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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 181   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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2980) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is nutty chocolate, caramel and coffee. Taste is watery with caramel to start and coffee on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2855) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 26, 2013
On tap at the newly opened World Beer Museum in Osaka. 650 yen for 300ml served in a stemmed glass with the breweries logo on it. It poured a lovely inky black with a tan head, was served too cold though. The aroma was pretty weak at first but as it warmed up you started to get more coffee notes over the sweet malty base. The flavor started off coffee, then chocolate malt with a burnt bitter chocolate finish. Quite nice to drink and one of the cheapest things on tap so pretty decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2728) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2011
Pours very dark red with a high brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, flavor is roasted malts, coffee and liquorice. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (2724) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 11, 2013
Tap at Richtar Jakub. Aroma coffee, strong caramel. Beige stable head. Almost black colour. Taste is mostly sweet caramel and chocolate. Light bitterness. Slightly overcarbonated. Finish is rather bitter with roasted coffee and light hops.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vipinvelp (2679) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2012
Very dark brown, almost black. Darker brown foma head, but dissapearing within seconds. Weaker malty aroma with some nuts flavor. Taste is watery, not too much flavor. Pitty. Similar aftertaste is almost not present. (Velp 201210)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VsXsV (2675) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
Can. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of pumpernickel, chocolate, butter, bread, biscuit and caramel. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of butter, pumpernickel and biscuit. Light to medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Diacetyl.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2604) - Finspĺng, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Canned:
Eye: Dark brown with a large, fluffy head.
Nose: Dark fudge, chocolate, brownies.
Mouth: Smooth and dry.
Tongue: Roasted malt, coffee, fudge, chocolate.
Brain:A very pleasant beer hidden in a cheap-looking can!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
armando629 (2441) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2011
0,33 l, bought at Pivo Söröző, Budapest.
Black body with a medium froathu beige head that diminishes quickly to a small lacing one. Dark chocolate, roasted-earthy grains in the aroma with caramel and yeast, minimal hop. Lively carbonation, medium dense body, earthy and roasted grains, dark chocolate and espresso in the flavor. Roasted grainy aftertaste with some fruity sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
Flaska frĺn SB. Fasta sortimentet dec-13. Julmustfärgad, klar, medelhögt skum som snart försvunnit. Väldigt fina rostade aromer av svart bröd, mörk sirap, kaffe, soja. Lätt kropp, men inte tunn, mycket smak som är välrostad och frisk pĺ samma gĺng. Perfekt balans, lätt beska, viss sötma men den tar inte över. Precis sĺ jag tycker en schwarzbier skall smaka.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnstone (2349) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Poured dark amber-brownA hint of tartness, like apple peel. A bit tart of flavor (similar to a milk mild). Notes: Czech ’11


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