Pill Report: Gold Bar
Gold Bar

Sindh (Karachi)

Posted by
November 8, 2014
Date Submitted
Hard, well-pressed, gently rounded edges.
Last Update
November 9, 2014
GOLD on one side, 199.9 mg on the other.
Dull Yellow
Suspected Contents
MDxx Low
User Report

This pill was disappointing. My partner and I took one each at 1:17 am. The taste was mild, for an ecstasy pill. I was able to keep it on my tongue without the urge to retch.

We started coming up some 20 - 30 minutes later. Unfortunately, there isn't much more to add - the experience as a whole can best be described as 'mild'. There was no nausea coming up, there was very minimal jaw clenching, and we never really peaked. The experience was pleasant but that's about it.

It felt like an extremely low dose to the both of us.

For reference, these pills were bought in Karachi some three months ago, supposedly imported from the Netherlands. I am aware that there is some speculation about second/first press and deteriorating quality, but I don't know enough to be able to tell what press this is. It is possible that it's a counterfeit. Either way, after three mediocre experiences in a row, my partner and I are a bit skeptical of the Dutch 'super pills', or at least the ones that are making it to Pakistan under that guise.

ETA: I'd like to point out for those that might be interested that ALL the effects of the pill seemed to be muted. Energy, euphoria, etc. were low, but so too were the nausea (nonexistent), jaw-clenching (extremely mild), and comedown (also very mild).

This, coupled with the fact that both my partner and I had waited 3 months before rolling causes us to believe that the pill was low on active ingredients.


peanut 801 (member since April 17, 2011)

Damn, that's too bad! I really enjoyed the gold bars I had, but I'm on the other side of the world.... the roll all in all was a mellow roll, nothing like the blue Barclay's though. But, very enjoyable none the less!

November 8, 2014, 7:49 pm GMT

etekz (member since October 5, 2014)

why do they look green , never seen green bars.

November 9, 2014, 12:24 am GMT

beatsurfer (member since November 8, 2014)

The color is an artifact of the camera/lighting. In reality they were a dull yellow color, pale enough to border on cream.

@peanut801 - I'm really glad you enjoyed your bars, man. I wish I could say the same for us, but alas. This is the third time it's been less than spectacular for my partner and I.

The last time we were tripping balls was on Bitcoins. But then the next batch of Bitcoins (two pills each - but on a hot, sunny afternoon) and Wifis (3 pills for 4 people - somewhat underwhelming dose), and finally our experience with the Gold bars last night... ugh. They've all been less than spectacular. Incidentally, since we were worried we might be 'losing the magic' we gave ourselves a solid three months between this trip and the last one. No cheese :(

What's a fellow got to do to get a decent roll?

November 9, 2014, 12:33 am GMT

szraver (member since September 24, 2012)

Great report, Beatsurfer - shame all reports can be as coherent as this one.

November 10, 2014, 5:14 am GMT

bearlove (member since August 25, 2008)

Thanks for the detailed report - shame this pill turned to rubbish. When they first came out they were indeed HIGH dosed (test results will back that up).


November 25, 2014, 7:26 am GMT

zaidarain (member since September 4, 2016)

how can i get this pill?

September 4, 2016, 10:45 am GMT