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

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.
12.8°

http://www.pivo-merlin.cz


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (441) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2013
Draught @ Osaka world Beer Museum. Inky black, solid-looking drop. Aromas of liquorice, resin, malt and chocolate. Coffee flavours improved as it warmed. A touch too carbonated, and the finish was abrupt, but not too shabby.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (2766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
330 ml can. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of coffee, bread and minerals. Taste is smooth and nice, coffee, toffee with fairly long finishing coffee taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (4742) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
330ml Can- Dark brown, almost black in colour. Coffee, raisins and roasted malt in the aroma. Roasted and slightly fruity taste with coffee, chocolate and raisins detected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (796) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 12, 2013
On tap at Richtar Jakub. Aroma o fcoffee, caramel and some berries. Taste of chocolate and coffee. Bitter finish. Bit overcarbonated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (1249) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 11, 2013
Tap at Richtar Jakub. Aroma coffee, strong caramel. Beige stable head. Almost black colour. Taste is mostly sweet caramel and chocolate. Light bitterness. Slightly overcarbonated. Finish is rather bitter with roasted coffee and light hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (2473) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
Draught. Black colour with a tan head. Fruity malt aroma. Flavour is malty, caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1341) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 26, 2013
On tap at the newly opened World Beer Museum in Osaka. 650 yen for 300ml served in a stemmed glass with the breweries logo on it. It poured a lovely inky black with a tan head, was served too cold though. The aroma was pretty weak at first but as it warmed up you started to get more coffee notes over the sweet malty base. The flavor started off coffee, then chocolate malt with a burnt bitter chocolate finish. Quite nice to drink and one of the cheapest things on tap so pretty decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (148) - LATVIA - APR 21, 2013
Dark, almostvblack with brown cup. Roasted cofee and chocolade notes, medium bitterness and some soreness in taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Psytron (1154) - Turku, FINLAND - APR 13, 2013
Smell of roasted barley. Very dark brown, brown head. Roasted, almost porter-like. One could briefly even assume it is one. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, roasted malt, ash.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (5280) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110312.
Pours dark brown, almost black color with a small head. Aroma of bready malts, dark fruits, yeast, caramel and brown sugar. Flavor of sweet dark malts, caramel, sugar and licorice notes.


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