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

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7810) - ITALY - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle Scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente sentori tostati discreta nota maltata caffe cacao amaro amaro medio

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (7725) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2015
(Can) Dark brown colour, almost black, with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with black rye bread, caramel, chocolate, coffee and a touch of liquorice. Malty, roasted taste with notes of black rye bread, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, dried fruit and a gentle, roasty bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Well balanced and tasty, but not the most intruiging dark Czech. Quite enjoyable.

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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7680) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (7676) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2011
On tap @ Prague Beer Museum. Pours black as Coke with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of dark malts, light roasted coffee. Taste of light burnt malts, dark caramel. Dry mouthfeel. Lingering light bitter chocolate aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (7549) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 12, 2011
Bottled from Zly cas casy, Prague. Dark Mahogany color with medium beige head. Nice long lasting carbonation. Red fruit, hints of coffee in aroma. Taste, chocolate, caramel, coffee. Dry finish. Drinkable beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (7403) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2014
Many thanks to my Secret Santa! Dark dry nose. Hints of nuts and coffee. The beer starts deep and intense. Coffee, dark chocolate. Roasted malt, very dry with a smooth and not too intense bitterness. The aftertaste is medium, roasted dry, espresso, dark roasted hazelnuts, dark chocolate. Great!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (7321) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 3, 2014
Tap at the Prague Beer Museum at Náměstí Míru Prague. Poured a clear dark brown with a long lasting off white head and a little broken lace. The aroma is sugary burnt caramel treacle and roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a roasted malt hop light liqourice bitter palate and a long butterscotch toffee bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (7262) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (7132) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 25, 2011
Bottled 330ml. -Courtesy of heavy (thanks!). Black coloured, medium sized brown head, sweet roasty nose. Roasted malt, burnt sugar and dried fruits with notes of coffee and hops. Roasty but a bit too sweet finish. All in all good beer.


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