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

bottled
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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9616) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (6320) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle @ Oasen, Praque. Pours dark brown, reddish tone, with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, light smoke. Taste is roasted mal, caramel, dried fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry finish. 290711

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjakopa (220) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JAN 3, 2013
Pours a nice dark brown with medium head. A wonderful coffee roasted aroma with a light taste but very pleasant. A very drinkable "stout" type dark lager!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmahut (1121) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 29, 2013
(bottle) Dark body color with no head. Aroma is full of roasted grains, coffee and little bit sweetness. Taste follows with caramel supported by light sweetness. Body is medium with low carbonation. Good stuff for a Czech product.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (542) - 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 (5630) - 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 (4918) - 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 (651) - 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 (2784) - 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 (851) - 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


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