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

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RATINGS: 209   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

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2.3
RichTheVillan (8213) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a creamy mocha head, sweet brown sugar aroma, taste is sweet caramel, with a hint of roast and some vegetation.

2.9
Finn (8130) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
Boks 0,33. Spandert av Rune og delt under seanse i WCveien 5 Mar 14. Veldig dyp amber. Høyt mokkafarget skum med kniplingslacing. Begge deler varer. God sjokoladearoma. Smaken er sjokolade & røstet malt. Blir litt tørr etter hvert.

3.2
ogivlado (8097) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 25, 2011
Bottled 330ml. -Courtesy of heavy (thanks!). Black coloured, medium sized brown head, sweet roasty nose. Roasted malt, burnt sugar and dried fruits with notes of coffee and hops. Roasty but a bit too sweet finish. All in all good beer.

3
AndySnow (8085) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
Draught. Black colour with a tan head. Fruity malt aroma. Flavour is malty, caramel.

2.9
motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2011
on tap at a couple of k brewery pubs around pilsen. black, thick, lasting creamy head; aroma of vanilla malt, dog biscuits, cocoa powder; inoffensive tasting, light choc-mint. seems to be being pushed quite hard, i guess to fill the hole left by the disappearance of kelt

2.8
Nisse666 (7966) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle at GBF 2012-09-07 Göteborg AP: dark brown, cremy beige head AR: roasted malt, chocolate F: roasted malt, chocolate

3.4
lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2011
330 ml bottle.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beautiful brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and milk chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts, milk chocolate, mild coffee and sweet fruits. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation and a dry roasty finish. Low ABV and loads of flavour.

3.4
mjs (7675) - 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.

3.1
Geokkjer (7647) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Can. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some toffee, coffee and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some coffee,toffee, caramel and roasted grains. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.4
SaintMatty (7518) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
330ml Can- Dark brown, almost black in colour. Coffee, raisins and roasted malt in the aroma. Roasted and slightly fruity taste with coffee, chocolate and raisins detected.


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