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Brewed by Pivovar Kocour
Style: Smoked
Varnsdorf, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Bestie, která si nebere servítky. P.s. Nefnuknej, že jsme Tě nevarovali. Speciální zimní pivo. Svrchně kvašené, za studena chmelené. Nakuřovaný slad, americký chmel.

Note: Might’ve been 19° at some point.


angelkostvo's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
angelkostvo (808) - - OCT 2, 2012
Color is brownish with small head that quickly disappear. Aroma is smokey, malt and caramel. Taste is sweet in the beginning, caramel like and then it becomes bitter but not as bitter as I was expecting, it’s pleasant I think. It’s a nice beer I was expecting something worse than that.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yy0pp (781) - - APR 28, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber color with tiny white head. Aroma - Caramel, sugar, wood, smoke. Taste - Malts, plums, caramel, smoke.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ascelja (165) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 2, 2015
Bottle 0,5l from Base Camp Praha; hazy brown body, off-white medium head. Strong hoppy aroma with notes of sweet jam, liqueur, bubble-gum, citrus, resin, smoke, wood. Taste is strong bitter and sweet. Caramel, alcohol, honey, smoked malt, hop flavors. Full body, medium carbonation.
Very difficult beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rotin (167) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 1, 2015
Bottle 0,5l. A bit cloudy, amber colored beer. Intensive sweet aroma of malts, bubble gum, grains, smoked malt, fruit, apples, alcohol and floral hops. Full bodied, sweet flavor of malts, caramel, honey, grains, moderately smoked malt, silky, warming, alcohol, very bitter, floral tones of hops.
Strong, bitter, sweet, exactly according to my taste. Great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brugmanneke (282) - GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
(500 ml bottle @ Alles Elbe, Hamburg) Hazy chestnut-coloured beer with a creamy head, interspersed with some larger bubbles. Looks quite appealing to me. On the nose there’s a lot of dried fruit - raisins and the like. The beer was advertised as Scotch Ale, so that seems fitting. In the mouth though, it’s a different matter. Much more strongly hopped than I expected, therefore with resinous notes as well. And then of course plenty of roasted malty aroma that accumulates on the roof of the mouth. A very subtle smokiness too, but I might have missed that without reading the description! The whole thing is not subtle at all, though. Intense aroma and bitterness, and solid malty body. Although I have come to value lighter drinkable beers more, I was quite impressed with this stronger one! (And no infection whatsoever detectable in the bottle I had, might I add, as I read the other reviews)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (1296) - CROATIA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml from Beergeek, Prague. Pours hazy orange with small white head. Malty and very yeasty, caramel, hint of smoke.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Grisza (17) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle (maybe it is old but it should be good for at least next 3 weeks). My beer has dark amber colour and it is not hazy. There is a tiny white head and it gives a little bit lacing. Aroma is a little bit smoked (but if I wouldn’t know it is smoked I would say it has strawberry aroma). The same is with taste: malty and a little bit smoked (a little bit of strawbery taste). Good carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (10091) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2014
500ml bottle - thanks Mari & Marduk!
5 sweetish rotting over-ripe fruit, a bit sour.
4 nice orangy red persistent orangy tight head.
5 touch sour and rough, but the body’s mostly sweet. Some pleasant dry roasty aspect, but also an artificial sweetener. Bitter liquorice.
3 sweetish, but also dusty and dirty finish. Soft.
9 A bit messy. not pressing the heonism button. not pressing the yummy button.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (3544) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 20, 2014
500ml bottle (thanks Kalm & Mari). Clear red amber color. Medium size, yellow head, stays. Sweet, diacetyl, grassy, alcohol in aroma. Sweet, bit of yeast, faint herbal, orange peel taste. Slightly infected. But if I look past that I see potentially good beer. Must try when fresh!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sucharek147 (76) - Dębica, POLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Barwa ciemno bursztynowa. Piana średnia. Aromat zdecydowanie słodowy, trochę wędzony, ale niezbyt mocno. W smaku z początku jest zdecydowanie słodko, a potem do głosu dochodzi dość wyraźna goryczka od chmielu wzmocniona gorzką palonością. Alkohol nie wyczuwalny, ale rozgrzewa w przełyku. Generalnie piwo ciekawe, ale według mnie średnie.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koshack (438) - Gdańsk, POLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Piana drobna, brodnokawowa. Opadła ale zostawiła ślady na szkle. Kolor brązowawy, zmętnione. W aromacie wyczuwalne słody i chmiele. Amerykańskie nie przeważają, ale są wyczuwalne. Lekka nuta bananów. Nie czuć wędzenia. Zaskoczenie w smaku, nadal nie czuć wędzonki, ale jest spora goryczka. W dużej mierze chmielowa, ale też wyczuwalny alkohol. Skontrowane spora słodyczą, ale tak dobrane , że nie pozostawia ani zbyt słodkiego, ani zbyt gorzkiego posmaku. Jest dość „świeża”, „rześka” nuta w smaku. Przyjemnie tonuje spory alkohol. Zbalansowanie idealne. Przypomina trochę barley wine.


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