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

bottled
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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.
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 (8428) - 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 (8401) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (7732) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (7627) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle. Black colour with a large beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, fruit and licorice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (7520) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (7428) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7188) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7047) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2011
330 ml bottle.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beautiful brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and milk chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts, milk chocolate, mild coffee and sweet fruits. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation and a dry roasty finish. Low ABV and loads of flavour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 9, 2011
On tap at Prague Beer festival 2011
Aroma sweet brown aromas, aromatic hop on side. Slightly too sweet.
Appearance dark brown brew with medium creamy top. Wall hugging lace.3+
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Plums , raisin with sweet grainy-earthy follow up. Fine but not very refined. Chalky finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6439) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Can. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some toffee, coffee and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some coffee,toffee, caramel and roasted grains. Medium body, average carbonation.


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