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


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
A dark beer with a full taste and strong malt aroma, with a prominent aftertaste of burnt malt and a light touch of wine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DinkingDutch (10) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2006
I’ve got it in the local Russian store. A very pleasant toasted taste. Excellent beer to enjoh next to a fire in cold days, but not quite so possibly in warm ones. Excellent beer nevertheless...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5559) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2006
Bottle. Bit like a stout - good and chocolately, with a rich flavour that hangs about conscientiously.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 25, 2007
bottled. purple coloured, soft texture, chocolate porridge aroma, quite tasty - ovaltine. much better than expected

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2002
Dunkel appearance with slightly dark wheat beerish flavours, and a floury thick palate. Not too bad at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4707) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14074) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16196) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2011
Clear malty flavor with a slightly burnt nuance and with elements of sweet syrup, fruit and wine. Despite the rather special taste it’s surprisingly pleasant. If you find it’s definitely worth testing!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lidor1995 (49) - ISRAEL - APR 26, 2015
The beer as an aroma that is some where between beer and wine, with a mainly sweet taste and lightly bitter sub taste.

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