Brewed by Karlovačka Pivovara (Heineken)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Karlovac, Croatia


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Retired in late 2005 or early 2006, but revived in December 2012. 14.5°

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 13, 2013
50 cl bottle at Mihael, Cavtat. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and a huge tan and creamy head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish and light liqourice. Light chocolate. Solid bitter and toasted malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2005
(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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12329) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2004
Dark ruby. Small brown head. Aroma is sweet caramel, slightly roasted. Thin carbonated palate. Malty backbone with some roasted tones.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (7572) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2013
Pours brown with an off white head. Lightly toasted malts, a hint of sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2013
50cl bottle split with 77ships, thanks Eugène. BB 07-11-2013. Couleur brune claire, col beige fin. Arôme est encore ici typique des pays de l’est et tirant fort vers un bouquet allemand. J’entends par ici, ce côté faux caramel donnant malheureusement une douceur fausse. Le tout rappelant le cara et sucre brûlé. Seul point positif reste cette présence de moult et grains frais agréable. Palais garde ce profil très allemand, léger avec pas mal de grains et malt. La fin garde une fine amertume houblonnée avec un herbacé moyen mais qui au final reste neutre. Douceur reste là quoique surfaite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scopey (6140) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle from Konzum, Dubrovnik. It pours dark brown with a medium beige head. The nose is toast, cocoa, wood, roast and crackers. The taste is roasty, toast, wood, mild acidity, burnt notes, earth, dried fruit and dull astringency with a dry finish. Medium body and high, fairly harsh carbonation. Not great... Can’t say I would rush back for another.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5539) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2002
Bottled(500ml). -this isnt such a good porter as Tomislav is, nice but fast disappering head, light chocolate aroma

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4294) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2013

Appearance: Clear deep dark color with an off white head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malty, some roasted malt and light dark fruity.
Palate: Medium body. A bit sweet and a mild bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Malty, dark fruits and some roasted notes.
Overall impression: Tasty powerful dunkel.
Personal stats: Bottle Odd Egil brought with him from holiday in Croatia.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cuso (4206) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Brown color with small beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, dark fruits, some spices, very light hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (3878) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 19, 2004
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.

Old review:
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)

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