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Stolichno Bock - Zagorka Brewery / Pivovaren Zavod Zagorka

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%

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Zagorka Brewery / Pivovaren Zavod Zagorka

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: BucBasil on 12-21-2008)
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Photo of rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this one recently in Bulgaria. It's quite decent bock, it has a nice appearance and enjoyable smell and taste. Pours two fingers head with good retention. Somewhat higher percentage of alcohol is well hidden. Definitely the best beer that Zagorka Brewery can offer.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 19:54:42 | More by rale
Photo of manocene


4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Тhis beer is bottled and on-tap. On-tap is very different and much better than bottled. The best dark beer in Bulgaria. The foam is thick and durable, the taste is full and rich. Finish with caramel and coffee. I recommend to consume bulgarian yellow cheese.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2011 09:04:54 | More by manocene
Photo of mactrail


3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Tasted on tap in Varna, Bulgaria.

Dark amber, clear, modest head but adequately carbonated. Curious sourish twinge is noticeable at first sip. Some roasted malts but not overly rich. Hops in the background. Bitterness from slight burnt malt flavor. The sour hint makes me wonder if the keg is turning bad, but there is no skunky sweetness-- so maybe it's just a burnt malt artifact.

Still, a beer with some malt flavor among the usual bland lagers in this part of the world.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2010 16:13:39 | More by mactrail
Photo of BucBasil

South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a 500mL branded tulip glass in Sofia, Bulgaria.

A: The beer is a near black color with some red notes coming through when held to light. Head is one and a hlaf fingers, ligt tan, and frothy with good retention.

S: Chocolate and carmel malts coming through with a lightkly roasted, almost smoky character. Creamy smell with a hint of dark fruit.

T: Roasted with a lightly bitter chocolate taste in the middle. Finishes very malty with characteristics of a pumpernickel or other rich bread. Few hops to be found here except from a light fleeting note in the ened - just a big thick malt monster (by BG standards). There is a touch of molasses in the middle somewhere. Smooth full bodied beer.

Overall: Still one of te best beers in Bulgaria, and might be the best coming from a big company here. Better on tap than in the bottle, but a bit harder to find these taps, especially during the warmer months.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2010 11:19:06 | More by BucBasil
Photo of wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought back from Sofia, Bulgaria by my flatmate, the name of the brand "Stolichno" means "of the Capital" or "Capital's"; coming in a 500ml slim brown bottle, BB 30/06/2010, served chilled in a straight pint glass.

A: pours a very dark brown colour with some mahogany glows when seen against light; the carbonation remains moderate and the thick dark beige froth retains decently.
S: a lightly sour edge of dough as well as black prunes pairs well with the toasted malts' nutty & caramely sweetness, backed by a touch of roast/dark malts or burned toast in the background. Pretty "settled" is the overall aroma, pleasant but not quite as complex or pronounced as a German dark bockbier.
T: the foretaste is indeed like a dark bockbier, albeit slightly reversed in taste - featuring a good input of tasty toasted malts, the bitter-sweetness of burned bread, rather light flavour of dark fruits & nuts (prunes, walnuts, plus some oriental black sugar), while grassy hints of hops reveal at the tail of the swallow; then, a slightly dry and increasingly bitter palate as of hops and roast malts ensues, leading towards a clean, slightly herbal finish that never goes thin or cloying - a strong point in terms of overall performance/drinkability.
M&D: the fizz level is pretty good, not spritzy but only lightly carbonated, while the palate remains relatively clean, free from excessive influence of sweet malts, syrup or fruitiness. The end result is a medium-full bodied, balanced, elegant, slightly attenuated yet definitely likeable and even thirst-quenching dark lager~~ Lots of "blagodaria" go to my flatmate Lub!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2009 18:41:29 | More by wl0307
Stolichno Bock from Zagorka Brewery / Pivovaren Zavod Zagorka
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