overall
50
70
style
Brewed by Pivovar Protivín (Pivovary Lobkowicz)
Style: Schwarzbier
Protivín, Czech Republic

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (1759) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2017
Aroma is dark fruit, roasted malt, figs, slightly tart, coffee, good. Appearance is very very dark brown, bordering on black, light brown head, maybe a reddish tint. Taste is dark fruit, caramel, roasted malt, coffee, bitter, cocoa, good but falls off too quick. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, caramel roasted malt aftertaste. Overall, it’s pretty solid, though I wish the aftertaste was more prevalent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kappldav123 (6069) - GERMANY - APR 18, 2017
Tap at Prague Beer Museum at Namesti Miru. Deep black in the glass, nice head. Roasty-malty aroma. Starts mild but not washy, roasty, some earthy notes. Not too dry. Finish mild, soft-malty. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Demens (402) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 10, 2017
0,5l bottle. Thick dark colour with quickly shrinking stiff beige head. Aroma: Caramel, dark chocolate with notes of roasted toast and earth. Taste: Sweet rich malty start with a moderatly bitter mouthfeel. Has a quite coffee like caracter. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Long sourish/sweet but good finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
midovark (796) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - DEC 16, 2016
On tap @ Melypont. Pours black with beige head. Pleasant coffee, roasted malts and toffee notes with slight hops underlying.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2016
Keg at prague beer museum namesti miru. Pours deep brown, nose is malty toffee, bready, caramel, taste is sweet, malty, chewy, light roast malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MetalMurphy (592) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 8, 2016
tap @ cech in (budapest) dark colour, medium body, semi carbonated, roasted malty, dark chocolate, coffee, bit dry in the end

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (910) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (2456) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (7046) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2016
(Keg at Tlustá Koala, 20160613) The beer poured nearly black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts, chocolate and grass. Palate was rather full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, caramel, sweetness, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, malty and bitter. Quite decent schwarz.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThreeCats (886) - ISRAEL - APR 18, 2016
Black with nice tan head and ruby highlights. Aroma has a ton of vanilla, sweet notes and a bit of roast. Taste is a bit acrid with roast notes and a bit of sweetness. Not the best example of the style I’ve ever tasted.


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