Brewed by Moskovskaya Pivovarennaya Kompaniya (Oasis Beverages)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Mytishchi, Moskovskaya Oblast, Russia


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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This sort of beer characterizes by a distinctive, barely suble, branded bitter. The unique taste of this velvety beer achieves by using six special malts at once: barely dark, barley light, biscuit, caramel, black and rye. “Zhiguli Barnoe Barkhatnoe” brews according to the classic receipt of velvety beer. Besides six special malts its consist of artesian water, surface yeast, hop and cane sugar. This beer is bottled in original dark brown bottles, highlighting rich amber color of beer. The novelty has not aesthetic but also practical advantages: there is an original ring on the bottleneck, that makes it more comfortable.
water, barley malt, rye malt, sugar, hops Alc. not less than 4.0%
Extract. early. 12% Wort
In 100 g: 6.4 g carbohydrates
Energ. value of 46 kcal
Bottle 0,5 l

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tomer. Pours brown to red with a beige head, aroma of honey, candy, caramel, nuts, bread and cookies, flavor of nuts, alcohol and bread, light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
500 ml. bottle split with Kogymo. Procured @ Anna Maria. Pours reddish dark brown with a non-lasting tanned head. Taste & smells of caramel extracts, soda-syrupy, rye bread, kvass, flat fake coca-cola, sugar,… Bit flat fake coca-cola & caramel extract feel to it, palate-wise. This felt like drinking caramel extracts & malts, not awful or anything but very non-beer-like. Obv. a bit odd feeling to it due to the unnatural associations with caramel extracts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erzengel (2718) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
0.5l bottle from a Russian shop. Sweetish grainy nose. The beer starts malty-sweetish, not too sweet, not too malty, not much roast. The mainpart is a bit flat, sweetish, malty, not too intense. A bit dusty. Malty-sweetish with a strange roasted malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kita (1121) - Koper, SLOVENIA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle, 0.50l, courtesy of CanCrusher. Clear dark brown color with medium creamy light brown head and soft visible carbonation. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate and grassy hops. Taste starts light sweet grassy and mild caramel, follows by moderate sweet roasted maltiness with some sour notes, while finish is light bitter. Light to medium body, slick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Pretty decent, although a bit too lagerish...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2422) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tomer.Clear dark brown with tan head. Chocolate milk and some caramel aroma, sweet, chocolatey taste, then a little watery with hints of bread. Light body, a little gummy texture, long caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanCrusher (651) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle 0,50L. Clear, dark, amber - red colour with big, creamy, light brown head. Intensive aroma of cacao, milk chocolate, caramel and espresso. Taste is moderate sweet at begining, followed by chocolate and temporary sourness, than turns into light bitter finish. Beer with rich taste, medium to full body and oily texture. I was positively suprised.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (3924) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing dark brown colour with average, frothy, diminishing, minimally lacing, beige head. Cautious, sweet-ish, dark malty aroma, a touch of roast, burnt caramel and malt lozenge. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, hints of roast and burnt caramel, slightly dry finish; Light body, slightly sticky palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JefVerstraete (1458) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle from Mix Markt, Gent. Dark brown colour, beige foam. Soft carbonation. Sweet nose of caramel and dry fruit. Metallic taste and watery. Thin body. Not very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tomer (1746) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2014
At a tasting, thanks dnicolaescu, smallish creamy head, clear brown to red colour, aroma of caramel, dark bread and a hint of wood, aroma of prune, kvass and dark bread, a bit too sweet. Drinkable but not worth your while.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tomer. Brown color with a big of reddish hues and a beige head. Aroma is caramelly and honey-ish with cardboard, dark bread and a bit of chocolate. Sweet sugary flavor with caramel, a bit of chocolate, cardboard, dark bread and a slightly drier finish. Light to medium-bodied.

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