MarkoNm (239) - SLOVENIA - MAR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a dark brown color and an average cream colored head.
The aroma is a combination of roasted malts, coffee and caramel, also some chocolate.
Start is characterized by sweet roasted malts, followed by decently bitter body, some caramel and coffee in there. Bitter finish.
As all Carniola’s beers, pleasantly drinkable and tasty, although a bit more forgetable than some others. Could be just me.
CanCrusher (511) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,50L. Dark brown, almost black colour with small creamy, light brown head. Aroma of strong dark coffee dominate, but there are also caramel, roasted malts and molasses. Taste is suprisingliy light acidic and so is the aftertaste. I didn’t expect it. Watery texture with light to medium body and lively carbonation. I will follow this beer and re-rate it after a while.
smaccek (3) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - SEP 21, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent performer overall but a bit flat. The texture is on the thin side and the finish is bitter. It’s got a caramel note but not strong enough for my taste.
ogivlado (5402) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ljubljanski Festival Piva, Slovenia. Dark brown coloured, small pale beige head, mild roasty nose. Roasted malt, mild chocolate and some dried fruits with mild bitterness in the finish. Also some hops presence but quite subdued. Not bad at all.
Kita (861) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAR 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Re-rated: On tap at Cameral Beer Fest in Koper. Hazy dark brown color with thin creamy brownish head and fair lacing. Aroma is strong, mainly consists of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, mild coffee notes and dried fruits, Taste starts with dark chocolate and sweet roasted malt. Following is refreshing with dried fruits, molasses and mild coffee. Full body, thick texture and soft carbonation in palate. This time certainly not spoiled, everything completely in order...
First Rating from 18.03.2013: Bottled, 0.50l. Hazy dark brown color with very thin frothy brownish head and lively bubbles. Aroma is strong, mainly consists of roasted malt, caramel and some earthy or even sweaty notes. I also noticed dry fruits, molasses and alcohol in the aroma. Taste starts fresh and sour fruity, followed by sweet molasses and mild roastiness, although sourness still prevails in the mouthfeel. Aftertaste is thicker malty, but no presence of hops, which I would guess it’s quite appropriate for the style, however, I would still prefer more hops. Medium body, slick texture and soft carbonation in palate. It was a great expectation, but only partial satisfaction. I might agree with Marko; I would expect such sourness in some sour / wild ale, but not here. Somethin wrong with that batch, too? Other characteristics are acceptable, but definitely need to re-rate it again to exclude spoiling factor.
Marko (3788) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Patrick’s, Ljubljana. So there’s this hot new Slovenian micro and it does an imperial porter and I’m excited to try it and... And this. Opaque dark brown body with almost no head. Too vague sweet malty aroma... Ook... Disappointing but it can happen... And then then I tried it. Caramelly malt vs. sour cherry juice that gets taken over by green apples. A lot of green apples. It’s sour, likely infected. Not unpleasant but still... And it’s BB 5.5.2013! Damn.... I have to rerate it. Hope it’s, when not ruined like this, as ood as the other 3 people say.
Maco (3) - SLOVENIA - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super pivo, lahko bi blo bistrejše, malo grenkejše, aftertaste ostane dolgo časa v ustih, melasa da prijetno drugačno aromo.
ZAnimivo bi bilo če bi bil dry hopan
Matej1971 (2) - - FEB 15, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, grass, brown, cloudy, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation,
Loti (4) - - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Močno aromatično pivo, neznačilno za porterje, bi lahko bilo bolj hmeljeno :) Alkohol se lepo zakrije v aftertastu sladu in melase