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

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   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Case (279) - 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 (216) - 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 (186) - 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 (1980) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1508) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Some tan head.
Aroma: Caramel, dark fruit. Sweetness.
Taste: Dark malt, caramel, sweetness. Very good, I think, though not sure why.
Bought: Trade with Dorin - thanks!, 500 ml
Info: 7/12-2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8299) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2014
bottle from Mixmarkt. Clear brown with a beige head. Flat carbonation and mouthfeel deliver a caramely, malty flavour with hints of Blockmalz-candies and very, very shy hopps hints towards the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
YantarCoast (253) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 8, 2014
500ml can from a local store. Pours dark brown with a very brief tan head. Aroma of caramel. Sweet caramel flavour. Not so good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dohny (282) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown color with small head. Chocolate aroma, caramel, prunes. Flavor, caramel. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gurthnar (2255) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Aroma intense caramel, light chocolate and fruity. Clear amber to dark colour. Taste is strong in caramel, rather sweet, but some balancing bitterness. Simple, overly sweet, but drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cuso (5196) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2014 Bottle at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition, kindly donated by dnicolaescu, many thanks. Dark brown color with small white head. Caramel, malt in aroma. Sweet malty taste with tons of sugar.

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