Union Craft Blackwing Lager
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2014
pleasant enough schwarz...lite in body and flavor, but whatís there is well balanced between dry, roasted malts, coffee and toffee and earthy hops. Iíd get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
streve (104) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2014
12oz can into pint glass. Pour is dark brown with a half inch of tan foamy head. Aroma of light coffee bean and cocoa. Taste mimics the aroma along with a little sweetness. Pretty smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4135) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Light roast malt, dark brown pour. Light sweet finish with soft carbonation. Ok barley grain aroma here. Tap at Glenís Market.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1309) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Appearance: dark brown, lighter brown edges, creamy medium tan head, decent lacing. Aroma: lightly roasted coffee, cocoa powder, hint of licorice and brown bread. Taste: light, toasty malts, cocoa, light coffee, hint of smoke, grass, and tobacco. Finish: slight mellow, earthy bitterness over lingering dry coffee. Notes: Quite excellent. Palate was light and clean, flavors were right on point. On draft at Roots Markey in Olney.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (313) - Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2014
Light slightly roasted malt aroma, hint of coffee and coco. Very dark brown, depending on lighting may appear black. Light tan head. Well rounded chocolatey malt flavors. Much lighter malt character and mouthfeel than Union's Altbier or scotch ales. Distinct lager feel. Slight hop bitter in the finish. Tasty, refreshing, "clean" schwartzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2500) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Medium sized tan head with good retention and a decent, lasting lace. Almost black with a slight ruby hue. Nose is grainy malts, light roast, bready. Light bodied with a tame carbonation, little slick. Light roast and grain flavors, not too sweet, little chalky, tangy. Lightly sweet finish thats quick, watery. Draft/growlered from statelineliquors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Draft at the brewery - thanks to my girlfriend. Poured a dark brown color, pretty close to cola color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was nice roasted malts, some sweet caramel. Flavor was nice, roasted, sweet malt notes. Pretty easy to drink, and pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4973) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014 8oz pour at the source. Pours a watery, translucent brown with some bright fluffy white head. Nose is nutty, bread crust, malt, cocoa powder. Flavor is nice, lightly sweet, a hint of butterscotch, bread crust, toast, a flick of smoke, some raisin. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1009) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Tap. Pours dark opaque brown with off white head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste of earth and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3592) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, plums, raisins, and some floral notes. Flavor is dry malt base, light earthiness, and faint dark fruit; dry finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.

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