omega (886) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured with a generous head. Big dark colour which looks impressive. However does hold up in the tasting. Little thin on the palate.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at Libreria bar in Tirana
Dark brown scattered lace
Smells good and bready. The palate is sugary and the malts are underdeveloped and it soon becomes too sweet and cloying; the body can’t keep up with the sugars.
Chrilly (20) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mörk lager med tydlig kaffedoft. Inte min typ av mörk lager. Smakar kanske godare till kötträtter.
Hansen (8387) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gösser Dark Beer. Dark brown coloured and clear. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Aroma is sweet, roasted with notes of soy-sauce. Flavor starts sweet, a bit thin. Soft carbonation.
Zita (6106) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bread braun sugar,black, off white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, sweet finish.
Barreras (1542) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a cola brown with aroma of a Heinekein dark hops. Taste is mildly sweet with a mild bitter aftertaste. Overall a slightly complex beer that has a Europeon taste.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5L bottle. Agree with description pretty much, it is not too sweet, good balance. Good appearance, taste and mouthfeel - typical of the style. I liked it a lot!
abemorsten (3508) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
0,33 l green twist top bottle at a beach bar in Arbanja. Bottle reads "Gösser Dark Beer" and it’s brewed in Karlovac, Croatia. Pours a clear amber orange with an inch thick, light brown, fluffy head. Light toasted, herbal notes and light malts on the nose. Malt syrup, a toasted sweetness and a pulpy light bitterness. Medium body and light doughy. Light sickening.
kuroishi_x (71) - Most na Soči, SLOVENIA - JUL 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown colour, white foam which dissolves quickly. Mild smell. Strong coffee taste. Tastes like stripped down Guinness.
flying_pig (1409) - SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (330ml bought in Split, Croatia):
Dark, quite rich aroma from this one with some roasted malts and a nutty smell too. There is some caramel and light toffee notes along with some burnt sugar, touches of chocolate and darker fruits too.
Black with a tiny, mainly bubbly off-white coloured head that is short lived and as such a bit disappointing.
Sweet to begin with along with lots of sugar and a touch of lighter coffee. I could detect some caramel, toffee and dark fruits such a figs and raisins.
Smooth with a good amount of carbonation, a medium body and plenty of sweetness. It goes down well, with a dry but not overly dry finish.
Very nice to drink and somewhat surprising considering I found this one in a Croatian supermarket in the height of summer. Even in almost 40 degree heat this one went down well with a solid flavour and great taste.