Konjaks! Stormaktsporter (Cognac Barrel) | Närke Kulturbryggeri AB

Konjaks! Stormaktsporter (Cognac Barrel)Konjaks! Stormaktsporter (Cognac Barrel)
BA SCORE
96.2%
Liked This Beer
4.37 w/ 52 ratings
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
Liked:
50
Avg:
4.37/5
pDev:
7.32%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
3
Trade:
1
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of kojevergas
4.15/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of chippo33
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MasterSki
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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Photo of beernads
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BillRoth
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Photo of cosmicevan
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of drummermattie02
4.5/5  rDev +3%

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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Photo of samEBC
4.5/5  rDev +3%

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 cpetrone84
3.77/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

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Photo of tom10101
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Holland
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Konjaks! Stormaktsporter (Cognac Barrel) from Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
Beer rating: 96.2% out of 100 with 52 ratings
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