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

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5159) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5154) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2013
Almost pitch black color with a nice creamy tan head. Good lacing. Mild aroma with some dark malt, roasted malt and mild chocolate. Medium body with a moderate sweetness and a mild bitterness. Pleasant mild flavor with roasted malt, some chocolate and mild fruity. Quite pleasant and easy drinkable Schwarzbier. Especially from a can.
[Can from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5134) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
33cl Bottle from Houseofbeer. Clear ruby black colour, light-beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, caramel, pumpernickel. Flavour is coffee, roasted malts, a hint of milk, caramel, roast bitterness in the light-hoppy finish. Light-bodied. Nice and tasty brew.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
McTapps (4994) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from trade with mmahut - many thanks Marek! The beer pours out in a deep black colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of malt and roasted grains. Taste of grains, bread, malt and torf. Thin and rotten finish. Not my kind of beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (4982) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
Quite a simple black one with an easy going soul. Some coffee mixed up with a bit of caramel and bit chicken broth. Not that bad but nothing special at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NŘ, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit and light coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and dark fruit.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (4730) - 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!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4673) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle at GBF 2012-09-07 Göteborg AP: dark brown, cremy beige head AR: roasted malt, chocolate F: roasted malt, chocolate

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4531) - Tromsř, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
Boks 0,33. Spandert av Rune og delt under seanse i WCveien 5 Mar 14. Veldig dyp amber. Hřyt mokkafarget skum med kniplingslacing. Begge deler varer. God sjokoladearoma. Smaken er sjokolade & rřstet malt. Blir litt třrr etter hvert.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4473) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a medium sized beige head. Smells malts, slightly roasty, sweet. Tastes roasty, some coffee, some iron. Medium body, soft carbo.


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