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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (1983) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2016
Keg @ Vinárna U Sudu, Prague. Pours very dark with a creamy, long lasting, khaki head, good lacing. Looks like a Guinness. Sweet and roasted aroma, milk chocolate and coffee. Mid-dry and light mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Roasted and chalky taste, milk chocolate, cocoa, black coffee and caramel. Creamy mid-sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Lähes musta olut kohtalaisella ruskeanbeigellä vaahdolla, joka jää pienenä puolen sentin kerroksena oluen pinnalle pysyvästi. Jättää myös hieman pitsiä. Tuoksu varsin paahteisen maltainen, saaristolaisleipäinen ja oikeastaan yllättävän toimiva. Maku ensituntumalta varsin kermaisen linnunmaitoisella suutuntumalla sisältää paahteisuutta, ruisleipää ja ripauksen kahvia, joka vie kokonaisuuden hieman katkerampaan loppuliukuun. Tuoksun perusteella olisi odottanut vielä täyteläisempää ja makeampaa kokonaisuutta, mutta tämä on maitokauppaolueksi oikeastaan yllättävänkin laadukas ja toimiva tuotos.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25327) - 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 (801) - 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 (15537) - 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 (1504) - 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 (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 17, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2016 330ml bottle (K Supermarket, Kamppi) (6:4:6:4:13=3.3)
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.
Rerate: Tap (Beer Museum, Prague) (6:4:6:3:11=3.0)
Sweet black tea aroma. Bland sweet tobacco and yeasty soy taste. That exagerates things a little, it’s at relatively low levels. Not as good as before.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (10200) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15272) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle, 4.7%. Roasted bready aroma. Almost black colour. The flavour is mildly bready. Medium bitterness. Subtle hint of coffee. Well-rounded.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
Black, opaque, with a brown head. Sherry or port and nutty aroma - on top of the roasted notes. Light bitterness, medium sweetness. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. Not for everyday, but still interesting.


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