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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 195   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


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (7229) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (7217) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2013
27/X/13 - 33cl bottle @ some holiday residence with my choir - BB: 10/XI/13 (2013-1006) Thanks to Marie for the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, creamy beige irregular head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: grains, hay, some chloride, cow fodder. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter, ashes, grains, hay, cow fodder, burnt toast, bit nutty. Aftertaste: bitter hops, bit of mocha and coffee, dark caramel, hay.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7188) - ITALY - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle Scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente sentori tostati discreta nota maltata caffe cacao amaro amaro medio

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (7119) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (7031) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6869) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (6846) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6815) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (6713) - 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 (6495) - 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.


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