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


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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

Graphirus' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Graphirus (48) - - OCT 21, 2013
A - pours dark brown, almost black beer with a medium beige soapy head that quickly dissipates. Virtually no lacing. S - nose of roasted malts, caramel, toffee, dark chocolate. Some floral notes in the back. T - as the nose it tastes of roasted malts, caramel and toffee. There's a hint of bittersweet finish. O - overall quite a nice surprise given it's price, very easy to drink and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grumbo (858) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle received from Dorin in Moldova. Poures a dark amber colour with a small off-white head, long-lasting, head. Aroma is sweet caramel, malt, dark fruit and chocolate. Medium sweetness, below average for style, light bitterness, medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kto (148) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 8, 2015
pours clear red-brown with a creamy head and nice lacing. aroma rye bread, kvass, caramel, prunes. flavour the same, plus syrup. too sweet for a dunkel imo.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2015
Bouteille 50cl split with Tomaz, from Russian shop in Berlin. Ambrée-brune, col beige. Arôme est léger malté caramel et fine note grillée, impression de drêche, houblon minimaliste. Palais est malté caramel, melanoide, léger sucre brun très allemand sorte de sucre candy et note de drêche sur la fin. Houblon apporte peu en terme d’amertume.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cram (15) - - MAR 25, 2015
Fles gekregen van een collega. Rood bruin bier met een beige schuimkraag die niet blijft staan. Direct na inschenken geen schuim meer. Smaak is zoetig en waterig. Totaal geen kracht en weinig hop te bespeuren. Wat mij betreft geen aanrader.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1 (3411) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2015
Flaske på hotellrom i Berlin: klar mahognyfarge med kort beige skum. Et maltdrevet øl med forsiktig men behagelig maltpeofil. Kort ettersmak, men den beste av de ukjente russiske jeg kjøpte i den døgnåpne super’n på hjørnet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivnizub (9212) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle(kindly delivered by Quack-Duck!) Sweetish roasty and sugary-caramelly nose, presumably artificial sweeteners, too;mild sweet-bitter flavour, light bodied; short sweetish grainy-toasty finish. Not too unpleasant, but not really necessary…

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Case (299) - GERMANY - JAN 18, 2015
0.5 bottle. The ring on the bottle makes it super comfortable to hold. Very practical indeed. I go on pouring it into a glass though. It pours dark red-brown with minimal beige head that is gone as quickly as it appeared. Great spectacle! Now let’s see what this classic velvety beer tastes like. The aroma is malty, a bit of caramel, all very subtle so as not to disturb your delicate senses. Taste is likewise hidden discreetly behind a velvety curtain of watery nothingness. I have no reference what the traditional beer style of "velvety beer" is supposed to taste like but the six different malts have been perfectly blended into a generic artificial sweetness. Could be worse.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swapp (258) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JAN 15, 2015
500ml can. clear dark brown color with strong latte head. taste are roast sweet roast malts with caramel and latte notes. aftertaste are light caramel notes with some dried plums and little bitterness from roast malts. very fine beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rammer (349) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 7, 2015
Not Bad and not good. Strong bread taste really like Dunkel. There malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
djoeye (2260) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2015
Red brown beer, fawn apricot tartish diminishing head. Aroma of sweet brown bread, prunes, syrup. Tastes dark caramel, dusty hops, dryish syrup, prunes, strawberry notes. Quite fruity velvety feel, normal carbonation, modest body to the average. Tasty. [0.5L brown bottle, 12° ABV:4%, Brewed by Radomyshl in Ukraine, ukr barcode and title, Zhyhuli Barne Oksamytove Temne, tapped 051214, BB010915, B@Sil’po Kremenchuk UA]

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