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


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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puredelusion (269) - 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 (267) - 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 (1273) - 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 (8009) - ITALY - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle Scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente sentori tostati discreta nota maltata caffe cacao amaro amaro medio

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Werckmeister (2221) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 1, 2015
on tap at Pivovarsky Club, Prague. black color, coffee colored head, smells a bit smoky both of roasted malts and of burned grain/malt, a bit sweet too. medium body, taste of light caramel, some malt sweetness but more bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (958) - Genova, ITALY - DEC 23, 2014
Spina @ Kowalski. Scura con bella schiuma pannosa. Si fa bere molto bene, un pň ruvida ma ben tostata e decisa

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (7759) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2014
Many thanks to my Secret Santa! Dark dry nose. Hints of nuts and coffee. The beer starts deep and intense. Coffee, dark chocolate. Roasted malt, very dry with a smooth and not too intense bitterness. The aftertaste is medium, roasted dry, espresso, dark roasted hazelnuts, dark chocolate. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Bottlw bier huis ossett. Black red good tan head. Aroma is fruity dark malts. Taste is same some caramel choc quite sweet. Medium body. Stouty larger good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (7332) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Can. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some toffee, coffee and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some coffee,toffee, caramel and roasted grains. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16507) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Can. It pours a clear looking dark brown beer topped by a small, dense, dark beige head. Malty, wort-like aroma with caramel and chocolate note. Some raisins. The flavor too is wortish, with chocolate, raisins and some caramel. Hints of bitterness. Medium body, and a very soft carbonation level, semi-dry, with chocolate, raisins and toffee in the finish. Drinks easy, but it’s rather unexiting. 140118

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