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

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RATINGS: 174   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Furseth (1996) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
Can: Black colour, big brown head. Aroma is dominated of caramelly, coffee, cocoa,, sweet maltynes. Flavor had a thin mouth feeling of, coffee, caramelly, burned popcorn, cola,thin body, medium bitter coffee, finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5068) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
33cl Bottle from Houseofbeer. Clear ruby black colour, light-beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, caramel, pumpernickel. Flavour is coffee, roasted malts, a hint of milk, caramel, roast bitterness in the light-hoppy finish. Light-bodied. Nice and tasty brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4424) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a medium sized beige head. Smells malts, slightly roasty, sweet. Tastes roasty, some coffee, some iron. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3619) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at a camping in Hungary. Black pour, foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, sugars, some caramel and slightly spicy. Flavor is slightly bitter, slightly sweet and in a nice balance. A bit thin, but well drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (668) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 6, 2014
Extremely dark, small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, hints of hoppiness. Medium sweet, nice coffee finish. Watery texture, average carbonation. Nice schwarzbier.
(Vinarija Terraneo 0,33l bottle)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21405) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2011
Draught@Teerenpeli, Tampere. Deep ruby red colour, small beige head that leaves some lace. Aroma is mild dark fruits, some slight notes of earth and mild sweetish malts. Flavour is quite much the same. Quite bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattphilips (802) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 31, 2011
Fekete szín és világosbarna hab. Illata pörkölt malátás, kissé keserű csokoládés és karamellás. Ízében is ezeket éreztem, kiegészülve egy kis füstösséggel és aszalt gyümölcsös extra édességgel, de ugyanakkor kellően keserű is a végére.. Az itallapon a fantáziaszöveg az volt, hogy "stout jellegű", és amúgy tényleg eléggé olyan: csendes, száraz és kissé vizes. Egy próbát mindenképpen megér.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14213) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2011
Tap @ Prague Beer Museum. Pours black with a creamy lasting head and lacings. Nose and flavor is sweet and roasted. Diacetyl and caramel. Smooth with a bitter roasted end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
inbirraveritas (1288) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 9, 2011
Bottle from „Pivo Söröző”, Bp. Pours an almost pitch black with a ruby touch and a medium sized, dark brown and creamy head on its top. Sweet-sourish nose with vanilla and chocolate. Begins sharp followed by a sweet-sourish aroma of vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt. The dry finish brings dark chocolate and light notes of hops along, which remains at last in a long roasty aftertaste. Texture is slick, body is medium. Enjoyable stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 17, 2011
330ml bottle (K Supermarket, Kamppi)
6 Big sweet bready aroma, quite malty, a little oaty and biscuity, or even flapjacky.
5 Almost black, just some slight ruby glint. Large doughy tan head.
6 Very full bready taste, very roasted, quite burnt, a little bit carbony, oily and ashy. On the flipside, there’s a milkiness to the retronasals that’s quite mellowing.
4 Smooth and full palate, decent carbonation. The burntness and the hops together give a metallic feel, and the finish brings out the ashier aspects of the taste.
13 Not quite as sophisticated as the novopacke, for example, but a classic czech dark lager.


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