overall
50
70
style
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%
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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3.4
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at a camping in Hungary. Black pour, foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, sugars, some caramel and slightly spicy. Flavor is slightly bitter, slightly sweet and in a nice balance. A bit thin, but well drinkable.

3.4
Trolleo (1567) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 6, 2014
Extremely dark, small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, hints of hoppiness. Medium sweet, nice coffee finish. Watery texture, average carbonation. Nice schwarzbier.
(Vinarija Terraneo 0,33l bottle)

3.4
einherjar (351) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JAN 12, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2015 Black color with dark beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel, fruits and raisins. Sweet taste, a little bit a coffee, fruits, figs and honey.

3.4
mjs (7413) - 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.

3.4
Turtles (2664) - 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
mice (967) - 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
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2011
[email protected], 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
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
Dedollewaitor (16171) - 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
inbirraveritas (1580) - 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.


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