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... SilkTork (5856) - 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. strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2006
Bottle. Bit like a stout - good and chocolately, with a rich flavour that hangs about conscientiously. motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 25, 2007
bottled. purple coloured, soft texture, chocolate porridge aroma, quite tasty - ovaltine. much better than expected RichardGretton (4788) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2002
Dunkel appearance with slightly dark wheat beerish flavours, and a floury thick palate. Not too bad at all.
sayravai (4711) - 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. FatPhil (17080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 17, 2008
500ml bottle (Rimi, Tallinn)TBone (18228) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2005
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.
Bottled (dated 03.05.2005)BeerSkull (1372) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2011
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.
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!