Formerly brewed at Pivovarnya Moskva-Efes
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Moscow, Russia


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Stariy Melnik iz Bochonka keeps on expanding its product range and proudly presents in Russia its new variety of beer – Stariy Melnik iz Bochonka Barkhatnoe – bottled dark draught beer. The very first drop transports you to the familiar bar with its relaxed and cozy atmosphere. Its flavor is unexpectedly soft – new dark beer is easy to drink as if it is truly velvety! Stariy Melnik iz Bochonka Barkhatnoe comes in ‘signature’ 0.5 l glass bottles, their shape similar to that of a real beer barrel. For customers’ convenience the bottle has a twist-off cap. The abv of product does not exceed 4.5%. This new product is expected to be warmly welcomed by target audience of Stariy Melnik iz Bochonka – modern urbanites who formed a habit of drinking genuine draught beer.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TaaviK (16) - ESTONIA - NOV 18, 2014
bottle Dark brown and very thin head. Toffee, bread. Sweet malt and syrup, smells nothing. Sticky, mid body, mid sourness. Messy brew

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rok1024 (1273) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - MAY 18, 2014
Clear dark appearance, medium head. Caramel, fruity sweet aroma. Very sweet taste. Below average Dunkel, quite unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sinfull (1592) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Dark ruby color , thin off-white head. Malt and caramel aroma , with fruity notes. Taste is sweet , malty and caramel , with hint of toffee and fruits. Minimal bitterness in aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cuso (8481) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle from Gurthnar, many thanks for sharing it. Brown colored beer with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, black berries, hints of coffee. Taste, roasted malt, some berries, caramel. Very sweet beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Karol (907) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 23, 2013
Bottled. Many thanks to Gurthnar! Aroma minimal of roasted malt. Taste is superb! Dried plums! My favorite dried fruit! Love it! It is a eurolager type of flavored water, I know, but damn it tastes great! :D

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gurthnar (5650) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Aroma sweet sugary and caramel, light glue. Dark brown colour. Taste is really sweet, simple, caramel. Light light fruity. Not too good, but finally a drinkable Melnik.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MisoW (3534) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown, beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, bit sourish, black current. Taste is roasted malt, very sweet, blackcurrant.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Senka (1080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2013
50cl screw-top bottle. Rather fresh. Unfortunately, they now call it a beer-drink, not a beer. It has quite some additives to it: coloring agent, pasteurizers, sweeteners etc. A big disappointment for me. I used to like Stary Melnik selection, but I can not say that now. I would advise you not to purchase more than 1 bottle. For me, this drink was on of the worst drinks I had this year.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
visionthing (5130) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 12, 2013
50cl bottle at Svevan (road cafe) near Tallinn. Pours very dark with an off-white head. Mild malty aroma with caramel, dark fruits and hint of roasted malt. Quite sweet but still fairly balanced. Easy drinkable and went well with the food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9369) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2013
bottle, delivered by pivnizub! Deep brown colour, mid-sized beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Medium-bodied, malty base with chocolate and caramel, hits of coffee. Lingering chocolatey finish. Much better than expected.

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