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Brewed by Pivovar Kocour
Style: Barley Wine
Varnsdorf, Czech Republic
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 369   ABV: 12.3%
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Vrchol K2 zdolal dnes už kdekdo, náš svrchně kvašený speciál K31 málokdo. Je to "kocouří" interpretace těch nejsilnějších piv vařených ve světě.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3175) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Corked and Waxed bottle 0,2l. Niesamowite wrazenie juz robi sama butelka, smukla mala waska i dlugasna z korkiem i woskiem na wierzchu. Po odkorkowaniu wydziela sie podczas nalewania aromat gruszek i moreli zmoczonych w kompocie z dolewka szlachetnego alkoholu. Slodkie, ale nie nurzace i choc nie przepadam za slodkimi piwami to bylo wspaniale, taka szlachetna slodycz, naturalna i do tego takze wspaniale alkoholowe cieplo i zapach intensywny. Nawet przy tej slodkosci byla spora piana i trzymala sie niezle, nawet troche saaz wyczuc mozna bylo. Jasny bursztyn z pianka wspaniale na deser po posilku. Przyjemna uczta godna polecena wszystkim milosnika dobrego piwa.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanCrusher (610) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle 0,20L. Almost 7 months after date expired, but this is strong barley wine, so no worries. Slightly hazy, dark copper colour with thin, light brown head that goes into the crown fast. Medium strong aroma of cognac, cask wood, caramel, alcohol and some fruit like pear and peach. Taste starts heavy sweet and syrupy with some fruity liquor note and finnish heavy sweet. Full body, syrupy texture and soft carbonation. It was the most expensive beer I bought on my beerhunt trip in Brno, but it’s worth every Kcz.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
w_adwersarz (136) - Cracow, POLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Gęste, słodkie jak wermut i odrobina alkoholu. Piany brak, kolor bardzo ładny, owocowe.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (945) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2014
Corked bottle, 3 years of age, thank you Anička. Dark amber body with low head. Aroma has a lot of dried fruits, plums, caramel, oak, woody, toffee, light floral notes too. Alcohol is pretty hidden. Taste has intensive burned caramel sweetness with low earthy bitterness and complex fruity after taste. Body is full, high carbonation, oily texture. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4427) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2014
Clear deep nutty brown color with a small white layer. Smells like an expensive red wine. Lovely full body with a balanced solid sweetness. Oily texture. God this was nice. Concentrated fruit like an eiswein. Also some rum and caramel. Smooth and nice. Soft carbonation. Absolutely NO alcohol coming up. Dangerous and a pure pleasure!
[Bottle from a trade with mmahut. Thanxxx a lot Marek!]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (1631) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from Pivotéka U Modrého lva - Brno. Clear amber to brown colour. Aroma sugary, grapes, alcohol, fruity, plums. Taste is very sweet, grapes, fruity. Very soft and tasty, alcohol hidden expertly. Very good, I liked it very much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quack-Duck (7793) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2012
elegant 0.2 láhev přímo z pivovaru. Hazy brown colour, small beige head. Aroma of dried fruit, grainy malt, chocolate, caramel... Vinous start, intensive but not too sweet malt flavours with dried fruit such as figs, dates and raisins, also freshly brewed black tea, shy but pleasant hoppy finish. Extraordinarily smooth palate. Superb stuff!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3484) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 23, 2012
Dark amber, some frothy head residue. Concentrated fruit, tutti frutti, alcohol, resin, caramel malt. Very sweet but very nice. Bit sticky but a fizzy small carbonation to balance. Some hop sharpness. A true sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2012
20 cl bottle at home in Skövde. Clear amber beer with a small offwhite head. Dark dried fruits, nutty, chocolate, vanilla, sweet aroma. Sweet, almost sugarlike, hoppy, choclate, vanilla, dried dark fruity flavour. Very sweet but nice anyway.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4385) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from Gurthnar, many thanks. Shared with him. Amber color with minimal white head. Fruity, malty aroma with dried fruits, syrup, raisins, alcohol. Taste, caramel malt, dried fruits, raisins, apricots, figs, honey, wood alcohol. Full bodied delicious beer.


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