klesidra (3) - , SLOVENIA - SEP 24, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
this was good. i would drink it again if in Albania and if I would like a dark beer.
humlelala (1035) - 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.
Countbeer (4709) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice 2 finger foamy head.
Color is amber brown dark reddish.
Smell caramel, malts, hops, slight hint of chocolate and some spices.
Taste is a fine and soft mix of caramel, spices, malts, yeast, some sugars, a very slight hint of chocolate and hint of bitter and hop taste (just a very slight hint).
Soft (milk stout like density and softness) and smooth taste. Slight hint of nuts.
Drank it cold when it was warm, delicious beer (for Albanian standards).
charlotte (4325) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.Dark amber colour with medium white head.Aroma of caramel and rosted malty,nice tosted malty taste with hint of nuts and rye,overall really good beer.
Cuso (5040) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 0,33l gift from Albania. Almost black color, with nice beige head. Aroma, caramel, spices touch of coffee. Taste, starts sweet with strong coffee, chocolate. Bitter finish. drinkable beer.
jmgreenuk (4921) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Berat. Pours light brown with a small head. Milk chocolate and caramel on the nose and in flavour. Slight metallic tinge. Moderate bitterness. Sweet malty finish. Not too bad.
Grumbo (630) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Rogner hotel, Tirana. Pours a deep red/brown colour with a small off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and bread dough. Some roasting. Fairly sweet, medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, sweet to finish. Better than average for area.
Travlr (13167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in Shokdra. Opaque brown color, tan head, fine lacing. Aroma of burnt caramel, like an imperial creme brullee. Taste is sweet, extra malty, sweet chocolate milk and sweet biscuits. Did I say it was sweet?
heavy (2161) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33 l bottle, great thanks to my friend Vanja who brought it in Tirane! It poured dark brown body with small brownish head. Caramel and bit of dry grass in its aroma. Sugary and caramelly malty flavor, some grassy hops within, relatively thin bodied, but fine and not offensive for sure. Sweet and quite long finish, some artifical notes at its end. Pretty nice for an Albanian beer...but Pils...