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

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark beer with a full taste and strong malt aroma, with a prominent aftertaste of burnt malt and a light touch of wine.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2003
An amber beer with no head. The flavor is sweet and slightly bitter. An OK beer - but nothing special.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2003
Bottled. Chestnut brown, Richly malty with soft mouthfeel. Still it gives a bold and clumsy impression, and points are also deducted for the syrupy finish and lack of complexity.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2003
Brown-amber color. Regular dark beer with a lot of caramel, but not impressive (and tastes a bit like old beer).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12538) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2005
Bottled (dated 03.05.2005)
Dark ruby color with nice big brown head. Malty, caramelly, roasted aroma. Quite liquerish mouthfeel, sweet sugary. Sweetness overcomes 6.5% alcohol count. The best of the 5 Stary Melniks.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9260) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 17, 2008
500ml bottle (Rimi, Tallinn)
Dark red, brief head. Understated malt aroma - some burntness. Rich toasted malt taste, yes it’s quite stout, but neither chocolatey nor coffee-like. Sticks to the tongue, so a roasted finish. Covers 6.5% very well, helped by a bit of sweetness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2002
Quite an odd beer. Similar to a malt liquor, but lighter. There are strong alcohol notes and a chemical nastiness in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 25, 2007
bottled. purple coloured, soft texture, chocolate porridge aroma, quite tasty - ovaltine. much better than expected

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5661) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 26, 2006
Bottled(500ml). -dark ruby coloured, little pale brown head, sweet malty and light roasted aroma with slight toffee notes, too sweet syrupy finish

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2003
This is pre-Pilsner style lager, chocolate dark and lightly touched with a ruby red glow; though it has more in common with a sweet stout than a lager. It is very hard to get any information at all on this beer - it took the help of a Russian friend to track this down to the Efes brewery in Moscow (the place I bought it had the brewery down as Old Miller) - but the same brewer has a pale version of this called, simply, Old Miller. The nearest beer I've had to this would be Negra Modelo from Mexico, but this has more character - more chocolate, more roasted barley flavours, more melting barley sugar and little dazzling displays of citric fruits star dancing across the tongue: now lemon, now grapefruit, now lime. Wow! A beer to die for. This is one to seek out.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2004
(Bottled) Dark red color with a small but lasting head. Quite dry, malty and ashy aroma. Chalky and neutral, somewhat sweety-sugary, malty flavor. Medium-bodied, smooth-carbonated palate. A very nice and tasty, sweetish and quite full-bodied brew. Definitely worth tasting, while not quite earth-shaking.


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