Svensk Ek! Stormaktsporter | Närke Kulturbryggeri AB

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Närke Kulturbryggeri AB

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bottles exist with three label variations:

Very Special Extra Edition (Macrök 1) - First use Swedish Mackmyra cask.

Svensk Ek! (Macrök 2) - Second use Swedish Mackmyra cask.

Svensk Ek! (Macrök 1+2) - Blend of 2008 and 2009 editions.

Added by MasterSki on 06-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 7
Photo of Sean9689
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle out of the cellar...shared with a huge hag.

A - Pours a dark brown/black, light tan-colored head.

S - Classic Narke Stormaktsporter base with a mix of smoke and oak. There's a lot more smoke then I thought there would be, but it work. Chocolate, oak, smoke, roast, and toffee. Really good stuff.

T - The oak is easily detectable, but not overpowering. Roast, chocolate, oak, toffee, and light expresso. Basically Stormaktsporter mixed with a dose of smoke and oak. The smoke is not on the level of the Rausch Kaggen!, but it's there for sure.

M - Medium to full, soft and creamy finish, so good.

O - I am a huge fan of this beer. Better then the Cognac but not quite as good as the Kaggen!. Somewhere in the middle of all that awesomeness. Want more...plz thx!

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Photo of MasterSki
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Sean - wow! 2009 vintage. Macrök 1+2. Served in a Närke snifter.

A - A thin tan foam settles to a thin collar, leaving behind a few spots of lace. Black body, with a glass-coating brown film that clings to the sides of the glass. Looks stronger than 9.5%.

S - Very smokey and meaty, with lots of oak presence, some char, anise, with a bit of the distinctive Scandinavian dried berry fruitiness on the back end. Base beer imparts fudge and dark chocolate, but oak character is fairly intense.

T - Again, quite oak-forward, but thankfully not in the dry and sharp way. The wood and vanilla notes integrate well with the roasted malts, chocolate, and light smoked meat flavors that crop up mid-palate.

M - Smooth, medium body, no alcohol presence, lightly tannic finish that surprises considering the intensity of the oak flavors. Medium-low carbonation.

D - This is quite good, and certainly a superior beer. However, it's near the lower end of the Stormaktsporter spectrum and I'd probably reach for one of the earlier Kaggen vintages ('06-'07) or Konjaks! over this if I was sitting at Akkurat. Still, I'm greatly appreciative to Sean for the opportunity to try this, and I'd have it again at the drop of a hat.

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Svensk Ek! Stormaktsporter from Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
4.43 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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