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

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Original. Merlin je výjimečný ležák, který lze pro jeho velmi tmavou barvu označit za opravdu černé pivo. Nᚠsládek 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1857) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2012
Keg at Prague Beer Museum. Pours Black/Brown with a thin off-white head. Roasted Malt and caramel. A bit of chocolate. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - SEP 12, 2011
nose is blackberry, roasted malt, weak rye, cane sugar, caramel, feel is mediumwatery, carb is quite low, taste is sweets, weak woody notes, earth, light bitter hops, later licorice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (1633) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (1565) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2012
15 cl testöl pĺ Prague Beer Museum. Härligt brunt kaffeskum pĺ den nästan svarta kroppen. Kaffe och choklad gĺr igenom i doften, de samma samt vanilj och lakrits i smaken.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBaboon (1554) - FINLAND - JAN 6, 2011
Tumman ruskea, lähes musta olut. Nätti, vaalean ruskea vaahto. Tuoksussa on paahtunutta mallasta, leipää ja hitunen karamellia. Makea, karamellinen, hennon kahvinen ja paahtunut maku. Kevyt ja vähähiilihappoinen. Oli aika hintava paikallisessa Citymarketissa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
Bottled. Pours brown with a big brown head. Smells abit sweet bread malty, roasted malt. Tastes bread malty, abit canned with a clear bitter roasted malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1494) - FINLAND - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle. Black color with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt with notes of butter. Mostly dry taste of roasted malt and coffee

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2014
0.33L 4.7% alu-can b@Systembolaget Boden (Luleĺ) Sweden. Beige head, almost light brown, lacings, and black-brown body with ruby tones. Scents of caramel malts, toffee, chocolate, grass, dust, hops far back. Tastes dark chocolate, malt, notes of licorice, mild bitterness under it. Creamy feel. Surprisingly short aftertaste, dark chocolate, black syrup, cream. Quite alright, not far from bock I think.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogreface (1344) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 23, 2011
Pivo söröző, Budapest Köszönet Gerard Duchemin! Éjfekete színe van, szinte teljesen átláthatatlan. Habja olyan, mint egy forró, habos kakaónak, világosbarna, krémes, párnaszerű és nem tart ki túl sokáig. Illata fekete csokoládés, pörkölt malátás, kissé gyógynövényes és élesztős. Ízében is ott a fekete csoki, pörkölt babkávé, sötét gyümölcsök, kis fanyar élesztő, pirított magvak és maláta, megfejelve egy adag finoman kesernyés komlóval. Közepesen testes, kissé vizes és finoman szénsavas. Utóíze kissé fanyar és keserédes, kiszárítja a szánkat és sokáig érezni is ezt. Kissé a stoutokhoz lehetne hasonlítani, de nem annyira testes és kissé fanyarabb, de kellemes kis délutáni söröcske.


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