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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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. 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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8604) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2011
A very smooth, very raisiny, slightly robust dunkel. It is dark in color but not too prevalent of roasty notes, some chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vickey9 (639) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Dark black colour, beige even brown head. Aroma like bread, roasted malt, cohocolate and caramel. Middle body, little bit oily. Caramel, liquerice and chocolate on palate. Bitter aftertaste, B@H

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours opaque black with a generous head - looks like a stout in fact. Nose of toffee and a hint of cream. The taste has loads of toffee, perhaps rolling into praline or Crunchie Bar. The palate is medium to rich in taste and texture with a long but elegant tangy finish. Overall, good beer, not what i expected in terms of style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (2609) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tampierre (948) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2014
Bottled , Prague ,CZ , Malt,roasted,caramel,chcocolate and fruity aroma , Ruby black color with bigger lacing head , Sweet taste with light bitter long finish , Medium body , Soft carbon , Pleasant cerny.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6339) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Can from Systembolaget. Cola color. Roasted grain, burned toast, sweet malt. Full flavoured, balanced. A pleasant beer, very decent session stuff. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2588) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1019) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Opaque ruby brown color, one finger creamy light brown head, lasts for a while, good lacing; aroma roasted sweet malts, coffee, caramel, chocolate; smooth sweetbitter taste, dark chocolate, coffee; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; palate mild bittersweet, bit watery, but with lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Somewhat porter-like beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2052) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Bottlw bier huis ossett. Black red good tan head. Aroma is fruity dark malts. Taste is same some caramel choc quite sweet. Medium body. Stouty larger good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puredelusion (111) - Lviv, UKRAINE - JAN 25, 2015
0,33 bottle. Pours very dark brown, almost black, colour with minimal light brown head. Head is mostly diminishing. Aroma of roast malt, caramel, bread. Flavour is smooth. Intense bready, chocolate, light sweet, sour, low to none bitter. Aftertaste is dry and roasty, coffee, chocolate. Medium to full body, flat carbonation, hazy liquid, oily texture. Very drinkable.


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