Blackwing - Union Craft Brewing Company
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
3.84/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the can into a Libbey style Pilsner glass.
Deep mahogany brown body, with some faint tan edges, even some dark lemon yellow towards the bottom. Head is swiss cheese in a consistency, and light coffee brown in color. A bit soapy with some moderate retention. Falls to a simple collar after some time with no lacing.
Solid nose on the beer. Good clean lager yeast with crisp mix and roast character. Hints of light drip coffee and piping brewed warmth. Nice ripping dry grain it seems with a bit of toasty arid qualities as well.
Palate comes nicely. Soft malts, but with a light almost watery body. Coffee flavors come and finish quite quickly. Dry arid qualities match as well, finishing very dry and with a mineral like finish. Quite a bit crackery feeling, and a little bit of chocolate sweetness is buried in there as well.
It's a pretty solid schwarzbier but is a little fleeting with a light body, almost too light. Still enjoyable.
Serving type: can
06-19-2014 00:34:14 | More by smakawhat
3.5/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cola color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of smoke, coffee, roasted malts. Taste is coffee up front, some smoke and roasted malts, touch of hops, mild bitterness. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.
Serving type: can
05-17-2014 06:09:20 | More by tone77
4.28/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a finer of off-white head over a clear very dark brown liquid. Smells dry coffee roast with a little bit of cherry sour to the roast. Newspaper and mild earthy noble hops. Tastes dry roast with a mild sweet chocolate playing underneath. Very light alcohol and absent of esters. Earthy hop bitter carries into the aftertaste with the lingering dry roast. Medium light in the mouth with moderate carbonation. I'm not a fan of this style, but this beer is a pretty decent drinking for a Schwarzbier.
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2013 02:24:16 | More by mentor
3.28/5 rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Sample on tap at Smaltimore (3/11/14)
A: Black with only a collar head. Decent lacing.
S: Smokey rye. Watery. Burnt. Toasty.
T: Smokey but not too much. Watery. Black. Lots of rye and some malt. Eh.
M: Smooth. Massage. Bubbles.
O: Ok. I had to get this because it was $3 for a pint and it is Union's new addition to their canning line. This was decent but a bit bland.
Serving type: on-tap
03-21-2014 10:57:39 | More by gillagorilla
Blackwing from Union Craft Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.