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4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of jono311
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of halo3one
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Konjaks! Stormaktsporter (Cognac Barrel) from Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 52 ratings
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