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Brewed by Pivovara Ličanka
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Donje Pazarište, Croatia

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed according to the purity law of 1516.

In early 2010, abv went from 5.1% to 5%.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Joc (1) - CROATIA - JAN 4, 2007 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 An excellent dark beer, but very hard to find. Definitely the best beer in Croatia and of course my favourite.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sportbilly (14) - CROATIA - MAR 6, 2011
Best dark beer from Croatia. It’s excellent taste of caramel and coffee.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kezo (3) - Bjelovar, CROATIA - JUN 15, 2012 does not count
Perfect, perfect, perfect, perfect, perfect... It takes some time to get used to the taste, but...

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlanFord (31) - GERMANY - FEB 7, 2006
Bottle 0,5l Best Dark Beer in Croatia, the only Problem is to purchase this beer. It from a micro-brewerie in the Velebit-Mountains.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Crnipapar (10) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 20, 2006
Because of this beer I seriously considered for some time to go to brewerie and buy a whole barel. I remember the humble beginning of this brewerie when I first purchased couple of bottles and every one had burst after the opening and spiled half its content. Today this is the best dark beer in Croatia but hard to find. It has creamy brown head that holds for some time but not to long, caramel and honey flavor and something indescribably complex, body is medium, aftertaste is pleasantly bitter and it lingers for some time. This beer is unbelievably drinkable due to virgin mountain water and there lies its only fault and the reason for my barrel.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tomislav (12) - CROATIA - JUL 2, 2004
Until yesterday i’ve only heard stories about "Velebitsko tamno", also called "Tamno Ličko". I need to call the factory that they give me the phone number of they local distributer in Zagreb, and after ten phonecalls, I finaly get it! I was very surprised!! It has nice dark red colour, very very inviting aroma, and the best drinkability among porters I’ve ever tried. It is not to bitter, just enough, has just perfect strenght for a porter and wonderfull body. I have tought that "Tomislav" is the best croatian porter, but today, I think that "Velebitsko tamno" is just one little step better! Exellent beer, difficult to get but yuo must try it!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
funcut (247) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - OCT 24, 2005
this is for me the best dark beer i ever drink ... this brewery have a great beer ... i am very pleased with all about this beer ...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Stihy (2) - Sarajevo, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - OCT 9, 2011 does not count
Very nice beer ... maybe in top 5 Balkan beers.... availability very bad, hard to find even in Croatia, no web store or someplace to order this beer outside Croatia

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
zvone (2) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 9, 2005 does not count
best dark beer in croatia. Very hard to find. Very strong but tasty and easy drincable

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamloomer (66) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 7, 2010
Very dark, deep red and clear against the light. The head wasn’t very high, but dense and lasting. Strong flavour with caramelly and fruity notes. Very complex taste, with fruity, roasty, malty notes, some roasty bitterness, a little dryness. Very full-bodied.


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