yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Queens Pub. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light breadish. Roasted malty, breadish and vague caramelish. Bitter and light roasted finish.
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a giant mocha head. Caramelly, toffeeish, slightly earthy nose. Sweet, with light toffee notes and a fairly sweet character. Decent, nourishing brew similar to a schwarzbier.
gyllenbock (7557) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Zlatno Burence, Belgrade.
A bit hazy dark brown with a medium head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, coffee, light roasted malt, light fruit and some toffee. Not bad at all.
ogivlado (7174) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the Belgrade Beer Fest 2006. -The best beer that I’ve had on BBF 2006, though it was served in plastic glass. Deep black coloured, small cappuccino like head, slight coffee nose. Aroma of black chocolate , nutts and toffee. Pleasant chocolate finish and nice strong bitter aftertaste.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at beer bar near hotel in Nis. Dark, very dark, with thick creamy tan head. Aroma is big on the carob, and actially so are the flavors. 6,7
Reminesnt of pasteli, as well as cola. Body in the right spot not too light or too heavy. No flaws as far as I can detect, and fits a good pocket.
Marko (4863) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Milan for saving this one for me!
This poured hazy dark brown body with a big, collapsing tan head. Interesting nose, light chocolate, dust, a nice herbal note, slightly acidic. Smooth raisiny taste, some chocolate, light hop, balanced in general. Not much aftertaste. The best Serbian macro beer I reckon.
luttonm (4525) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really pleased and surprised to see some .33l fresh bottles of this show up at a mega market (Super Vera) in Belgrade. Easily the best beer from the Balkans that I’ve found. Robust, sweet and flavorful. Up front and throughout the main weakness is an alkaline-metallic note. Darkest brown-black pour, little bubbly mocha head. Light smoke, low roast coffee beans, chocolate. Sweet and dessert like, milder carbonation. Bit of an alc bite, which is a nice touch. Really lovely, I hope this is stays around.
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 23, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Zlatno Burence. Dominated by dry chocolate, yet somehow crisp. Well beyond its freshness date, light acidic. Drinkable nonetheless.
heavy (2750) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
20/08 A 0.33 l bottle a friend gave to Marko, thanks to both of them! Glad to see those again around. It poured dark brown reddish body with medium sized brown head. Weak roasted aroma, caramel and a bit coffee. Lighter caramel flavor, unpleasant metallic at the beginning while later I could feel some fine coffee and rounded biscuit notes. Medium to thinner in body with fine, but short finish that shows some milk or cappuccino notes beyond thins mentioned in flavor. Not bad, though is not too special indeed.
trevor211 (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to luttonm for bringing this one home from the Balkans for me -- always fun to try crazy things I’d never find myself. Pours a deep brown, with a tan head. Smells like an odd blend of a decent porter with a cheap Latin American lager. This is really strangely drinkable. Sort of refreshing, in a way. It still has tinny overtones of cheap lager, but has a few other things bouncing around (roasty malts, a bit of grape) and a lively carbonation that keep it interesting. I’m not sure what the "ideal rate of thickness" is, and I’m not sure this would qualify as ideal anything, but it’s far more intriguing that I expected, and I’m actually enjoying it.