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

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (9741) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2011
Draught at Vltava, Helsinki, Finland.
Black colour with tiny tan head. Roasted malt, some sweetness and butter in aroma. Flavour is mild hoppy bitterness, chocolate, toasted malt and lots of butter (diacetyl).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
UPDATED: APR 26, 2014 First rating
Draught at Prague Beer Museum on June 5, 2011
Dark brown color, light brown head. Sweet malty scent. Sweet, smooth, butterscotch taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
7/4/8/4/15=3.8

33 cl can from Systembolaget in Ludvika, sampled on April 23, 2014.
Clear deep dark reddish brown color, light brown head. Sweet, malty, dried dark fruits, cream, caramel scent. Sweet, malty, caramel taste. Roasted, sweet aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
7/4/7/4/15=3.7

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (9379) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle @ Oasen, Praque. Pours dark brown, reddish tone, with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, light smoke. Taste is roasted mal, caramel, dried fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry finish. 290711

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9079) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8980) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2011
draft. dark brown. robust porter-like chocolate malt roast in the nose, lightly chalky, lightly waxy. medium sweet, low bitterness, moderately rough malt with a quick finish. tasty but mostly lifeless and mild and doesn’t capture your attention at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (8806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Premium Czech Beers online. Pours black, thin tan head. Light roast and caramel aromas. Taste is more caramel, light nuttiness, light chocolate. Clean finish. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8782) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8505) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
Draught. High creamy and long lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Sweet and sugary coffee caramel aroma. Very sweet coffee caramel roasted malt flavor with low carbonation and a short aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (8026) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Keg at Beer Museum in Prague Day 5 of Fergus and Sarah’s Czech jaunt. 3/10/14. Opaque black, ruby red coloured pour with a lasting cream head. Aroma is sweet and woody, creme caramel, , bark, burnt sugar. Flavour is composed of woody, brown sugars, toffee and caramel. Palate medium light bodied, cremay on the tongue, moderate carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2011
on tap at a couple of k brewery pubs around pilsen. black, thick, lasting creamy head; aroma of vanilla malt, dog biscuits, cocoa powder; inoffensive tasting, light choc-mint. seems to be being pushed quite hard, i guess to fill the hole left by the disappearance of kelt


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