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


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Clear dark black brown colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, roasted, caramel, light to moderate chocolate malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark chocolate malt, roasted, dry, bread, licorice notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110814]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31769) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2011
From tap at Prague Beermuseum. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is light butterish, dark malty and toffee. Sweet malty, liqourice and lingering roasted. Smooth dark malty and liqourice finish. Vague bitterness. Ends mixed sweet and roasted malty and slight bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29800) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2011
Draft. A deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, bread, caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, metal, and caramel, leading to a dry, bitter, and metallic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a pitch black with a creamy and lacing beige head. Licorice aroma, some hard roast. Medium body, very solid yet sweetish hard roastiness with a distinct edge of licorice. A discreet malt bitterness. Very well made. 280511

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of malts, hay and caramel with roasted notes. Malty flavour of hay and caramel with roasted notes. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2011
Draught@Teerenpeli, Tampere. Deep ruby red colour, small beige head that leaves some lace. Aroma is mild dark fruits, some slight notes of earth and mild sweetish malts. Flavour is quite much the same. Quite bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19925) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2010
Draught at Svet Piva, Prague. Almost black, firm creamy head. Mid sweet with dense rounded mouthfeel and solid body. Caramelly with some coffee and dark chocolate. Marked salty bitterness. A bit bold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with weak hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14103) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2011
Tap @ Prague Beer Museum. Pours black with a creamy lasting head and lacings. Nose and flavor is sweet and roasted. Diacetyl and caramel. Smooth with a bitter roasted end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14008) - 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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