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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14488) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle, 4.7%. Roasted bready aroma. Almost black colour. The flavour is mildly bready. Medium bitterness. Subtle hint of coffee. Well-rounded.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (14478) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle at EB Julebrygs Smagning. Black - light brown head. Roasted, caramel, butterscotch, sweetness, light coffee, thin body, toasted. Plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (14380) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2013
Draught at Restaurant Jama, Prague. Dark amber/brown beer with a nice beige head. Malty roasted aroma, dark chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, cocoa powder, solvent notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, biscuits, bready and with some licorice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2010
Bottled 330ml (KKK Kamppi, BB 04/2011)
Dark ruby-brown color, small beige head. Aroma is ryeish malty with sticky roasted-rubbery notes. Improves when gets some air in the glass. Medium bodied. Rye bread dominates the flavor, some toasted, burned bread notes, hops in the finish. Quite stylish Schwarzbier, although aroma is not the best and beer itself is kind of one-dimensional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2015
DŘE. Hazy very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, bread and dark malts. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 280515

   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 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12587) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle from a shop in Prague. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is faint dark malt. Med minus nbody. Flavor is dark malt and some hop. Pretty good, but it’s a thinnish dark beer. Quite drinkable, but lacks pizzaz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11805) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2011
Black with a firm and lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel and toffee with weaker notes of chocolate and licorice and a touch of diacetyl. Sweet malty flavour with lots of toffee. Somewhat thin finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11755) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy nice aroma. Moderate bittter roasted flaor. Week caramellic notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. OK schwartzbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11538) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2011
at ekstrabladet julebryg event. clear brown, small light brown head. aroma is malty, coffee, caramel, roasted malts. flavor is mild toasted mild roasted malts, caramel.

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