AndyAle (6) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a Munich Dunkel. Aroma of GR Noble hops, Euro malt, munich malt, and a clean lager profile mixed together well on the nose. Deep hazelnut brown with brilliant clarity, appropriate carbonation and nice lacing. Almost chocolate flavor but mysteriously not quite. Smooth and dry with no particular over the top out of balance ingredient. Seems properly attenuated and aged for a dunkel, and very sessionable. A very non-obtrusive dark bier. I will have it again. Served in a 16 oz. mug
llyons37 (23) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rather light for a dark beer, not quite as dark as a stout. Mild coffee taste and very small, foam head that dissipates quicky.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Did not really seem like a schwarzbier in my opinion. Poured dark brown with a thin head. Mild aroma, slightly sweet. Seemed very light, not one of Piece’s best beers.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
an okay dark beer. more of an american style, thought not a true schwarz in my mind. a bit hoppy and malty. Decent.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the Brew pub: Pours a dark brown with a white head. Aroma, roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavor, roasty, nutty some caramel, with some earthy notes as well.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz pour at the brewery. Dark brown with a wispy head. Again, a light aroma that has lightly sharp grain with a hint of must and sweetness. The flavor is mostly malty with hints of sweetness and grain (roasted). Light molasses and/or brown sugar. Light medium body but the mouth feel is dull and unexciting on the tongue.
DrnkMcDermott (2879) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at Piece. Here I had thought this was just a nice dark English ale. Bartender was kind of busy, so I wasn’t bothering him for specifics. But a Schwartz? Nah. My tiny amount looked cloudy brown, with a distinct fruity ale smell. A very nice "Irish Red" ale malt profile, and just a twinge of European finishing hops. I kind of regret not getting a whole glass of this.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a murky dark brown with a skinny tan head. The aroma is roasted malts, roasted barley, and a big splash of chocolate. Nice carbonation. The flavor is rich ’n’ roasty with chocolate and a bit of toffee. This has more ale qualitites than those of a Schwarzbier, but as Piece says, "It’s a dark bier." Not bad.
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DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark brown body, minimal head. Nesquick chocolate and a light touch of black malt in the aroma. The flavor brings more milk chocolate and light acidic black roast. This stuff isn’t watery just not punchy.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque red-brown with quickly receding off-white head. Aroma is toasty grain, a bit of toffee, and a good dose of chocolate. The toasted grain and chocolate hit together in the flavor, with a splash of roast grain bitterness and light hops following. Medium body, almost sticky palate. One of the best of the Piece lineup.