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

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmahut (992) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 29, 2013
(bottle) Dark body color with no head. Aroma is full of roasted grains, coffee and little bit sweetness. Taste follows with caramel supported by light sweetness. Body is medium with low carbonation. Good stuff for a Czech product.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjakopa (218) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JAN 3, 2013
Pours a nice dark brown with medium head. A wonderful coffee roasted aroma with a light taste but very pleasant. A very drinkable "stout" type dark lager!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (3901) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2012
(draught) pours a darkest black-brown colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of espresso and brown sugar, with notes of paint thinner, wheat and bubble gum. flavour is mostly roasted malts, caramel and barnyard, heavy liquorice, some physalis and soy sauce. light to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NŘ, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit and light coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and dark fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2012
Keg at Prague Beer Museum. Pours Black/Brown with a thin off-white head. Roasted Malt and caramel. A bit of chocolate. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8888) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2012
Lahev: Deep, deep amber coloured with ruby sparks, stable mid-sized creamy tanned head, moderate to solid sweetish toasty, fruity and nutty nose, also with a delicate leathery touch; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, silky MF, soft, chocolatey traces in the drier bitter-sweet and molassy finish. Complex and great…

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2012
On tap at Pivo Sörvendéglő, Budapest. Clear, reddish dark-brown color with medium, creamy, light-brown head. Roasted malty, coffee aroma with some smoky flavour. Delicious, malty beer, the hops only play a support role. Dry, light bitter taste. Creamy, light bodied, light carbonated. Smoky, coffee finish. It’s like a light stout. But it also has the typical Czeck flavours too.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vipinvelp (2214) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2012
Very dark brown, almost black. Darker brown foma head, but dissapearing within seconds. Weaker malty aroma with some nuts flavor. Taste is watery, not too much flavor. Pitty. Similar aftertaste is almost not present. (Velp 201210)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7944) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2012
bottle from Prague. Deep black colour, mid-sized, creamy beige head. Loads of roasetd malts, coffee, dark chooclate. Smooth and very well balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3303) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2012
On tap at the beer museum Prague. Dark cola pour with a thick tan head. Faint chocolate aroma. Quite smooth and balanced.


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