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


on tap

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.


   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (6224) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (6191) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (6157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2013
Can (33 cl) from Systembolaget. CLear deep chestnu brown, large beige head. Roasted ash tray aroma with some sugary notes. Light to medium bodied, chewy, low carbonation. Semi dry with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6132) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
330ml Can- Dark brown, almost black in colour. Coffee, raisins and roasted malt in the aroma. Roasted and slightly fruity taste with coffee, chocolate and raisins detected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6052) - 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]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
McTapps (6045) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (6008) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5644) - Zaandam, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (5460) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
Draught. Black colour with a tan head. Fruity malt aroma. Flavour is malty, caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (5420) - 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

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