overall
50
69
style
Brewed by Pivovar Protivín (Pivovary Lobkowicz)
Style: Schwarzbier
Protivín, Czech Republic

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 204   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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (6060) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2012
(draught) pours a darkest black-brown colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of espresso and brown sugar, with notes of paint thinner, wheat and bubble gum. flavour is mostly roasted malts, caramel and barnyard, heavy liquorice, some physalis and soy sauce. light to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5844) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
330 ml can. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of coffee, bread and minerals. Taste is smooth and nice, coffee, toffee with fairly long finishing coffee taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (5771) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a medium sized beige head. Smells malts, slightly roasty, sweet. Tastes roasty, some coffee, some iron. Medium body, soft carbo.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClubGonzo (5609) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Can. Dark ruby-hued brown body, medium creamy off-white head. Nose is metallic tones of chocolate, grains and hints of nuts and straw. Taste is chocolate, grains, mild caramel and hints of straw and bitter grass. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Fair enough dunkel, but nothing remarkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (5499) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (5449) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 11, 2013
Tap at Richtar Jakub. Aroma coffee, strong caramel. Beige stable head. Almost black colour. Taste is mostly sweet caramel and chocolate. Light bitterness. Slightly overcarbonated. Finish is rather bitter with roasted coffee and light hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (5354) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 6, 2011
Bottle at the Mosquito pub in Split. That one, together with its competitor Na Kantunu a couple of meters away carries a pretty good selection for Croatian standards, this one carrying a strong import selection and the other one a strong domestic selection. Sadly, the only 2 places, apart from some random supermarkets where I might get a tick at these days in Split. Anyway, to the beer, sorry for the random rambling. This poured a black body tinged a little with amber along the edges. Sharp malty nose, loaded with raisins, full but strange and didn’t sit that well with me. The taste did though, slightly lean/almost watery, but carrying a pleasant soft, creamy coffeish malty roastiness ending with a single bitter note from the hops, that lingers awhile. Nicer than I imagined it would be!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
charlotte (5274) - rřdovre, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle.Black colour with small beige head.Aroma of licorice,rosted malt,dark berries and caramel,sweet mouthfeels and mild smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (5230) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Black with a small head. Malty and a well balanced medium body. Impressive and as good as many German beers of this style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Draft @ Prague Beer Museum. Lovely black. Rich malty aroma. Really ideal flavors are pure, excellent black lager goodness.


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