Brewed by Pivovarna Union (Laško)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Ljubljana, Slovenia


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Union Črni Baron - the Black Baron – is a dark dessert beer. With its caramel aroma and full body this barley wine is intended for those who love the more distinctive things in life.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle in Sarajevo. Nearly black except the slight hint of copper on bottom. Lacing is scattered. Aroma is pretty rich with molasses and sweet pumpernickel. Nice body is neither too thin or big, making it super drinkable. Solid malt character is balanced by a dry moreish finish and a little bread crust. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emilcia92 (9) - POLAND - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
330 ml butelka, kupiony w Zadarze, Chorwacja. Ciemnobrązowy kolor piwa. Jasnobrązowy kolor piany. Dużo piany zostaje na brzegach szklanki. Przyjemny smak czekolady, kawy, karmelu, który zostaje w ustach dłuższy czas. Średnio gorzkie piwo. Aromat palonego słodu. Bez obrazy dla browara Union, ale nie spodziewałem się tak dobrego ciemnego lagera. Jestem mile zaskoczony pozytywnie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tc4 (12) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - DEC 1, 2015
Generally a very solid dark lager. Dark brown with semi lasting medium beige to brownish head. Some light aroma of roasted barley, not very heavy on the nose. More roastiness in the taste, but also caramel sweetness, perhaps very light cofee notes, not easily distinguishable. Body is medium to full, bitterness is light to medium. The strange thing about this beer is that it variated significantly when I had it several times at the brewpub. A couple times it was very good indeed, easily drinkable and very enjoyable, but at other times it was much less good, once bad enough I couldn’t finish the mug. I cannot efficiently explain this, but I don’t find this variation in the bottled version, which is at least under Spar Premium brand name the best price/performance ratio dark beer over here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fajry (1398) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2015
Fľaša. Veľmi tmavá hnedá farba, hnedá pena držala pomerne dlho. Vôňa sladová, pražené slady, prezreté slivky. Chuť pražených sladov a prezretých sliviek, karamel, toffifee. Príliš sladké na mňa, aj keď piteľné na prekvapenie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nijstrom (280) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle. Roasted malts, caramel and mild coffee notes. Mild sweetness and weak bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1366) - SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2015
330ml bottle from Premier Bar, Ljubljana, Slovenia (€2.80):
This one was a surprisingly enjoyable dark lager from Union. Well balanced & smooth with a nice sweetness & some darker, roasted flavours plus a few background fruits. It was an easy one to drink as well with enough variation to keep things interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
azzie (737) - Pula, CROATIA - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle 0.33l. Dark brown liquid with beige head. Medium body and carbonation. Aroma of roasted barley, caramel, vanilla extract and wood. Taste is sweet, could taste some sourness, taste of straw from stable under that sweetness, alcohol and roastiness. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
einherjar (252) - Rijeka, CROATIA - AUG 16, 2015
0,33l can. Dark brown, medium beige head. Aroma roasted malt, roasted sugar. Taste sweet, caramel, roasted malt, coffee. Very nice surprise, this is pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (3102) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 20, 2015
Can in Ljubljana . Dark body not much head or retention . Smells like cold coffee. The taste is coffee and molasses, dried fruit but all pretty subtle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nihtila (2615) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Keg at the brewery. Poursdark brown with red hues. Nose dark malts, burnt sugar, sweet cold coffee. Taste is syrupy sweet, dark malts, cold coffee. Quite sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hrc_Cro (378) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 23, 2015
0.33l bottle, drank from bottle. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and some dark fruits. Taste is bitter and little sweet.

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