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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: 184   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. 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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mataipeter (28) - - APR 4, 2014
Nice color, sweet aroma and great head... malt taste and nice bitterness, not too strong though

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2434) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
On tap @ CBF 14. Dark reddish brown with a tiny tan head. Malty and toffee tones. malt, caramel and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rockana (301) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 25, 2014
Pours dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, some nuts. Light to medium body. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (806) - Genova, ITALY - DEC 23, 2014
Spina @ Kowalski. Scura con bella schiuma pannosa. Si fa bere molto bene, un pň ruvida ma ben tostata e decisa

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lord_totenkopf (313) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 29, 2011
Very dark colour, small head. Some chocolate and caramel in the aroma with mild sweetness. Full-bodied, quite satisfying beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6356) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2011
On tap @ Prague Beer Museum. Pours black as Coke with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of dark malts, light roasted coffee. Taste of light burnt malts, dark caramel. Dry mouthfeel. Lingering light bitter chocolate aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7048) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2011
330 ml bottle.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beautiful brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and milk chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts, milk chocolate, mild coffee and sweet fruits. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation and a dry roasty finish. Low ABV and loads of flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11722) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2011
Black with a firm and lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel and toffee with weaker notes of chocolate and licorice and a touch of diacetyl. Sweet malty flavour with lots of toffee. Somewhat thin finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogreface (1390) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2011
0,33 l bottle, nice burn caramel malt aroma, deep dark black colour, brown foam ,light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, nice new dark beer from k-brewery


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