Brewed by Pivovar Protivín (Pivovary Lobkowicz)
Style: Schwarzbier
Protivín, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Original. Merlin je výjimečný ležák, který lze pro jeho velmi tmavou barvu označit za opravdu černé pivo. Náš sládek jej vaří podle speciální receptury a při jeho výrobě používá vedle tří druhů sladu, křišťálově čisté vody z hlubinného jezera a kvalitního chmele rovněž pražený ječmen. Výsledkem je magická kombinace chutí s výraznou hořkostí připomínající stout, kterou ocení každý opravdový znalec.


   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1840) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 4, 2015
Cervesa molt suau i fŕcil de beure, té tocs torrats i dolços i un cos molt lleuger. Cerveza muy suave y fácil de beber, tiene toques tostados y dulces y un cuerpo muy ligero.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnfryd (12622) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2015
KRS 181014. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, butterscotsch, fruit. Flavour is fruit, roasted malt, coffee, butterscotsch, caramel. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbonde (194) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 On tap@Jazzcup Copenhagen. Dark brown, almost black, with light brown head. Aroma of roast malt. Taste of even more roasted malt in a very agreeable way. Tones of liqourice, bread and subdued hop. Not sweet like other dark beers and with a nice bitterness in the aftertaste...again dominated by perfectly roasted malt. Dark beers are not normally my favourite, but I like this one. Has traits of porter, yet it is clearly a schwarzbier.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlutisLt (56) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAR 2, 2015
Very simple but good dark beer. Nice label and bottle! One of the best from Czech

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boe_hu (1) - HUNGARY - FEB 19, 2015 does not count
caramel, chocolate, coffee, dark brown, almost black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, bitter, medium body,. this beer is freaking fantastic. started from the name of it ended at the last sip. it was a great experience. i’m not an expert in beer but I loved Merlin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1677) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Appearance: Very dark brown, some dark tan head.
Aroma: Malt, brown sugar?
Taste: Malt, sweet, dark fruit.
Bought: Trade with MarkoNm - thanks!, 330 ml
Info: 13/2-2015, BB: 28/2-2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puredelusion (148) - Lviv, UKRAINE - JAN 25, 2015
0,33 bottle. Pours very dark brown, almost black, colour with minimal light brown head. Head is mostly diminishing. Aroma of roast malt, caramel, bread. Flavour is smooth. Intense bready, chocolate, light sweet, sour, low to none bitter. Aftertaste is dry and roasty, coffee, chocolate. Medium to full body, flat carbonation, hazy liquid, oily texture. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
einherjar (187) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JAN 12, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2015 Black color with dark beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel, fruits and raisins. Sweet taste, a little bit a coffee, fruits, figs and honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JAN 11, 2015
Black appearance, medium thin head. Mildly roasted caramel and toffee aromas. Caramel and nutty sweetness. Overall good Schwarzbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6660) - ITALY - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle Scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente sentori tostati discreta nota maltata caffe cacao amaro amaro medio

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