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

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (520) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2013
Draught @ Osaka world Beer Museum. Inky black, solid-looking drop. Aromas of liquorice, resin, malt and chocolate. Coffee flavours improved as it warmed. A touch too carbonated, and the finish was abrupt, but not too shabby.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5433) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2013
Can (33 cl) from Systembolaget. CLear deep chestnu brown, large beige head. Roasted ash tray aroma with some sugary notes. Light to medium bodied, chewy, low carbonation. Semi dry with medium bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2013
Almost pitch black color with a nice creamy tan head. Good lacing. Mild aroma with some dark malt, roasted malt and mild chocolate. Medium body with a moderate sweetness and a mild bitterness. Pleasant mild flavor with roasted malt, some chocolate and mild fruity. Quite pleasant and easy drinkable Schwarzbier. Especially from a can.
[Can from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
veceo (517) - CROATIA - FEB 5, 2014
Clear dark color, thin tan head. Light body and soft carbonation. Aroma is roasted malt, light chocolate, light fruit. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2014
Fra fad pĺ Tap1 mai-14: under betegnelsen Merlin Tmavy 4,8%. Mye aroma og smak av sřlbćr og rřstet malt. Mild og fin bitterhet ogsĺ i ettersmaken. Třrr og lettdrikkelig. Frister til gjentagelse.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (775) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2014
Can 0,33l. Pours a dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and nuts. Taste of chocolate, nuts, malts and caramel. Light to medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
armando629 (2408) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2011
0,33 l, bought at Pivo Söröző, Budapest.
Black body with a medium froathu beige head that diminishes quickly to a small lacing one. Dark chocolate, roasted-earthy grains in the aroma with caramel and yeast, minimal hop. Lively carbonation, medium dense body, earthy and roasted grains, dark chocolate and espresso in the flavor. Roasted grainy aftertaste with some fruity sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mithe (878) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 30, 2011
(draught 0,3l) Light roasted aroma. Black color. Huge light brown head. Light bitter-sweet, roasted malt, light coffee and bitter chocolate taste. Medium body. Long bitter finish. Taste quite like stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3163) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2011
33cl bottle from Stockmann, Vantaa. Poured dark brown color with an almost brown head, nice lasting lacing. Aroma is roasted malt with quite strong rye notes also. Highly carbonated. Flavor is roasted and caramel malt with some chocolate also. Finish is quite dry. Decent, but there was some odd notes in the aroma I didn´t like.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (4556) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 12, 2011
Bottled from Zly cas casy, Prague. Dark Mahogany color with medium beige head. Nice long lasting carbonation. Red fruit, hints of coffee in aroma. Taste, chocolate, caramel, coffee. Dry finish. Drinkable beer.


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