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


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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   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 (5224) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
darbeer75 (707) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Aroma: slightly stout-y; Appearance: black with off white head; Taste: follow nose with light stout flavor; some caramel and roasty flavors; Palate: long, sweet finish; Overall: not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wombat23 (978) - Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Shared bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a light beige head. Aroma is roasted malt with coffee notes. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, caramel and hazelnut. Light to medium-bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreenCat (64) - SLOVENIA - SEP 17, 2016
0,33l can, pours dark ruby brown with a finger of quickly dissipating beige head. Sweet caramel and malt on nose. Roasty notes and some coffee too. Taste is mainly malty, light roastiness, sweet caramel. Finish is medium rounded bitterness with some solid roasty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sumo234 (73) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - SEP 9, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2016 Can 0,33l. Very dark brown beer with creamy beige head, Some light aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor of smoke and roasted malt. Aftertaste is smoked sweetness with light bitterness. The best Slovenian beer I’ve ever tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Demens (325) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 22, 2016
On tap. Dark brown colour with medium lasting beige head. Aroma: Caramel, chocolate, roasty notes. Taste: Sweet malty start with a light bitter mouthfeel. A bit watery overall. Light body with fizzy carbonation. Long sweet/sour finish. Ok.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
77ships (8517) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
Thank you Mathieu87 & PriorL! 330 ml. can sampled @ “Epic beer Tasting 2016”. Dark brown amber,… Nose is hugely metallic, very poor industrial dark lager, industrial caramel & vegetable. Taste is huvely vegetable, massively vegetable industrial dark lager, chemical, grainy,… Very thin & grain, hugely vegetable. Right about the worst you can get in an industrial macro dark lager. I massively disliked this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JorisPPattyn (9673) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
Medium cream-beige head over dark redbrown beer. Roasted, sweetish, liquorice, sweet wood. Dry-woody, again liquorice, finish is wry, even astringent. Light, quite slick. Doable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hauxe (521) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2016 Pours dark brown from the can. The tan crown is creamy and stable. Aroma is chocolate and toffee with strong roasted notes. Taste is sour sweet with notes of roasted coffee, caramel and toast. Finishes smooth. Palate trends watery. Still, a surprisingly good find at the Mercator in Bovec, Slovenia. Updated 10/2017: light drop from 3.5 to 3.4 after further tastings

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emilcia92 (11) - POLAND - MAY 21, 2016
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.

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