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Nikšićko Tamno (310 of 1001)

Rating: 3.4

A review of my second ever beer from Montenegro now and one that follows on from the same brewery’s flagship Pivo that I added a review of here at the start of September after trying the beer over the summer in Croatia. This particular offering is one that I’ve been wanting to try given it is the only beer from Montenegro to feature on the 1001 beers list and is one I was unable to find when I was in Croatia over the summer; luckily my parents were recently in Montenegro though and managed to find a can to bring back to the UK for me to try. The beer will be my 310th from the 1001 beer list and is one that I didn’t think I’d get the chance to try for some time yet but now I have the opportunity it is one I can’t wait to crack open.

Nikšicko Tamno

Appearance (4/5): This one was a very dark black as it was poured from the can, it almost looked like a glass of cola with a slight ruby tinge to it. The head was a half centimetre tall one that was foamy and just about covered the surface of the beer.
Aroma (6/10): Roasted malts and some sweetness are what kicks this one-off, there was some touches of chocolate as well though before some light bitterness made itself known. There was some coffee sneaking in towards the end and while the aroma was a pleasant one it was also quite basic.
Taste (7/10): The beer came through with quite a malty taste to begin with, there was some lactose style flavours in there as well though before some chocolate and touches of caramel showed themselves. There was moderate sweetness coming through alongside some sugars and a slightly roasted taste towards the end. Again the beer wasn’t the most complex out there was it worked well and went down nicely.
Palate (3/5): Quite a smooth beer with an easy-going taste that also came with a roasted, semi-sweet feel and some light bitterness in the mix as well. There was some faint spices near the end but it was quite a simple, easy to drink beer.

Overall (14/20): Quite a nice second beer from the Trebjesa brewery and one that definitely went down better than their Pivo did over the summer. This one was a smooth, easy-going beer that had a pleasant roasted taste and some nice dark malts coming through. It kept things simple and the balance wasn’t bad either, a nice beer but not the best dark lager from the region by any stretch sadly.

Brewed In: Nikšić, Montenegro
Brewery: Trebjesa Brewery
First Brewed: circa. 1890’s
Type: Schwarzbier
Abv: 6.2%
Serving: Can (500ml)
Purchased: Kotor, Montenegro
Price: Gift

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  1. November 20, 2015 at 08:13

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