hrabren (23) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 30, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Retired in 2005., reintroduced in late November 2012. A 0.5 bottle in Dobar zvuk, Zagreb. Black with a fast diminishing head, aroma of sour malt, not nice for a Dunkel, watery, shallow, empty, tasteless, uninteresting. I liked it much better in 2005., this is a ruined beer.
heavy (2065) - Split, CROATIA - DEC 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
26/12 0.5 l bottle, courtesy of Marko, thanks! It poured clear, very dark copper body with small ivory head. Weak caramel aroma. Flavor was slightly sweet, a bit dry, caramel, toast, grains and coffee to lesser degree. Pretty watery. Thin bodied with shorter coffee and brown sugar finish. Unimpressive dark beer whose style is between porter and dunkel, but without any pronounced character to be enjoyable. Anyhow, I’m glad to see the revival, we miss something other than pale lagers and radlers!
pivski (24) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 9, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It was pretty OK now I see why I can’t find it in shops for last two years. Not so good as Tomislav, but it has much less alcohol so its more watery.
Crnipapar (10) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 20, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is in some way a new beer to Karlovačka Pivovara and it shows. Generaly it is not a bad beer but dont have that something special like Tomislav. Color is dark red and brown, creamy head, strong malty aroma, medium body, coffee and caramel taste, aftertaste is bitter caramel.
AlanFord (31) - GERMANY - FEB 7, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Bottle 0,5l) chestnut dark colour, with thick creamy head. aroma of burnt caramel.
funcut (213) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - OCT 22, 2005
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
very agly taste ... it is not good like the Velebitsko crno... ..................................................
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Warm chestnut colour with a marked reddish tint. Small, beige head. Sweetish aroma of caramel and roasted malt. Good, solid body with a distinct alcoholic approach. Light bitter finish. Hasn’t really got any Porter characteristics - more like a strong Dunkel, or a dark European Strong Lager. 300905
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2005
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Poured from the bottle, a cloudy brown with a large frothy head. A strong malty aroma, but nothing a special (a bit like old socks). Unfortunately the flavour is also a little like old socks, but as I haven’t tasted any old socks lately, a better comparison would be to bad vegetables. Was also very carbonated and sour in the mouth. (Can’t believe this is suppose to be a Porter, more like a NZ Brown Beer)
Marko (3742) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2006 New Review:
Poured a very dark red colour with a big thick, almost creamy tan head that went away at a medium pace leaving no lacing at all. Interesting deep sweet malt and caramel aroma (Papsoe got it right). The taste is rather interesting slightly sourish and metallic, coffee and caramelish malt. Roasty an bitter aftertaste. Yup, this is actually a dunkel, not a porter as someone who added it thought. Not offensive, refreshing even. I’ve had a lot worse beers than this thank you very much. Of course, this isn’t nearly as good as Tomislav or the dark Velebitsko, but it has is own merits. The rating stays the same.
Bottled, 0.5l. Dark, dark almost black red, a big brown, but rapidly disappearing head. Unimpressive, but enjoyable taste, with some hardly noticable hints of chocolate. If you can’t find Tomislav, this is ok. If you can choose from both, pick Tomislav. (19.09.2004)
TBone (11731) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark ruby. Small brown head. Aroma is sweet caramel, slightly roasted. Thin carbonated palate. Malty backbone with some roasted tones.