Iznogud (1948) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 330 ml brought from Albania by a friend. Pours dark amber with off-white head. Malty sweet and caramel.
TBone (15542) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled 330ml (Tirane)
Interesting ... dark pils. Clear dark nut brown color, small brown head. Sweet worty industrial kalja-kali-kvass aroma; rye bread and sugars. Medium-bodied. Wort, sugars, rye bread, syrup. Funny how this also tastes like Estonian kali or Finnish kalja.
StilleStorm (1311) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GFM; Pours dark amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet roasted malty, dark fruity and light hoppy. Taste is much the same, but sadly add wet and watery. Medium carbonated, nice bitter, with a short finish. A -almost and appriciated beer.
humlelala (1233) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33 cl bottle from minimarket in Saranda; bbd: August 2nd 2014) Pours a clear, dark copper with ample, tan head. Good retention and beautiful lacework. Aroma is pleasantly malty without having too much caramel sweetness present. The predominant aroma notes are biscuity and nutty with perhaps a hint of something darker akin to roasted malt, licorice, aniseed or perhaps a graham cracker. Never the less a pleasantly refreshing beer. Oily texture, soft carbonation with medium to light body and a slightly sweet, biscuity finish. Flavour largely follows the nose and it has something distinctively Czech to it - I wonder if it could be Saaz hops, which shine in this beer that is only a month old? An unexpectedly pleasant surprise.
jmgreenuk (6752) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a restaurant in Durres. Poured a dark chestnut brown with a big frothy off-white head. The aroma is weak malt leading to a weak bitter, nutty flavour with a watery palate. Not the worst beer from Albania.
MiP (14738) - S°nderborg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 4.5%. Good malty aroma, roasted and bready, slightly vinous. Clear dark brown colour, perhaps chestnut. The flavour is citric at first, turning vinous and creamy. Does not taste entirely fresh, but it is not bad because of it. Late grainy finish.
Bamsen78 (4787) - S°nderborg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy copper brown with small light tan head. Clear aroma of malt with caramel notes. Bittersweet, malty, slightly roasty flavour. Rather thin but otherwise not disagreeable.
Holmen1 (4351) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske fra Kihoskh: en ganske sň m°rk bayer°l. Behagelig karbonert og munnfylde. Mye malt, sammen med litt m°rke bŠr. Slett ikke verst med bare 4,7%, og god valuta for 15kr. Mitt f°rste °l fra Albania!
Theis (14940) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Ryebread, roasted, light nutty, sweetness, raisins, dark malts, light metallic.... lots of "macro".
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The head is medium, the body amber. The taste is a bit sour, sugary, oat, malty and watery. 10/7/6/6/10/6