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Brewed by Pivovarnya Moskva-Efes
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Moscow, Russia

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Stariy Melnik iz Bochonka keeps on expanding its product range and proudly presents in Russia its new variety of beer – Stariy Melnik iz Bochonka Barkhatnoe – bottled dark draught beer. The very first drop transports you to the familiar bar with its relaxed and cozy atmosphere. Its flavor is unexpectedly soft – new dark beer is easy to drink as if it is truly velvety! Stariy Melnik iz Bochonka Barkhatnoe comes in ‘signature’ 0.5 l glass bottles, their shape similar to that of a real beer barrel. For customers’ convenience the bottle has a twist-off cap. The abv of product does not exceed 4.5%. This new product is expected to be warmly welcomed by target audience of Stariy Melnik iz Bochonka – modern urbanites who formed a habit of drinking genuine draught beer.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2357) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2012
50cl bottle thanks to onkelgobber. Pours dark brown with a red hue - a thin head. The nose has honey and gingerbread, going into Madeira. The taste has more of the cake notes with a nice cinnamon and rum note that stays with you. The palate is balanced with a medium body and texture. Overall, a decent beer for scooping.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
suurjuust (976) - ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2012
Dark reddish brown, small head. Nose is caramel, malt, sweet notes, diacetyl and metallic hints. Taste has shortbread, grains, caramel sweetness, metallic hints. Malty-grainy finish, no hops to speak of. Not bad, but nothing special.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Janek_Poducha (45) - Lubin, POLAND - OCT 23, 2012
Dark red to dark brown color, untransparent. Beige small rapidly falling head. High carbonation, medium body, watery, short sweet finish. Aroma: Sweet, fruity (red fruits), brown sugar, prunes, vegetables, Taste: Sweet, fruity, sugar, watery, very light toasted bitterness.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cunningham (4333) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2012
Dark colour with a small tan hed. Caramel malt aroma. Moderat sweet caramel malty and light hoppy flavour.
[Bottle from Opera Delikatesy in Warszawa, Poland]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (2580) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 13, 2012
500ml bottle. Dark brown color. Medium size, tan head appears, stays. Good lacing. Caramel, malts in the aroma. Very clean aroma. Caramel, malts, buttery, slightly metallic notes in flavor. Not bad, but very clean and boring.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
laiti (5558) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2012
50 cl bottle @ home as ”Старый Мельник Из Бочонка Бархатн& Rated on 29.04.2011
Aroma is somewhat sweet with syrup and some cheap licorice. Flavour is sweet wity syrup, kvass and some honey I’ve usually found in Latvian lagers. Quite unusual and better than I expected.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 12, 2012
Pours like coke with a huge beige head, aroma of caramel, dark bread and cookies, flavor is sweet and metallic with some toasted bread, chocolate and vanilla, kvas like, medium bodied, OK

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (7653) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2012
Dark brown colour with medium head. Aroma is caramel. Flavour is caramel, malt.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
geophagus (244) - Lubin, POLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Black, untransparent with red reflexes color. Beige small rapidly falling head becomes a foam. Medium body, oily, short sweet finish. Aroma: Sweet, malty, bready, caramel, brown sugar, a pinch of roasted malts. Taste: Medium to high sweetness, brown sugar. Average but definitely too sweet dunkel without any bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown color with a nice big off-white head. Toasty malt aroma with dark bread and some caramel. Sweet flavor, a bit sugary, but not cloying, with malt, kvass-like notes and light toasty hints. Finish is also quite sweet. Light-medium-bodied. Surprisingly quite decent and easy-drinking.


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