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


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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puredelusion (269) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4445) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 17, 2015
Tap @ La Vache folle. Black coloured with a beige head. Nose is toasted malts, bread, chocolate malts. Flavour is toasted malts, bread, bit of chocolate, hint of smoke. Nice bitterness, and fortunately not too sweet. Medium carbonation. Well drinkable. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40452) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2011
From tap at Prague Beermuseum. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is light butterish, dark malty and toffee. Sweet malty, liqourice and lingering roasted. Smooth dark malty and liqourice finish. Vague bitterness. Ends mixed sweet and roasted malty and slight bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a pitch black with a creamy and lacing beige head. Licorice aroma, some hard roast. Medium body, very solid yet sweetish hard roastiness with a distinct edge of licorice. A discreet malt bitterness. Very well made. 280511

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muffel (150) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2011
On tap in Prague (Jama). Almost black color, light brown foam that leaves some lacing. Hardly any carbonation. Aroma of dark fruits and licorice. Quite malty and it has a very smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
muy buen olor a malta tostada y caramelo y al paladar tipico sabor de una schwarzbier bien agradable malta tostada y caramelo bien balanceados. en fin una buena cerveza para los amantes de ese tipo muy recomendada

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5527) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
330 ml can. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of coffee, bread and minerals. Taste is smooth and nice, coffee, toffee with fairly long finishing coffee taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1431) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Dark brown color , mid-sized beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel with coffee notes. Taste of caramel, roasted malt and coffee. Medium bitterness in finish. Long bitter and roast aftertaste. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karol (827) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2013
bottled bought recently at Tesco. I have had this beer several times in my life, bottled and tapped. For me, this is one of the best dark lagers I have ever drunk. Dark chocolate, espresso and rostaed malt dominate this beer. A nice mild minor bitter finish besides the afore mentioned characteristics. Overall very drinkable and an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (1244) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
Burk frĺn SB. Brunsvart vätska med högt kaffefärgat slum. Tydliga dofter av säd och bröd. Även arom av tobak och choklad finns. Bra balanserad smak av maltsötma och beska. Fyllig munkänsla. Nĺr inte riktigt fram till klassledarna men milsvida bättre än ett flertal andra.

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