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


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RATINGS: 138   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChewyBeer (353) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 15, 2017
Appearance: deep jet black, slight head Aroma: low hop aromas, roast malts Palate: medium mouthfeel, low carbonation Taste: roast malts, earthy, slightly sweet Overall: easy drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nephirem (436) - CROATIA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle, 0.33l. Deep ruby pour, almost black with thin beige layer on top. Smell is woody, grainy and slightly roasted. A bit of toffee in the background. Thin and watery. A bit too heavy on the carbonation, killing the flavors. Roasty bittersweet mouthfeel, slightly smoked. Aroma mostly grainy, slight corn presence. Caramel malts. Roasted. Smoke. Aftertaste reminiscent of wooden barrels, nice. Some metal acidity later on, however not too offensive. Somewhat dry finish. Overall, has potential and plenty of room for improvement. I like the wooden barrel notes and the subtle smokiness. The major downsides here are the lack of body, watery nature and way too aggressive carbonation levels. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
klukas (225) - Rijeka, CROATIA - MAR 1, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into mug. Appearance: Dark/black colour, with thin head. Aroma: Barley and caramel. Palate: Medium body, gentle carbonation. Taste: Gentle sweetness, caramel, roasted malt, coffee. Chocolate bitter aftertaste. Overall impression: It used to be one of my favourite beers (when it was called Črni baron), it changed but still it is good enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (47600) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2017

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As Spar Premium Temno Pivo ].
[ Trade by Camons ]. Clear dark dark red brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, roasted, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, sweet malt, dark malt, bread sugary, sweet dark malt, sweet roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20170208]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
darbeer75 (823) - 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 (1226) - 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 (89) - 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 (100) - 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 (402) - 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 (9216) - 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.

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