1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Koutský 18° Tmavý Vánoční Speciál - Pivovar Kout na Šumavě

Not Rated.
Koutský 18° Tmavý Vánoční Speciál
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

7 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 7
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 14.35%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovar Kout na Šumavě visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: velkyal on 06-09-2010)
View: Beers (4) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by velkyal:
Photo of velkyal
velkyal

Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Some beers are so great that you want to drink pint after pint of them, then there are the beers which are so good,but just a touch strong, that they make the perfect round off beer to an evening.

Koutský tmavý speciál is such a beer. Dark as sin and as tempting as all the good sins out there, topped off with a tan head. The nose is dark chocolate, warm toffee and caramel, and so the taste carries that theme on. Smooth and delicious, with just a perfect warming alcoholic glow in the finish.

Indescribably good.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2010 16:34:44 | More by velkyal
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jordy777
Jordy777

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10%

03-25-2014 14:20:05 | More by Jordy777
Photo of UncleAddie
UncleAddie

Arizona

3/5  rDev -30.6%

09-02-2013 20:31:12 | More by UncleAddie
Photo of MasterSki
MasterSki

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had this on-tap at Local Option a few times. Served in a big chalice.

A - Off-white foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and splotchy lacework. Dark brown body that is opaque when held to the light.

S - A mix of nuts, cocoa, bread, and light hints of buttered biscuit and nebulous berries. There's a faintly tart note that is unexpected but actually brings some balance to the sweet maltiness. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden.

T - The taste is a similar blend of chocolate, nuts, buttermilk chocolates, dark fruits, and a lightly tart and lactic note in the finish. Not sure if the sourness is intentional; it's mentioned in a number of reviews from all over the place so it sounds like part of the recipe. Again, no trace of the 9% ABV.

M - Medium-full body, super dry and toasty texture. Pleasant carbonation, and no discernible alcohol.

D - Interesting beer. I like the mix of nuts, cocoa, fruits, and tartness; seems like a very Old World doppelbock. Not a beer I'd drink often, particularly with the deceptive alcohol, but unlike anything else I've ever tried. Worth checking out.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2013 17:25:19 | More by MasterSki
Photo of jlindros
jlindros

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, called Koutsky 18.

Light fizzy head, dark almost hazy molasses brown colored very light light coming through.

Nose nice toffee biscuit, herbal earthy hop and malt thing, sweet molasses caramel candy, light grassy hop, faint brittle and cocoa like.

Taste starts a bit sweet, candy sweet dark malts, toffee, some caramel molasses, and again peanut brittle with hint of cocoa and slight creamy. Mild grassy hop with lighter bitterness and touch of herbal earthy. Little chewy hop and decent overall bitterness. Touch of a dark candy wheat thing too with very faint candied banana. Finish is drier but slightly sweet sticky, more candy with toffee and brittle, light grassy hops.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod, nice carb.

Overall quite nice tasty beer with some sweetness and nice bitterness and drier finish. Nice sweet flavors with mild overall profile. Quite a nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2013 03:23:49 | More by jlindros
Photo of namdiez
namdiez


5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-27-2012 03:56:56 | More by namdiez
Photo of aztraz
aztraz

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-05-2012 12:31:04 | More by aztraz
Koutský 18° Tmavý Vánoční Speciál from Pivovar Kout na Šumavě
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.