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


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.


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rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2011
Draught at Vltava, Helsinki, Finland.
Black colour with tiny tan head. Roasted malt, some sweetness and butter in aroma. Flavour is mild hoppy bitterness, chocolate, toasted malt and lots of butter (diacetyl).

Meilby (11366) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 Can 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours reddish brown with a off-white/tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

faroeviking (10842) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 25, 2011
De botella. Black colour, beige head. Sweet mild roasty malty caramel aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet with roastish like maltiness and caramel along with some dark fruit and bit liqourice. Sweetish brew, ok.

pivnizub (10576) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2012
Lahev: Deep, deep amber coloured with ruby sparks, stable mid-sized creamy tanned head, moderate to solid sweetish toasty, fruity and nutty nose, also with a delicate leathery touch; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, silky MF, soft, chocolatey traces in the drier bitter-sweet and molassy finish. Complex and great…

allmyvinyl (10508) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Premium Czech Beers online. Pours black, thin tan head. Light roast and caramel aromas. Taste is more caramel, light nuttiness, light chocolate. Clean finish. Not bad.

gnoff (10241) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
UPDATED: APR 26, 2014 First rating
Draught at Prague Beer Museum on June 5, 2011
Dark brown color, light brown head. Sweet malty scent. Sweet, smooth, butterscotch taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.

33 cl can from Systembolaget in Ludvika, sampled on April 23, 2014.
Clear deep dark reddish brown color, light brown head. Sweet, malty, dried dark fruits, cream, caramel scent. Sweet, malty, caramel taste. Roasted, sweet aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

olio (10169) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110312.
Pours dark brown, almost black color with a small head. Aroma of bready malts, dark fruits, yeast, caramel and brown sugar. Flavor of sweet dark malts, caramel, sugar and licorice notes.

Skinnyviking (9550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
Draught. High creamy and long lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Sweet and sugary coffee caramel aroma. Very sweet coffee caramel roasted malt flavor with low carbonation and a short aftertaste.

tderoeck (9491) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2013
27/X/13 - 33cl bottle @ some holiday residence with my choir - BB: 10/XI/13 (2013-1006) Thanks to Marie for the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, creamy beige irregular head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: grains, hay, some chloride, cow fodder. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter, ashes, grains, hay, cow fodder, burnt toast, bit nutty. Aftertaste: bitter hops, bit of mocha and coffee, dark caramel, hay.

Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2012
bottle from Prague. Deep black colour, mid-sized, creamy beige head. Loads of roasetd malts, coffee, dark chooclate. Smooth and very well balanced.

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