hrabren (20) - Zagreb, - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was known as one of the first Croatian microbrewery products, produced in a small brewery in a town of Pazarište, near Gospić in Croatian mountain region, famous for its clear spring water, which is also used in production of this brew. It was considered as one of the best Croatian beers, due to the fact it wasn’t pasteurized and produced in small amounts, being also rare and hard to find until fairly recently. Quality of this beer fell with use of additives for preservation so now it tastes more similar to macro Dunkels. Nevertheless, it is still good. I’ve had it many times since 2005, but I’m only rating it now.
Pours dark brown with orange tint and quickly diminishing beige head. Weak aroma of malts and nuts, you won’t notice it if the beer is to cold. Medium body, but a full malty taste, not many hops here, low carbonation, well balanced. Ends with a dry finish. Highly recommended.
gorkogrlo (67) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: iron, grains, coffe. Taste: chocolate, metallic, citrus. Medium to light body. Little acidic.
Medium sweetness. Overall: ok beer, but nothing special.
Scopey (4612) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Caffe Bar Trapula, Sibenik. It pours dark brown with a thick beige head. The nose is roasted malt, caramel, cola, brown bread and fruit cake. The taste is roasty, cocoa, toast, earth, caramel, touch of alcohol, brown sugar and decent bitterness with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Rather drinkable. A solid beer all in all.
sdmmb (261) - USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinkable black beer. Smooth, treacly and hoppy. Drunk from 33cl bottle in Sibernik, Croatia.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Cuso (3374) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Peter B. Many thanks. 6% ABV. Dark brown color with medium off-white head. Roasted malt in aroma together with hints of coffee. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, licorice. Hoppy bitter finish. Drinkable beer.
artyom (292) - Osijek, CROATIA - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma is toasted malt and some chocolate. Taste is also toasted malt, chocolate and a hint of some fruits. Overall it is very good and drinkable beer, i recommend it.
ha1ag (658) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, tnx Ivica ! Dark brown colour with thick but quickly diminishing beige head. Complex nose with sweet dark fruits. Aroma is dark fruits like raising and heavy sweet malts. Flavour is malts, dried plums and mild bitterness. Nice dunkel!
ElDesmadre (1195) - Mikołów, POLAND - SEP 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a poor head. Caramel, cocoa, vanilla and some coffee in the aroma. Tastes a bit like a Czech dunkel but has the dryness of a schwarzbier. Medium bitterness, aftertaste of vanilla and coffee. Too well attenuated, hence alcoholic. Because of the astringency in the finish, the beer became a bit tiresome after the first half. Unfortunately, since it’s got potential.
visionthing (2098) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2013 33cl bottle (6,1%) in a café in Split (June 2009). Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nice surprise to find another decent dark beer in Croatia. Malty aroma with caramel and some roasty notes. Not as good as Tomislav in my opinion, but an undisputed second place for me on this trip.
(Backlog: tasted 2009-06-09)
abemorsten (2193) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5 l green bottle from Ivana Trgovina, Split; enjoyed on Hvar. Clear deep mahogany with a dense light brown fingerthick head that leaves excellent lacing. Dark toffee, caramel sauce, butter and malts on the nose. Medium to full body. Sweet and toasted. Notes of roasted nuts. Smooth. Nice mellow bitterness with toasted notes in the finish. Dry mouth. Recommended.