by the sounds of it it sounds decent, hard to tell without pictures.
golden when spread out, but black/brown when in a giant glob sounds right, in most cases. ive made very blonde/golden oil, and put it into a vial... and it looks dark. take that glob and look at it through the sun, or another bright light and youll see that it probably has quite the golden color to it (if its done right, which im assuming it is if its from a dispensary.. not that ive ever bought from one before or even been in one. I wish!!!)
and when you said you were digging into it and it shattered means means its like glass, which is good. heat it up just a tiny bit when its like that and get your hoot out when its still warm and easy to work with.
the description of the bubbles makes you wonder though.
its all hard to tell without very good pictures in good lighting.