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Stary Melnik Iz Bochonka Temnoe

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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2322) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle from EE shop in Bedford. Dark brown with a bit of carbonation. Not a lot of aroma, some sweetish chocolatey malt. Very sweet taste, with a mouthwashy aftertaste reminiscent of hop extract. Having said this, it’s certainly drinkable, and a damn sight better than their execrable pale lager. In a way I kind of enjoyed it.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours dark brown, single finger creamy coloured head. Aroma of toffee, caramel...Taste of toffee, caramel, brown sugar. Very sweet, light bitterness...ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Evilkniamhel (514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2016
From bottle. Pours dark clear brown. Aromas of molasses, brown sugar, sweet malts. Bitter and a sticky sweetness on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at Appellation Wines tasting. Clear brown body with a thin beige head. Faint lacing. Aroma of tea bag, earth and brown bread. Flavour of sweet malt, treacle, toffee and stewed apple. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Light fizz. Sweet and chewy.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichardGretton (4638) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Bottle. Blackish beer with a good head and a reddish tinge. The aroma is sugary and malty with some yeastiness. The flavour is very malty with a sweet fortified wine feel and some roasted bitterness. Overall a typical Russian style of beer but it is a bit too sweet for my liking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stuu666 (10566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle at appellation. Pours deep amber, nose is grassy, cola, toffee, taste is harsh, grassy, lemon.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
bottle at home ... dark red brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet fruit .. toffee malt .. caramel malts ... ..sweet caramel suger nose sweet toffee .. caramel toffe suger ..

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nihtila (2855) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle at Comely Bankers III. Ruby brown. Nose is sweet malts, caramel. Taste is sweet darkish malts, honeyish, toffee. A bit unpleasantly sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle at Comely Bankers III. Pours dark ruby with a thin white head. Aromas of dried herbs. Taste is light sweet, faint treacle. Sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5205) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - deep amber with a decent head. Nose - caramel and nuts. Taste - sweet caramel and light biscuit. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that is just too sweet. Overall - grew on me slightly.


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